It's no secret that pregnant women--especially first-time moms--stress about a lot of different things throughout their pregnancies. I mean, it's a life-changing event, one that can make even the most laid-back lady turn into a worry wort before the pee stick is even dry. But the reality is, there are a lot of things about pregnancy and childbirth that we spend a lifetime building up in our minds, that are actually no big deal. Read on to discover which pregnancy-related fears you should stop worrying about right now.Continue Reading >
I just found out a good friend of mine is pregnant with her first child, and we spent a good part of our conversation talking about how she kind of had a feeling she was expecting even before she took the test that confirmed it. I knew exactly what she was talking about because I felt the same way. I mean, it's hard to tell for sure when you get pregnant for the first time because everything is so new, but there are some definite early signs that are pretty universal.
So if you think you're pregnant, but it's still too early to take a test to confirm it, you may want to be on the lookout for these early signs of pregnancy.Continue Reading >
Congratulations, you're pregnant! Now, before you go around telling everyone, you may want to take your time in doing so. It's hard to contain the excitement that you're expecting your first or next child, but sometimes it's better to wait than to reveal the news. Whether it's a superstition thing or you have a risky pregnancy history, we have you covered (so to speak).
You don't have to share the happiest moment of your life just yet and if you're looking to stall, we have some perfect solutions for you.Continue Reading >
Chelsea Clinton has said publicly that 2014 will be the year of the baby--for her and her husband not everyone in the world. She is not predicting a population explosion or anything like that. I wish her luck and I hope she conceives easy and quickly, now that she's gone public with her intentions.
Is it just me or does anyone else think it's crazy to tell the world you're trying to conceive? Aren't you just opening yourself up to scrutiny and people hounding you to see if/when you are pregnant? What if you have troubles conceiving or you get pregnant and lose the baby? Announcing publicly that you are trying to get pregnant is crazy because it's inviting people into your bedroom and into one of the most intimate moments of your life.Continue Reading >
The first time you're pregnant, every little thing out of the ordinary can be cause for alarm. Trying to figure when to call your doctor with your concerns can be difficult, especially when you get all kinds of conflicting information online. While not everything requires immediate attention, some things do and you should know what they are so you don't waste any time getting the medical treatment you need.Continue Reading >
I don't know if it was my training as a journalist, but once it was confirmed I was pregnant, I went to my first OB appointment armed with a long list of questions. Some were simple and many probably made me sound kind of stupid, but information empowers me, so I went ahead and prepared my "interrogation" as my husband called it.
If you just found out you're pregnant, here's a list of 12 things you MUST ask your doctor at your first checkup:Continue Reading >
The first time I got pregnant, I worried about all kinds of things. I've never been a worrywart, but for some reason I coiuldn't help freaking out about doing stuff that would somehow hurt my baby.
If you've been pregnant before, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, what you read next will hopefully help ease some of your fears.Continue Reading >
When you're pregnant, there are many things you've been told you CAN'T do that you wonder if they are true. For example, you've probably been told how if you have sex while you're pregnant the baby's head will be poked by your man. You can't help but wonder if there is any truth to these claims, but the reality is that many of these are JUST myths.
If there are some questions you'd like answered then you've come to the right place. In fact, we have a list of popular pregnancy myths that we've busted once and for all. Read on to find out what they are!Continue Reading >
Since the beginning of time there have been different methods to help you conceive on time or make you more fertile. Now there's even an app for that! Introducing Glow, an app created by PayPal cofounder Max Levchin, which tracks and predicts the days you are most fertile. Although it hasn't launched yet, women can enter their menstrual cycle information, how they're feeling, and according to this information, the app will display on a calendar the days they are most fertile.
As amazing as this app may sound, you would be surprised to know that there are OTHER interesting methods that help increase your chances of getting pregnant.Continue Reading >
Poor Kim Kardashian. I don't mean that sarcastically at all, I actually feel really bad for her. It's hard enough being pregnant when you're not under the spotlight--every pregnant woman is scrutinized, judged, and critiqued at some point--"She's gaining too much weight", "She's gaining too little weight", "I can't believe she's wearing heels", "OMG did she just eat fish?"--it gets old real fast. I can't imagine having the entire world watching, and this woman has been ridiculed for everything from traveling too much to wearing the wrong dress. And now, I've seen a picture of her sad edema-ridden legs and swollen tootsies squeezed into a pair of clear, plastic heels, and I can't help but cringe.Continue Reading >