Pregnancy

6 Foods Old Wives' Tales Swear Will Relieve Your Unbearable Pregnancy Heartburn

There's a scorching pain in the back of your throat. As soon as you lie down, it spreads across your chest and into your mouth. It tastes of pennies and that time in college when you did one too many keg stands. Only now you're pregnant, you haven't…
By Cat Bowen

Why Women Are Still Hiding Their Pregnancies At Work

Prior to having children, Sophie* had no reason to think that workplaces would be anything but incredibly supportive toward pregnant employees. Then a girl she worked with had a miscarriage, discussed in low tones by coworkers at the coffee machine.…
By Gianluca Russo

Stop Assuming Every Fat Pregnant Woman Has Gestational Diabetes

Women's bodies are often considered to be a subject of public discussion and scrutiny. Is she sexy enough? Skinny enough? Modest enough? Assertive enough? Demure enough? There's no winning. So you can imagine how much worse this gets when a woman is…
By Jamie Kenney

The Most Magical Baby Names That Start With "M"

Choosing a moniker for your baby is huge. It's one of the few decisions you make in life that feels etched in stone. I did know a few kids growing up with nicknames that were a far departure from their real names (Ned for Charles?), but more often…
By Kate Miller

25 Baby Names That Start With O, Because You Want Baby's Name To Be Outstanding

Finding just the right name for your new baby can be really difficult. Everyone has an opinion, but the only ones that really matter are yours and your partner's. Still, coming to a consensus and deciding on something that you both truly love can be…
By Lauren Schumacker

These Pregnancy Sweat Relief Tips Will Help Keep The Pit Stains Away

The miracle of life is beautiful, but let's be honest: Pregnancy comes with some totally whack symptoms. What will your body do next? Who knows! It should be a drinking game — except, oh yeah, you can't drink. One such inconvenient pregnancy side…
By Shannon Evans

6 Maternity Items Worth Buying, No Matter How Silly They Seem

When you're busy growing a tiny human, it can feel like you're in a grueling endurance challenge. Whether you're suddenly up at night tossing and turning, experiencing constant lower back pain or leg aches, or have an irritatingly itchy belly, it's…
By Kate Miller

Turns Out There's A Real Reason Why You Keep Dropping *Everything* During Pregnancy

One of the wonders of pregnancy, aside from sleepless nights and morning sickness, is the profound inability to get a freaking grip. After dropping your car keys for the hundredth time and retrieving them from the floor with the grace of water…
By Lindsey Nesmith

Kate Hudson's Pregnancy Style Will Make You *Want* To Wear Maternity Clothes

Some women make pregnancy look effortless, and Kate Hudson is definitely one of them. While the 39-year-old mom says her first trimester with her current pregnancy was rough (she's expecting her third child, a daughter with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa,…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Study: This New Pain Relief Drug Could Reduce The Need For Epidurals During Childbirth

Childbirth is painful — that is a fact the medical field has done their best to navigate around, searching for pain relief methods suitable for labor. Although epidurals and pain medications exist, they can definitely stand to be improved upon. Now,…
By Vanessa Taylor

Googling Your Postpartum Symptoms May Lead To Overlooking A Deadly Complication

If you've ever attempted to Google a likely-harmless symptom only to end up paranoid that you might actually have a rare form of cancer, then you're probably already well aware that the internet is no substitute for actual medical advice from a…
By Alana Romain

20 Perfect Baby Names Inspired By Classic Children's Literature

It's crazy just how much your life experiences and memories can shape how you perceive baby names. I can't even tell you how many times my husband has nixed a name I love because of a past interaction or relationship with someone by the same name —…
By Caroline Hogeveen

6 Foods Old Wives' Tales Swear Will Relieve Your Unbearable Pregnancy Heartburn

There's a scorching pain in the back of your throat. As soon as you lie down, it spreads across your chest and into your mouth. It tastes of pennies and that time in college when you did one too many keg stands. Only now you're pregnant, you haven't…
By Cat Bowen

5 Unconventional Ways to Jumpstart Labor That Actually Work

There comes a point in every pregnancy when, no matter how much you liked being pregnant, you suddenly cannot possibly handle being pregnant for one more second of your life. This point is usually heralded by such developments as no longer being…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Jana Kramer Has Chosen A Name For Her Unborn Baby Boy

Since sharing the news of her pregnancy, Jana Kramer has been giving fans regular updates on how she and her family are preparing for the arrival of their newest addition. Most recently, Kramer said that she chose a name for her baby and shared a…
By Azure Hall

14 Things No One Will Tell You About Gestational Diabetes, But I Will

I knew, going into pregnancy, that there was a decent chance I would have gestational diabetes. After all, my mom had it for all her pregnancies. I was in the clear my first pregnancy but, of course, fate caught up with me during my second. Just as…
By Jamie Kenney

TBH I'm Jealous Of My Friend Who Got The Birth She Wanted

Several months back, my friend and I were catching up over coffee outside on a patio at a nearby coffee shop. It was the first time we had gotten together after the birth of her son, and we were having the inevitable birth story discussion. Don’t…
By Risa Kerslake

My Body Wanted Me To Stop Breastfeeding My Older Child

I loved nursing my baby from the very moment she was born. After an effortless conception and a pregnancy that felt like 39 weeks and five days of beautiful, blissful blossoming, I'd had a horrific and unplanned c-section that I now know probably…
By Aimee Christian

You May Want To Consider Avoiding This Common Perfume Ingredient While Pregnant

Pregnancy changes just about everything in your routine, and that includes your daily beauty and skincare rituals, too. In general, is perfume safe during pregnancy? For people who love their signature scent, the idea of going without it for months…
By Lindsay E. Mack

Honestly, Sometimes I Think Getting Pregnant Was A Mistake

There are people in the world who know, early on, that they want to experience pregnancy and parenthood. I was not one of those people. I spent my 20s partying and experimenting and traveling and running from my responsibilities. My motto was "live…
By Priscilla Blossom

10 Baby Names That Begin With "X" & Have That X Factor

The letter "x" doesn't get a whole lotta love in the English language, or not at the beginning of words, anyway. (X-Ray? Xylophone? Yeah, that's about it.) So when you're trying to think of baby names, you probably don't have very many options that…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote