I found out I was pregnant for the second time at three-and-a-half weeks, and was hit with awful morning sickness two weeks later. It persisted--I threw up multiple times a day throughout the first and second trimesters, and a few times a week until my daughter was born. I was exhausted and had intense pelvic girdle and sciatic pain that left me with a limp fairly early on. Let me tell you, it was a trying 40 weeks, and I certainly learned a lot about pregnancy.
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It's common knowledge that everything from an expectant mother's stress levels to second hand smoke to exposure to pet feces and pesticides may have a profound effect on a child's long-term development and health. However, what most of us don't' realize is the month in which a child is born and, yes, even conceived, may also impact a child's well-being. Crazy, huh?
I'm jaded, yo! I watch pregnancy video announcements and I'm all like whatever because I've seen so many and yes there are a lot of good ones out there, but there are also a ton of ho-hum ones. However, this pregnancy announcement video created by Kat and Kris Camilli of San Francisco which melds prank hilarity with genuine candid and loving reactions has unjaded my jaded heart. It manages to be funny, sweet and I'm not ashamed to say it brought a tear to my eye. You have to check it out.
I've seen my fair share of great pregnancy announcements but none of them come close to the McGillicuddys'. The clever couple used the popular "Share a Coke" campaign as their way to announce to all their family and friends that they're having a baby. What seemed like a corny marketing strategy actually wound up being the cutest video I've seen in a while. Once you see it, you're going to seriously start thinking about having another baby JUST so you could come up with an announcement like this!
When Pennsylvania couple Dayton and Melanie Duncan found out they were expecting a baby, they decided to break the news in a more creative way--and with a little help from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! In order to make their happy announcement, the couple, who met while attending Temple University seven years ago, reworked the sitcom's famous theme song. And trust me, the results will definitely have you laughing out loud.
Pregnancy is pretty much unlike anything else that you'll ever go through in your life. In fact, Today show host Savannah Guthrie, who is pregnant for the first time, says her boobs are out of control and she has gone up as many as three cup sizes. "I think my breasts have reached their earthly limit. I just can't get used to it," she joked on the show.
Join the club, sister! I supposed you can say that's one of the many perks about pregnancy.
When Virginia couple Nate and Erica Eaton found out they were expecting a baby less than a year after welcoming their first child, they decided to break the news in a more creative way--and with a little help from Taylor Swift!
In the hilarious parody below, the parents, who admit they weren't planning on having another baby so soon, decided to make their announcement by reworking Swift's breakup hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
A sample of their version of the song? The couple sings lyrics like,"We are having, having, having another baby" and "I remember when we had a baby, the first time/Saying this is it, I've had enough/'Cause like, we hadn't slept an hour in a month." Ha!
The whole thing is too funny to miss. Check it out, along with four other amazing pregnancy announcements, below:Continue Reading >
If I had a dime for everything someone assumed I couldn't do while pregnant--well, you know. Seriously, pregnancy is not a death sentence. Your life does not suddenly end because you are growing another person in your uterus. Sure, there are some things you should avoid, like, you know, drugs, cigarettes, hard alcohol. But for the most part--with the exception of high-risk pregnancies--you can actually continue to live your life much as you always have. Here are five things you thought you couldn't do while pregnant, but totally can:Continue Reading >
When Arizona dad Jesse Jackson and his wife found out they were expecting a baby, they decided to share their happy news with a little help from their 3-year-old daughter, Zoey.
Apparently, Zoey was so excited about becoming a big sister that she almost spilled the beans to family members several times. So when it came time to make the official announcement, Jackson figured there was no better way to do so than to let her be the star!
The result is the incredibly adorable video below, in which little Zoey happily tells the world that she's going to have a baby brother or sister. "If my sister or my brother comes, they might play with me," she says. "Course, they might steal all my toys, but that's OK." Aww!
But the best part comes at the very end, when Zoey proves that she has an ulterior motive for making the video. Check it out, along with four other amazing pregnancy announcements, below:Continue Reading >
A new study has found that women who take multivitamins while trying to conceive are at a higher risk of having a miscarriage than those who don't. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the study included 35,000 moms-to-be in Denmark who took the supplements regularly in the six weeks prior to becoming pregnant. The results showed that they were 32 percent more likely to suffer a miscarriage.
After ruling out factors such as obesity, smoking and previous miscarriages, researchers of the largest study of its kind could not figure out the cause.Continue Reading >