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.

Teen Pregnancy Stats Falling: Way to Go, Gen X!

Teen Pregnancy Stats

Gen X (and the very early part of Gen Y) parents must be doing something right. Teen pregnancy stats are on the decline since we become the parenting generation. Yes, it was also our generation that also caused the highest spike ever, but that just shows that we learned from our mistakes AND found a way to teach our kids to learn from them too. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services teen pregnancy stats, rates dropped 10 percent in 2013, with teen moms accounting for 26.6 births per 1,000. Put into perspective, back in … [Read more...]

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Have a PEP Talk to Prevent Pregnancy Complications

Have a PEP Talk to Prevent Pregnancy Complications

Every two minutes, a woman dies from pregnancy complications. Think about that for a minute. Every two minutes. While you're brushing your teeth in the morning, a woman is dying. In the time it takes me to get my son to the bus stop and drive back home, three women have died. By the time I finish writing this post, about 30 women will die. By this time tomorrow, 720 more women will be dead from pregnancy complications. Most of these deaths are preventable. Even here in the U.S., the number of deaths from complications of pregnancy and … [Read more...]

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Second Pregnancy Challenges: Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Child

Second Pregnancy Tips: How do you care for yourself while you care for your child

We are sharing today some of the second pregnancy tips: How Do You Take Care of yourself AND your first child? One of the biggest second pregnancy challenges is balancing the need to care for yourself while also caring for your first born. The challenge becomes even trickier if your first child is still very young. While your instincts tell you to put your child first, if you’re not taking care of your needs, you won’t be in a position to take care of other’s needs. Related Posts: Pregnant Again? Find Out What to Expect This Time … [Read more...]

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Stylish Gift Ideas For A Second Pregnancy

Gift Ideas For A Second Pregnancy

When someone announces their second pregnancy, it can be tough to know what they may need.  Not only will they have a lot of items on hand already, some may not even register because they feel it is inappropriate since they have already had one baby shower before.  Here is a great list of Gift Ideas For A Second Pregnancy.  Not only is this great for you to buy for yourself, it is a great resource for you to shop for your friends and family as they navigate a second pregnancy.  Our bodies go through many changes during pregnancy.  Physical and … [Read more...]

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Keep Second Pregnancy Weight Gain Under Control

How to keep second pregnancy weight gain under control

If you’re worried about keeping second pregnancy weight gain under control, you’re not alone. It’s a concern of many moms who are pregnant again. Take a look at a few ways that you can help keep it under control, as well as the things you just can’t control. Second Pregnancy Weight Gain: Accept the Baby Bump Let’s start with the one thing you can’t change, because the sooner you accept it, the sooner you can move on. You can’t control how quickly you show. Most moms “pop out” way earlier in the second pregnancy than in the first. Like WAY … [Read more...]

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Pregnant Again? Find Out What to Expect This Time Around!

What to Expect During your Second pregnancy

With Kate Middleton experiencing her second pregnancy, it’s a super-hot topic right now! Everyone wants to know what the lovely Duchess is up to, how she’s feeling, how this pregnancy is different from her first. Maybe you’re in the same boat as Kate and embarking on your own second pregnancy journey! While everyone is different, take a look at what to expect during your second pregnancy. Related Posts: Did You Struggle with Hyperemesis During Pregnancy Like Kate Middleton? Fun Ways to Reveal Your Baby’s Gender During Your … [Read more...]

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Great Fall Maternity Fashions for a Stylish Pregnancy

Great Fall Maternity Fashions for a Stylish Pregnancy

We have pulled together some Great Fall Maternity Fashions for this year for you from Zulily, one of our favorite online deal sites. With cooler temperatures headed our way, if you are pregnant you may be excited to enjoy some fun warm fashion trends.  Being pregnant in cooler months can be great since you can easily find sweaters and jackets to help you dress up your growing bump in style.   Not only are these all gorgeous and flattering to your growing belly, they are on sale too!  You can't go wrong with great deals on fun clothes!  … [Read more...]

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How to Make Your Own Pregnancy Pillows

How to Make Your Own Pregnancy Pillows

Pregnancy pillows are one of the coolest inventions on the planet, as far as I'm concerned! I used one for the last half of my pregnancy (over nine years ago!) and loved it so much, I've bought many more over the years. However, the pregnancy pillows on the market can be a bit costly, especially for the really good full body pillows. There are ways to make them, though, that won't cost as much! I, personally, am not good with a sewing machine. It took me four years to learn how to thread it! Now, I can make awkwardly shaped somewhat-square … [Read more...]

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First Response Study Reveals Common Misconceptions About Conception

First Response Study Reveals Common Misconceptions About Conception

This post about common misconceptions about conceptions is brought to you by First Response. First Response and the Yale School of Medicine joined together to conduct a study about the misconceptions about conception. The study revealed some interesting information about how women perceive their fertility. While I thought I knew pretty much everything about fertility, I admit that one of the misconceptions surprised me! I'll tell you which one in a minute. Major Findings of the First Response and Yale Study Before getting into the … [Read more...]

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Did You Struggle with Hyperemesis During Pregnancy Like Kate Middleton?

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I have to say, I really feel for Kate Middleton and her struggles with hyperemesis during pregnancy. If you haven’t heard the news, the lovely Duchess has been canceling appearances left and right because she’s so sick from the condition. I was miserable with just regular morning sickness, and I wasn’t a famous person who needed to make public appearances during my pregnancy! What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? Hyperemesis gravidarum is like morning sickness on overdrive. Think of the worst episode of nausea you ever had during pregnancy, then … [Read more...]

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