Baby Bump and Nursing Style: What You Need to know

Pregnancy is a beautiful magical time. Our bodies show great strength as the grow to accommodate and nurture the tiny human we carry inside...

Tracking Your Pregnancy

Finding out you're pregnant can be exhilarating and exciting. But that 40-week mark can seem so far away, especially in the beginning. A fun...

Tips for Surviving the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy

For some women the first trimester of pregnancy is a breeze full of happiness and the start of a pregnancy glow. But for many,...

To Nanny or Manny? That Is The Question

  If you ever thought about hiring a nanny… think again. There are “Manny’s” out there too! Meet Florence Ann Romano, author of Nanny and Me,...

7 Ways To Get A Restful Night During Pregnancy

  It’s 3am and you're wide awake! Pregnancy insomnia has hit and you're haunted by the words of every parent out there that wants to...

Pregnancy Support Solutions with Blanqi

From the minute you attend your first obstetrician appointment, the questions will be the same – any pain, swelling, discomfort, pelvic pressure? The list...

5 Unique Baby Shower Gifts

Your summer schedule is packed full of baby showers. It seems like every weekend you're headed to Babies R Us, carrying a registry list...

Calcium is Essential to a Healthy Breastfeeding Experience Here's Why

Part of becoming a mother is the new reality where we begin to put the needs of someone else, usually a tiny and demanding...

Tips for Introducing Your Dog to the New Baby

Long before having babies, many people are already parents to their beloved four-legged friend. Are you the proud parent of a fur baby? If...

The Importance Of Maintaining Friendships After Motherhood

It happens to the best of us. You have a baby, or a few babies, and suddenly those girlfriends you used to be so...

Active Moms Recovering After Baby: Cinch It

  Congratulations! Whether this is your first baby or 5th, as an active mom, you surely deserve and need your down time with your new...

Coping With A Pregnancy After Miscarriage

  Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Odds are you have experienced pregnancy loss or know...

5 Things New Moms Need From Their Partners

For the woman who recently gave birth, even the smallest gestures can go a long way to show she has your support. Sometimes, new...

C-Section: Recovery Essentials

Trying to plan and perfectly prepare for all of the details of our babies birth is a natural part of pregnancy. We don’t often...

Post-Cesarean Emotions & How To Cope

Photo credit: The Art of Making a Baby This post is part of a series of articles on Cesarean birth. For more on dealing with...

Life After C-Section: What to Expect After a C-Section

Moving Around After a Cesarean The first and most important thing you need to be aware of is that any movement is going to feel...

15 THINGS TO NEVER SAY OR ASK A PREGNANT WOMAN

Being pregnant can stir-up a wide range of emotions. Oftentimes during pregnancy, those who are expecting are exposed to ignorant comments and questions that...

New Infertility Treatments For Women 35-45

  What if there was another way to address your infertility instead of going through the status quo of treatment? Instead of relying on the...

The Gift Of Life From Womb To Womb

This may not be a story you’re accustomed to hearing, but it’s a story many mothers who struggle to have their own children may...

DIY Placenta Encapsulation

Hi, my name is Heather, and I ate my placenta. Wait, let's try that again. Hi, my name is Heather, and I did a DIY placenta...

The Blessingway: Celebrate Mom Before the Birth

                        Like a baby shower is used to celebrate a new baby and gift the parents with the things they might need to raise baby,...

Embrace Your Belly with Maternity Swimwear from Ingrid & Isabel

Pregnancy is a time to celebrate your growing belly rather than trying to hide it. If you'll be pregnant during the summer months, a...

What To Expect From Your Post-Baby Body

You made and grew a human being, maybe even a couple of them. This process is definitely going to take a toll on your...

Beyond 6 Months- Benefits of Nursing to One Year

  It is no surprise to most that breastfeeding is beneficial to both baby and mother. But many are not aware of exactly how breastfeeding can...

Maternity Photo Inspiration: Sand Dunes Photos

If you are lucky enough to live near sand dunes when you are expecting, you might want to consider this maternity photo inspiration and...

5 Reasons Why Every New Mother Needs Maternity Photos

  For some pregnancy is a magical time, for others not so much…but no matter which way you feel about your 9 months with child,...

10 Fun Ways to Reveal Your Baby's Gender

  Your 20 week scan is coming up and you have decided to find out the sex of your baby! The idea of sharing this...

7 Items To Consider For Your Hospital Bag

Packing your hospital bag can be exciting, especially if you're a first time mom. But as a first time mom you may not know...

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy: Why Cats Don't Deserve Such A Bad Rap

  {Photo credit: With A Red Bird On My Shoulder} If you cohabit with a feline companion and have ever been pregnant, chances are that you've received a...

Nursing Clothes to Obsess Over

Photo Credit: Lilac Saloon When I sat down to write about Boob Design, I thought to myself “How can I write this without coming across...

Breastfeeding During Pregnancy: Your Questions Answered

Your first born is heading steadfast down the path to toddlerhood, and you find your heart aching at the sight of every random infant...

How to Know When You've Ovulated

  After years of trying to not get pregnant, women who are starting down the path to trying to conceive (aka TTC) might be surprised...

Affordable Fertility Treatments are Finally Here

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. Or so the saying goes. But sometimes life just isn't that simple....

5 Safe Hip Stretches for Pregnancy to Help Hip Pain

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now, bring on the back and hip pain. Want to do something about it? Try hip stretches for...

Baby Products you Need from the JPMA Baby Show

Our managing editor, Elena, spent a few days hunting down the best products at the JPMA Baby Show in Anaheim, California. This was the...

Storing Your Breastmilk: Guidelines, Tips, & Tricks

Whether you need to build a stash of breast milk before returning to work, or just want to keep some expressed milk on hand...

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