Pampering With Puffy: The Best Mattress for Pregnancy

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Pregnancy brings back pain, side aches, and pelvic pressure, not to mention the constant tossing and turning you do just to get comfortable! Welcome...

Predicting Pre-Term Birth

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This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are our own. One common worry that haunts mothers throughout pregnancy is what will happen...

Vaccines During Pregnancy: The Important Decision To Take The COVID-19 Vaccine

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There is a lot of controversy and concern surrounding getting COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy. The vaccine is new. It was developed very quickly to...

How to Write an Effective Birth (and Baby!) Plan

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"What is a written birth plan and why should any time be spent writing one when the plan will just be disregarded anyway at...

Prenatal Genetic Screening, is it for YOU?

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  The moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are bombarded with a wealth of information. And for many of us, several health related...

Asking for help after a C-section

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  When people who live far away from their family are preparing to have a baby, many times they request no out-of-town house guests immediately after. In...

4 Reasons Why Calcium Supplements during Pregnancy Should Be on Your...

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This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% ours. The day...

5 Books that will have you laughing through pregnancy

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Are you currently pregnant, yet find yourself completely turned off from reading informational pregnancy books?  Sometimes, you just want to be able to read...

Pregnancy Reveal: 18 Ways to Tell a Husband & Family

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You have checked and double-checked, in fact you probably tested with 3 home pregnancy kits and still aren't sure that you believe it. You're...

5 Things New Moms Need From Their Partners

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

Storing Your Breastmilk: Guidelines, Tips, & Tricks

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

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

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

How To: Photographing Your Pregnancy

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Taking the time to capture the amazing changes that your body goes through during pregnancy can sound difficult when you’re low on energy and...

5 Early Prediction Methods of Baby Gender: When Can You Tell?

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When you are newly pregnant one of the top questions you may find yourself asking is about baby gender and when can you tell...

C-Section: Recovery Essentials

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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...

10 Fun Ways to Reveal Your Baby’s Gender

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

Exploring Conception Methods for Infertility

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  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12% of the population who are currently in their reproductive years are infertile. These statistics...

How to Throw an Incredible Virtual Baby Shower

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Every new mom (or expecting mom for that matter!) deserves to be showered with love and gifts to celebrate the coming baby.  Often, gathering everyone...

Baby Products you Need from the JPMA Baby Show

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

Getting Pregnant: 2 Simple Visualizations That May Help

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Stress affects the body in a lot of ways, including the ability to conceive. Sadly, stress tends to accumulate after months of trying to...

Creating a Registry for Baby #2

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Are you of the mindset that each child is deserving of their own baby shower, regardless of their birth order? Check out our suggestions...

Post-Cesarean Emotions & How To Cope

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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...

The Importance Of Maintaining Friendships After Motherhood

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

DIY Placenta Encapsulation

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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...

Nursery: Save or Splurge?

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Photo Credit: The Art of Making a Baby Where To Save Furniture My number one tip would be to buy most of the nursery furniture from somewhere...

Preparing for a Repeat C-Section

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Whether your first cesarean section was emergency, or planned due to special reasons, you will most likely decide with your doctor early on whether...

Returning to Work and Pumping

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You and your spouse have made the decision that you are going to return to work, however, you are not willing to give up...

Must-Haves For A Comfortable Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a magical time. Your body goes through a great number of amazing changes to grow a new human being. But many of...

Keeping up with the Baby Book

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  It’s on every baby registry checklist. Everyone tells you to get one. So you do. You sit in your new plush glider, the smell...

The Gift Of Life From Womb To Womb

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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...

Making The Most Of Your Pregnancy

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{Photo credit: With A Red Bird On My Shoulder} You see those two pink lines and you instantly fall into a euphoric state of pregnancy...

Making Crafts While Pregnant: The Hidden Joys And Scary Dangers

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The first thing I did when I found out I was pregnant was I consulted with my doctor. I had one million questions to...

Postpartum Issues No one Talks About

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It's almost a secret. A secret initiation of motherhood. We don't know if it's because it's too hard to talk about, we forget, or...

5 Baby Items I wish I had with my first baby

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There are so many things I know now, two babies later, that wish I could have told my younger self when having my first...

Sex After Baby

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It's time to start thinking about having sex again. What? That doesn't sounds appealing? Whether it be the fear of pain or your physical...

Myths About Birth Photography

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Just when you thought you’d heard enough about crazy pregnancy and birthing trends (live tweeting your labor, anyone?), someone mentions that they’ve hired a...

SUPER TEETH: The Amazing Benefits of Probiotics In Your Mouth

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Pucker up… or don’t. When was the last time you thought about just how healthy your mouth is? SUPER TEETH is about to change...