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.

10 Healthy Snacks for Pregnant Women to Keep You Going Through the Day

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During pregnancy, it's important to get your daily nutrients as well as keep your energy levels up. After all, you're eating for two! Of course, that doesn't mean you should over-indulge and assume that baby is going to suck down ALL those extra calories! Instead, reach for some healthy snacks for pregnant women to help you get through the day! Deciding on which healthy snacks for pregnant women are best for you really depends on your personal tastes. If you're suffering from morning sickness, you'll want to avoid anything too heavy. On the … [Read more...]

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Could TV Shows Prevent Teenage Pregnancy?

TV Shows Prevent teen pregnancy

In the United States, almost one million teenage girls get pregnant every year. The US has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the industrialized world - almost double Canada's rate. Since back in the 80s, TV shows such as "The Facts of Life", "Degrassi Junior High", and "Party of Five" have tackled the issue of teenage pregnancy. More recently, reality shows have tackled the subject. Could TV shows actually help prevent teenage pregnancy? Could TV Shows Prevent Teenage Pregnancy? You may have heard of or watched MTV's controversial "16 … [Read more...]

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Colic: What Do You Do When Your Baby Won’t Stop Screaming?

Dealing with Colic

 March is colic awareness month, something I have a little too much experience with. See, I suffered through infertility for six years before having my son. When I finally got pregnant, I imagined this perfect little life, with a baby that slept through the night and smiled with joy all day long. Yes, I was delusional. Aren’t we all a little delusional during pregnancy? I can’t be the only one! Reality set in way too early when my son was born 8 weeks premature. For those first 8 weeks, he was pretty much just eating and sleeping. I thought … [Read more...]

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Struggling with Infertility: My Personal Journey Through Grief

Struggling with Infertility

I’ve written about struggling with infertility for OurFamilyWorld for a few years now. In fact, when Olfa first brought me on as a writer, it was to be my specialty. I struggled with infertility for many years. Now I’m sharing my personal story in the hopes that it helps someone else get through the struggle. Let me tell you something, struggling with infertility is life-altering. When you’re going through it, it becomes this all-consuming thing that takes over every aspect of your life. Even simple things like going to the grocery store … [Read more...]

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Smart Apps for Pregnant Women to Download Now

Smart apps for pregnant women

Life seems incomplete today without  apps. The women of today are very tech savvy and you will find most ladies toting around a smart phone these days. If you are soon going to be a new mom or are trying to get pregnant, well, you will be glad to know that there are some wonderful smart apps for pregnant women available on the market. The best part is that some of these apps are completely free and others are available at a very nominal cost. Download these Smart apps for pregnant women! iPregnancy’s  App The pregnancy tracker … [Read more...]

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Playtex Nipple Variety Pack: Great for Breastfeeding Moms Returning to Work #YMCBabyAndMe

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This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and Playtex Mommyville sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors.     When you’re a new mom, it can be challenging to navigate the world of baby products. From the right diaper to the best car seat, you’re inundated with choices. One thing you really want to get just right, though, is your baby’s feeding system. Whether you’re breastfeeding, formula feeding or a … [Read more...]

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Would You Want to Stay on Life Support to Save Your Unborn Baby?

Save Your Unborn baby

Every now and then I come across a news story so powerful that it leaves me mulling it over for days. Right now, a Canadian woman is in a coma and on life support. She’s brain dead, which means she’s pretty much gone. Machines are keeping her heart beating and her blood pumping, but she's just not there anymore. Typically I'd say if I was in that state, I’d hope that someone would have the strength to turn off the machines. UNLESS it was to protect my unborn baby! See, Robyn Benson of Victoria, British Columbia may have lost the ability … [Read more...]

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Tips to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis During Travel

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Deep vein thrombosis is a potentially serious condition that can lead to embolism, stroke and heart attack. Even when it doesn't cause such severe problems, it can lead to the formation of varicose veins. Check out these expert tips on how to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Flying has long been associated with Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots), and the development of varicose veins. Deep Vein Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein. Varicose veins are large, visible veins that have been abnormally stretched are swollen, and … [Read more...]

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Pregnant Women

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We're sharing a few of our favorite Valentine's Day gifts for pregnant women. While the post contains affiliate links, we only recommend items we would buy ourselves. This post contains affiliate links. As Valentine's Day approaches, you may be wondering what to get your pregnant spouse. How about something that will make her feel sexy or something that will make her feel pampered? At a time when she will be receiving so many items for the new baby, it will be refreshing to receive a gift just for *her*. Here are some great … [Read more...]

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Ectopic Pregnancy Stories: How it Affects People Differently

Ectopic Pregnancy Stories

Ectopic pregnancy can be a terrifying experience. Between the physical and emotional pain, the procedures to fix it and the worrying about whether it will cause future infertility, it can really put you through the wringer. We've talked about ectopic pregnancy signs, symptoms and treatment options before, but never really delved into the emotional turmoil that this type of pregnancy can cause. Now, we are sharing personal stories to discuss the different emotions women go through after an ectopic pregnancy. Olfa's Ectopic Pregnancy … [Read more...]

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