Whether you're planning to have your very first baby or thinking about expanding your family, preparing to get pregnant is an exciting and emotional decision. So many questions float through your mind. How long will it take to get pregnant? Should I track my cycle? If so, what is the easiest way to do it? Will I be a good mom? How do I care for that new bundle of joy? On and on … [Read more...]
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.
I’ll be honest, as a late-20-something woman, pregnant for the first time, I had certain opinions of C-sections. I had plenty of friends who had delivered their babies by C-section, and while my brain knew that there are very legitimate reasons for a C-section, my heart focused on a medicine-free vaginal delivery. My OB-GYN and I had many conversations about my birth plan, … [Read more...]
Get ready for five fabulous pregnancy workout ideas that will keep your prenatal body in top shape! Whether you're pregnant or not, exercise is just plain good for you. Even exercising just a few minutes a day is very beneficial. When you are pregnant, though, you do have to be a bit more careful with your workouts. It's important to talk to your doctor before you start any new … [Read more...]
I recently came across a question in a pregnancy forum about how much walking is safe when you’re in labor. This dad-to-be was trying to determine if he and his wife could hoof it to the nearby hospital (about a third of a mile, or 500 meters away) once she was in labor. He went on to say he could push her in a wheelchair but had heard she could only lie flat once her water … [Read more...]
The line turned pink and you can’t wait to make your pregnancy announcement, but there are a few mistakes you should avoid. The rules are changing these days with cell phones and social media. We have so many ways to connect to each other! Pregnancy announcements are still very personal for a family, so check out these guidelines to keep the drama away from you new mama! These … [Read more...]