Feeling your baby kicking inside you is one of the awesome rewards of being pregnant. Here are 5 ways you can get the baby moving — so your husband or kids can feel the baby kick, too! Plus, how to count fetal movements, why fetal kicks matter, and what to do if you don’t feel your baby kicking or moving.
Which nursery items do you REALLY need? A mom of 3 tells you what to avoid when shopping for and designing your baby’s nursery. See the bare minimum things you need, and a list of things you don’t need for the baby’s room.
What do you do when prenatal vitamins make you sick and vomit? Here’s what happened to me, when I tried prescription prenatal vitamins PreNate, then an expensive organic prenatal vitamin capsule. Also includes tips for taking prenatal vitamins so that they don’t make your stomach upset.
What if you can’t take a childbirth education class at the hospital? You can prepare for labor and delivery at home by watching a childbirth education DVD. We think Laugh and Learn About Childbirth is the best DVD class available.
Here’s real-world advice about what you should expect to wear in the hospital during labor and after giving birth to your baby. From designer hospital gowns to special underwear and pads, I give you a list of what NOT to wear for a simpler, pretty hospital stay.
Here’s a list of things that you should NOT pack in your hospital bag before giving birth. Good advice on simplifying your hospital bag and not packing more than you can carry home!
When should you pack your hospital bag for pregnancy? By the third trimester, in case of emergency, and keep it stored in the trunk of your car. We’ve rounded up 3 of the best hospital bag checklists on the Internet, along with a link to what NOT to pack in your hospital bag for the birth of your baby.
I’m treating my pregnancy’s gestational diabetes with an ADA meal plan, oral Glyburide, and daily exercise. But I still get those sweet cravings! What snacks are safe for gestational diabetes patients? Here’s are 6 sweet snacks that pregnant women can eat without worrying!
I do a lot of walking now. For the upcoming newborn days, I’m hoping that a fitted pouch sling from Hotslings or New Native slings will give me the stability of a Baby Bjorn with the closeness of a Maya Wrap.
Here’s a list of fun things to do in the doctor’s waiting room while you are pregnant. With OB visits every two weeks (and more), you’ll never run out of fun things to do while you wait for your prenatal appointments.
I’m pregnant and not feeling good. Here’s what happened when I had elevated results on the gestational diabetes screening at 28 weeks — and some tips for surviving the 3-hour glucose tolerance test.
Here are 4 effortless ways to make your pregnancy easy. Simplify life during pregnancy by outsourcing grocery delivery, meal preparation, house cleaning, and shopping for baby.
It’s time to stock up on diapers before the new baby arrives. How many diapers should you buy ahead of time? What brand of diapers should you buy? When is a diaper really a good price? Here are links to great mom blogs which discuss diapers for new babies.
Here are 3 cheap and easy ways to make your baby’s nursery greener–from organic crib bedding at Walmart prices to family heirlooms and solid wood furniture.
Here’s a fun and free game to help you figure out what your baby will look like! Kim Komando named MakeMeBabies.com a cool site of the day. Here’s what happened when I combined my photo with my husband’s, and it wasn’t very pleasing!
When is it normal to feel tired while pregnant? When do you know that something is out of balance with your pregnancy? If you’re so tired you can’t get out of bed, here are a few ideas to consider having checked at your doctor’s office.
Meijer stores nationwide will give pregnant women free prenatal vitamins. Here are the brands of prenatal vitamins in the program and how to find a Meijer pharmacy near you.
Do you have a stuffy nose and congestion while pregnant? It’s called pregnancy rhinitis. Here’s what to do about your stuffy nose, plus which environmental factors you should avoid inhaling during pregnancy.
More and more pregnant moms are planning babymoons — trips to enjoy your time alone before baby arrives. Here are some tips for being comfortable on the airplane while pregnant, whether you are traveling to a fun destination or simply flying for business. Plus, airplane safety tips for pregnant moms.
Here are 3 great places to get free baby stuff for new moms: baby fairs, your insurance company, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Also a list of free baby gifts you can sign up for online!
Do your feet and legs swell when you’re pregnant? Here are 4 natural remedies that really work to get reduce pregnancy swelling, or pregnant water retention.
Here are some tips for feeling cool and comfortable during a summer pregnancy.
One of your first pregnancy buys for new baby should be a great stroller. I’ve owned Graco, MacLaren, Inglesina, Combi and even an Emmajuna Pram! Here are my top picks when it comes to baby strollers!
Pregnant, but scared to use the chemicals in nail polish? Which nail polishes are safe to use while pregnant? I researched the best formaldehyde free and toluene free nail polish brands. Here’s my review of pregnancy-safe Nicole nail polish by OPI.
How many car seats can fit in the back of a sedan? 3 at most. Here’s my plan for squeezing 3 Britax car seats in the rear seat of my Toyota. If I can’t do it, I’ll have to buy a Sunshine Kids Radian 80 for its skinny size and 5-point-harness up to 80 pounds.
After some contractions and cramping at 19 weeks, my ultrasound showed placenta previa, a serious pregnancy complication in which the placenta covers the cervix. Here are some online resources that explain what placenta previa means to expectant moms and placenta previa questions to ask your doctor.
You’ve had the ultrasound. Now, here are some cute ways to announce the sex of your new baby to friends and family. Here are lots of creative pregnancy announcements and ideas for you!
How much water should a pregnant woman drink before her ultrasound? When should you drink 32 ounces of water before your ultrasound? Here are my tips on surviving a full bladder when you have your pregnancy ultrasound!
When I got pregnant, moles and skin tags started growing on my body! Did I have cancer? Here’s why my dermatologist told me not to worry, along with warning signs for mole growth and ways that dermatologists remove moles and skin tags after pregnancy.
Are you trying to find a baby name that’s not too trendy? Here’s a list of the best resources for hip baby names, including how to see if your baby’s name is too trendy!
How long should you keep baby clothing & equipment that your kids have outgrown? A mom of 3 tells you her strategy for saving, selling, and keeping baby equipment before it goes bad.
Pregnancy books will give you too many ideas. What does a pregnant women REALLY need to buy for herself? Here’s my personal list of the top 5 things every pregnant woman needs to buy… and 7 things pregnant women DON’T need!
What’s the best way to preserve pregnancy memories? Have you thought about starting a baby blog? Here’s my best advice for starting a baby blog or online journal… for the world, or just friends and family.
If you’re trying to get pregnant, you may go through a lot of pregnancy tests.Save money by ordering pregnancy tests in bulk online, or pick up $1 basic versions at chain stores like Dollar tree.
There are a lot of strange physical symptoms you get when you are pregnant. Here are 5 of the strangest pregnancy symptoms I’ve had, including shooting leg pain, sore pelvis, raging heartburn, total exhaustion sleeping sickness, followed by insomnia. Plus, what I did to treat them.
Shopping for plus size maternity clothes is hard, especially when you start pregnancy in an XL! Here is a helpful guide to the best places to buy plus size maternity clothes, at online sites and brick-and-mortar shops.
What does it feel like to get an epidural during labor? Does it hurt to get an epidural? What does it feel like to deliver a baby with an epidural? Here’s what it was like for me.
I’ve had two epidurals, and I tell you exactly how it felt when I got them.