Fertility & Pregnancy

Trying to conceive? Already pregnant and worried about whether those skin changes, weird cravings, and random aches are normal? From the moment you start thinking about adding on to your family until the first breath your newborn takes, we'll be there! Whether it's detailed information on warning signs to keep an eye out for or encouragement to help you find the right solution for infertility, we are dedicated to bringing you all the topics you need to have a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Safety Tips for Exercising During Pregnancy

Safety tips for exercising during pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy is a great way to keep your body in shape. When done correctly (after consulting with your doctor), it’s typically perfectly safe for both you and your baby. Still, there are a few things you need to watch out for! Take a look at our safety tips for exercising during pregnancy. First things first: what to know before you start exercising during pregnancy Talk to your doctor first. Before you start exercising during pregnancy, it’s important to discuss your workout plans with your doctor or midwife. They can … [Read more...]

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The Stork is Landing Soon in Canada! #TheStorkIsComing

Stork is Coming to Canada

Are you ready for the NEW, over-the-counter conception aid? The Stork is coming to Canada this summer. Available exclusively at your local Rexall Pharmacy. Sign up for special offers and to be notified when it is available in-store here: http://bit.ly/1tfBhFQ #TheStorkIsComing … [Read more...]

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Fun Ways to Reveal Your Baby’s Gender During Your Pregnancy

Gender reveal during pregnancy

If you decide to find out your baby's gender, one of the most fun parts of pregnancy is sharing that news with others! I really wish I had been more creative when I found out I was having a boy. I was inspired to write this post after I saw my friend, Marla, share the most adorable gender reveal cake that she baked for another friend. I thought it was just so creative! Then I thought "hey, I bet there are other really fun ways to reveal your baby's gender during pregnancy" and got to work finding them! Take a look at my favorites! Creative … [Read more...]

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Enjoy Cravings Minus Morning Sickness with Sea-Band Mama! #SeaBandMamaMorningSicknessRelief

Sea-Band Mama

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sea-Band Mama. The opinions and text are all mine. Forget morning sickness, when I was pregnant with my son I had morning, afternoon, evening and middle of the night sickness! Just about everything made me nauseous. At the same time I was dealing with new cravings. During my first trimester, all I wanted was orange juice! Then, one night, I craved strawberry shortcake so badly that I made my husband and his friend drive me to every single restaurant in the area until I found the … [Read more...]

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Colief Helps You Remember Happy Times with Your Baby! #ReducedCrying

Colief Colic Relief

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Colief®. The opinions and text are all mine. After waiting for my son for over six years and going through a very rough delivery (8 weeks early!), I thought once I got him home from the NICU, everything would be sunshine and roses. I was naïve, or perhaps delusional from sleep deprivation! I thought we'd get through the rough patch of waiting for Jacob to grow into preemie clothes, lose the apnea monitor and dealing with my post-op complications. Then it would all be wonderful, just … [Read more...]

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Must-Haves and Nice-to-Haves for Your Baby Registry

BabyRegistry ideas

Oh the power of that little scan gun when it comes to filling your baby registry! You walk into your favorite baby store, after a few minutes they hand you an electronic scanning gun, and you get to go crazy... and if it is your first child, that is what you will do! How do I know? Because that is exactly what I did! We selected two, or three, of everything. One version that we really wanted, another version that we kinda liked, and a third that we knew was affordable for family feeling crunched. We thought we were being thoughtful - our … [Read more...]

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Raising Money for Fertility Treatments through Crowdfunding

raising money for fertility treatments featured

Would you try raising money for infertility through crowdfunding? We came across an interesting article that talked about how couples are doing just that! An increasing number of couples are struggling with infertility. Fertility treatments cost a LOT of money - much more money than the typical couple has at their disposal - tens of thousands of dollars! So how can the average couple go about raising money for fertility treatments? Increasingly, couples are turning to a new way of raising money: crowdfunding sites such as Go Fund Me and … [Read more...]

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Insanely Awesome Pregnancy Announcements

Cute pregnancy announcements

Looking for cute pregnancy announcements to celebrate the good news about your growing family? Read on for some adorable ideas! You did it! The pregnancy test was positive - after all this time, you’re finally pregnant! Now is the fun part - announcing your good news to the world! Whether you choose to announce it on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, or your blog, there are so many fun ways to do so! Check out these cute pregnancy announcements for some ideas! Pregnancy Announcements for Baby Number 1 Look What’s Hatching This … [Read more...]

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What is That Cigarette Doing to Your Unborn Child?

Smoking during pregnancy

Everyone knows smoking isn't good for you. But how does smoking during pregnancy affect your unborn baby? 13% of women report that they smoked during the last three months of their pregnancy, according to the CDC. When is the best time to quit and can quitting during any point of pregnancy be helpful? Smoking During Pregnancy When you think about how toxic cigarette smoke is, containing 4,000 chemicals, including lead, cyanide, and carcinogens, it’s not surprising that it’s harmful not only to you, but also your unborn baby. Those chemicals … [Read more...]

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Choosing the Best Pregnancy Pillow

Choosing the best pregnancy pillow

A pregnancy pillow will help you get a good night's sleep during your pregnancy. Here's how to choose the best one for you. Getting a good night’s sleep when you’re pregnant can be downright difficult. The usual way you sleep isn’t comfortable. You can’t sleep on your stomach. Your back aches with the extra weight you’re carrying in your belly. Before long, you’ve taken over the bed with all the pillows in the house and you’re still not comfy! A pregnancy pillow (also known as a body or maternity pillow) can help! But not all pregnancy … [Read more...]

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