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.

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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Does Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy Cause Autism?

Can pesticide exposure during pregnancy cause autism

Does pesticide exposure during pregnancy cause autism? A new study about autism has just come out. Researchers at the University of California studied the proximity of pregnant women to areas where pesticides were used. Researchers found, that "Children of mothers who live near agricultural areas, or who are otherwise exposed to organophosphate, pyrethroid, or carbamate pesticides during gestation may be at increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders." The study states that one third of the mothers studied lived within 1.5km of a site where … [Read more...]

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Cool Tips to Beat the Summer Heat While Pregnant

Tips to beat the heat while pregnant

These cool tips to beat the summer heat while pregnant contain affiliate links. We only recommend products that we love. Pregnancy can be such an amazing, exciting time. Your baby delights you with kicks and hiccups, and you've got that pregnant glow. But it's starting to get hot out there. Is your baby due late summer or early fall, you're already feeling too hot with your increased body temperature, and wondering how on earth you're going to suffer through summer? Check out these tips to beat the summer heat while pregnant! Cool Tips … [Read more...]

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Pregnant Women at Higher Risk of Serious Car Accidents

Pregnant women more likely to have serious car accidents

A surprising new Canadian study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, has found that pregnant women are at higher risk of serious car accidents, especially early in their second trimester. So what are the details and what can pregnant women do to protect themselves? Should pregnant women stay out of the driver's seat? Pregnant Women at Higher Risk of Serious Car Accidents The study of 507,262 women in Ontario found that women driving in their second trimester were at 42% greater risk of a life-threatening crash than before … [Read more...]

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Summer Maternity Clothes: Stay Cool & Comfy in Style!

Summer Maternity Clothes

This Summer Maternity Clothes post contains affiliate links. We only share products we love. Looking for some new maternity clothes as we head into the hot summer months? When you’re pregnant over the summer, you need to keep comfortable and cool. It's not only important for your own comfort, but also to make sure you don't overheat! Here are our top picks for summer maternity clothes. Stylish Summer Maternity Clothes Maternity Cross-Front Jersey Tank Dresses from Old Navy I didn’t realize that Old Navy offered maternity clothes! … [Read more...]

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How to Keep Bed Rest During Pregnancy from Driving You Insane

Bed rest during pregnancy

You just got the dreaded news from the doctor - it’s bed rest for you for the next bunch of days, weeks, or months of your pregnancy. Get help - make sure your home isn't deteriorating around you - invite friends over to do a load of laundry. They can keep you company while it's in the wash, or even cook you a meal and sit and eat with you. Alternatively, if money is in the budget, hire a cleaning service. Once you know everything is taken care of, you can snuggle up with a great body pillow and make the best of your time on bed rest with these … [Read more...]

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Breastfeeding Photo Deemed Offensive, Takes Down Mom’s Instagram Account

Breastfeeding photo takes down Instagram account

A Toronto mom lost her Instagram account after she shared a breastfeeding photo with her and her daughter. CTV News shared the story of Heather Bays, a professional photographer who is completely heartbroken after losing her account. Bays not only used Instagram to document her own journey as a mom, but also to showcase her professional work. Now, she's lost her entire account because some deemed her breastfeeding photo offensive. Adding insult to injury, it was shut down over Mother's Day weekend! One black and white breastfeeding photo … [Read more...]

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Pregnancy Books for First Time Moms

Best Pregnancy Books for first-time moms

This Pregnancy books for first time moms contains affiliate links. We recommend only what we love. There are so MANY pregnancy books out there that it can be hard for a first time mom to choose! Here are my absolute favourite pregnancy books that will inform and encourage you throughout your pregnancy and beyond! Pregnancy Books for First Time Moms   THE HEALTHY PREGNANCY BOOK: Month by Month, Everything You Need to Know from America's Baby Experts This book by Dr. William and Martha Sears is part of the fantastic Sears … [Read more...]

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