Is this your first pregnancy? Wondering what different types of contractions feel like and when they should start? Here’s how to tell true labor contractions apart from other types of contractions — including false labor and Braxton Hicks contractions.
What happens during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? You might not be able to find your feet, but you'll find everything you need to know about your third trimester right here! Real women share their personal experiences with nesting, getting ready for baby, and personal tips for the last few months of pregnancy.
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.
The fourth trimester begins when your baby is born and continues until she reaches 3 months old. It’s a time of adjustment for both the mother and the newborn — who was quite content for 9 months inside the womb and now must learn to adapt to all new sights, sounds, and activities. Here are 5 pediatrician-recommended ways to re-create that feeling of being inside the womb during your baby’s first 3 months of life.
Whether you have issues with regular (traditional) pregnancy products or not, there’s just something special about wanting to protect your baby’s health and pureness from conception to birth. I’ve got some great suggestions for you… that helped me when I was pregnant and looking for organic pregnancy products on a budget. See which ingredients in foods & beauty products are safe to use during pregnancy.
Leg cramps can be excruciatingly painful. They’re one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. Here are 10 ways to prevent pregnancy leg cramps. Plus, 5 ways to get leg cramp relief quickly once the cramping starts. Try these easy home remedies, pregnancy stretches, and simple diet changes.
As your pregnancy progresses, it becomes easier to determine the different baby positions your little one is enjoying inside the womb. Here are the most common signs that indicate your baby’s fetal position at any given moment. Yes, you can look for these yourself to determine your baby’s position right now!
When you have a summer pregnancy like I did, you have to find some creative ways to beat the heat. When you’re pregnant, you feel hotter than other people — and your baby feels even hotter than you do! Here are more than 30 fun ways to stay cool during the hot summer months when you’re expecting.
A look at some of the methods of inducing labor naturally. We dispel some of the old wives tales from those methods that are truly the most effective. See how to stimulate the production of certain hormones in your body in order to encourage labor yourself. These are the best natural ways to induce labor on your own.
Having a high risk pregnancy doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen. It just means that one or more high risk pregnancy factors exist. You and your baby will benefit from the extra attention!
Find out the odds of your water breaking at home, rather than in the hospital. My experience, plus what I’ve learned about water breaking during pregnancy – to help calm your fears.
We usually hear about the sweet & rosy things associated with pregnancy. Here are some of the lesser known facts about pregnancy & what happens to your body
By the time I was in my third trimester, I was so tired of being pregnant. See how I dealt with the pain, hunger, anxiety, guilt & fear in my 3rd trimester.
If your doctor prescribes bed rest during pregnancy (like mine did), here’s my best advice to help you get through it – what you should do AND shouldn’t do!
Super advice from a mom to help you when you’re preparing for labor. The top 4 things she recommends doing early + tips to help you do them quickly & easily
Tired of dealing with pregnancy pain? Here are some pregnancy home remedies that I used to get comfort from my own pregnancy pains. They’ll work for you too
They’re called pew babies, church dolls, angel babies, prayer dolls, handkerchief dolls, and hanky dolls. Here’s a simple handkerchief doll tutorial for you
There are a lot of myths surrounding acupressure during pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know about acupressure during pregnancy and how to do it safely.
Being on bed rest while you’re pregnant can be one of the most frustrating things… ever! Finding things to do from bed can be challenging, but it’s not impossible to find things that will help to pass the time and let you maintain your sanity as well. Here are some ideas for for passing the time on pregnancy bed rest.
Over 50% of all pregnant women get stretch marks. Pregnant women tend to start noticing stretch marks in the latter part of pregnancy when the baby is growing faster. Over 75% of pregnant women get stretch marks on their abdomen, as well as the thighs, buttocks, and breasts.
If you’re pregnant and about to take a trip, you’re probably wondering how safe it is to be flying pregnant. While it is generally safe to fly during pregnancy, there are some things you can do to make the trip comfortable. Oh, and there are a few times when you should NOT be flying pregnant. Here’s the scoop.
Are you overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make now that you’re pregnant? If so, then a baby planner may be for you!
Do you have the body blues that come with being pregnant? Most women feel this way during pregnancy and think there is no way they can be pregnant & sexy at the same time. The truth is though, it’s possible to be pregnant & sexy, you just have to know what to do!
Skin & pregnancy go hand in hand. When you’re pregnant, your skin changes… a lot! How you care for your skin during pregnancy is important. Just as important are the types of skin care products you use. Here are some basic pregnancy skin care tips to get you started.
Here are a couple of lists that highlight several ways that you, as a dad-to-be, can help your pregnant wife get through all 9 months of pregnancy.
How to know which symptoms are not good to ignore when you’re pregnant.
In these slow-motion videos, you can see exactly how much a woman’s pregnant body changes over the course of 9 months!
Some tips for staying comfortable during pregnancy.
Learn how to handle a pregnancy migraine so you can get back on your feet and feeling better more quickly when you’re pregnant and you experience another headache.
See how to avoid or control a pregnancy panic attack before it has a chance to get ahold of you and affect you or your baby’s health.
Constipation pregnancy is a common problem. Here’s what to do if you’re constipated and pregnant and you want to end the constipation… fast!
Sleep tips for pregnant women to get the best night’s sleep when you’re pregnant.
Following are some thoughts about mommy brain — that feeling of forgetfulness commonly experienced during pregnancy. You’ll see opinions from both sides of the fence — the naysayers who say pregnancy brain doesn’t exist, as well as some mothers who have experienced it firsthand themselves.
Are you pregnant, and don’t want everyone in the world touching your belly? I know it bothered me to no end when my pregnant belly became public domain. I found some creative ways to get the message across. And you’re not alone… LOTS of expectant mothers don’t want their belly rubs!
You’ve heard of Baby Mozart and the Mozart effect, right? Well, the iPod Baby Belt is along those same lines, and it is fast becoming one of the newest fashion interests for mothers-to-be. Here’s the scoop.
Following are some of the most important, fact-based things that you should NOT do when pregnant, as well as some of the questionable things that you CAN, in fact, do while pregnant. Plus foods you should and should not eat during pregnancy.
Parents are using fetal heartbeat monitors and fetal dopplers so they can monitor their newborn at will. While you may have peace of mind that your baby is doing well, this new trend cannot be without its drawbacks. Following are the pros & cons of using a heartbeat monitors and fetal dopplers to monitor your baby at home.
At first I wasn’t sure what you could get a guy that would relate to his becoming a father. I didn’t know if there were gifts geared towards dads-to-be, until I went shopping. Here are my top picks as gifts for new dads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.