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I Stood Up To My Doctor, and So Should You.
May 14, 2021
I had a really uncomfortable experience at a new doctor’s office. I need to share it because more women need to feel comfortable speaking up when they’re unsure of what a healthcare professional wants to do. Let’s just jump right in here: vaginal checks are uncomfortable for me. That can probably go without saying. They’re…
Do You Have Excessive Braxton Hicks Contractions?
April 21, 2021
Braxton Hicks contractions are annoying. That’s just the best way to describe them. They aren’t really painful but they kind of make me have to stop whatever I’m doing and hunch over a little bit and focus on my breathing. The tightness of my abdomen just makes me feel like an overinflated beach ball. …
These AREN’T Braxton Hicks Contractions?!
Up until last weekend, I thought I was having intense and excessive Braxton Hicks Contractions. I even wrote a blog post about it because they were so prevalent in my life and I wanted to offer advice on how to deal with them. As it turns out, they weren’t Braxton Hicks contractions at all, but…
25 Ways To Tell Your Parents You’re Pregnant!
March 9, 2020
Congratulations—you’re pregnant! We’re sure you can’t wait to share your happy news, especially with your mom and dad, who are future grandparents. Why not take this opportunity to REALLY surprise your parents with this life-changing event? Below are 25 creative ways to tell parents you’re pregnant! 1. A BINKY + A NOTE Tie a note…
Postpartum Recovery Tips
November 3, 2018
Some women (myself included) think that postpartum recovery is more difficult than the actual labor. Spending several weeks healing your body on your own while also adjusting to life with a new baby is tough, both physically and mentally. But don’t worry – it’s a short phase that will pass by before you know it,…
Best Baby Monitors 2018 [Find The Best Monitor For You]
September 14, 2018
Most new parents list a baby monitor at the top of their registry wish list, and for good reason. A quality baby monitor notifies you when your baby wakes up or needs your attention — even if you’re in another part of the house or sound asleep. Baby monitors range from basic models to fancy…
5 Ways to Prepare for Breastfeeding While Pregnant
August 1, 2018
Breastfeeding can be rewarding, but also challenging. So it’s helpful to prepare ahead of time so that you can be as prepared as possible. Here are five ways to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant, in no particular order. 1. Talk to your friends who have nursed. Select some women in your inner circle whose opinions…
Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide
July 12, 2018
Summer is here, and it is already a scorcher. 100+ degree temps can be miserable under the best of circumstances but can feel even worse when you’re pregnant. And the most important thing is that you and baby are as comfortable as possible. Since we’ve already provided five ways to beat the heat, we’re incorporating those…
Boost Energy During Pregnancy
June 22, 2018
It’s normal to feel more tired than usual during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, but you don’t have to hibernate completely until your baby arrives. There are several ways to combat excessive fatigue and get some energy back. Follow these tips to help boost your energy during pregnancy. Stay Hydrated Dehydration is a very…
You Know You’re Pregnant When…
May 29, 2018
Picture this… you’re pregnant, swathed in the most beautiful, ethereal gown you can imagine, exuding the glow of a thousand suns. You know, you’re basically having a Beyonce moment. You knew the minute you became pregnant because you have the innate maternal instinct of all of the mothers who have come before you. Or… not….