Pregnancy

We all know what pregnancy is, but not everyone is aware of all that pregnancy can entail. What better than some veteran mommies who can share some of their experiences – and maybe make another mother-to-be feel a bit less alone in what she's going through. Pregnancy can be amazing – but sometimes a little perspective is appreciated.


By: Gemma / 13 Comments

Sore Breasts and Pregnancy

Having sore breasts usually occurs within the first few weeks of becoming pregnant. This may even occur before you realize that you are pregnant.

What to consider when you’re over 35 and pregnant
By: Dawn / 57 Comments

What to consider when you’re over 35 and pregnant

A higher percentage of women are delaying childbirth until their 30s. Approximately 20 percent conceive and are pregnant for the first time after the age of 35. While modern medicine has made later births safer and even routine - there are still unique risks associated with being pregnant and older.

Advice on what to say to new moms and dads
By: Serena Jones / 12 Comments

Advice on what to say to new moms and dads

Now of course it would take a callous, stone-hearted person to turn to new parents, the mom in particular and tell them their bundle of joy is ugly. But sometimes, you’ll freeze up, not knowing what to say or comment. So here are a few tips.

Some Information About Gestational Diabetes
By: Sharon / 10 Comments

Some Information About Gestational Diabetes

It seems like more women are being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes these days. It's important to discuss any issues you may have with your doctor, but we've put together some of the common questions and answers.

Are Fireworks Safe For Baby
By: Angela / 45 Comments

Are Fireworks Safe For Baby

Independence Day is coming, and if you are a new mom you might be contemplating the question of whether or not to go see the fireworks show. Will it hurt the baby’s hearing? Will it scare them? Maybe it's better to stay at home? Before you get all paranoid that taking your baby out to see the show might cause glares of disapproval from busy bodies, let me share with you my own personal story to make you feel better.

Is it possible to tattoo over stretch marks?
By: Serena Jones / 11 Comments

Is it possible to tattoo over stretch marks?

It seems there are some differing opinions on the subject of tattooing over stretch marks. As we all know, stretch marks are scars - damaged skin. And, as tattooing is an art, the outcome of the piece is somewhat dependent on the integrity of the canvas - in this case, the skin.

What to expect during your second pregnancy
By: Carrie / 46 Comments

What to expect during your second pregnancy

If you’re expecting for a second time, you might notice a few changes during this pregnancy. Your body will go through the same changes but often these changes occur much earlier than your first.

Surviving a Summer Pregnancy
By: Tracy / 14 Comments

Surviving a Summer Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable, even in the best circumstances. Add sweltering heat and high humidity, and it can become almost unbearable. If your due date falls during the summer or early fall you’ll likely encounter some additional pregnancy “challenges” related to the heat.

Do I Have Postpartum Depression?
By: Brenda / 12 Comments

Do I Have Postpartum Depression?

Becoming a new parent is stressful in itself. Your body changes rapidly, new responsibilities pop up overnight, life changes completely for you in an instant and its easy to get overwhelmed by everything hitting you all at once. Some times our minds and bodies have a hard time processing all the rapid changes and this could lead to postpartum depression.