pregnancy

Growing your family, one baby bump at a time. All about the ups and downs of nature's 9 month miracle.

Ashley Smith5 days ago
Nolan Paul
After having our oldest via C-section, I thought I was prepared and ready for everything that was about to come. We had a scheduled C-section for May 6, three days before his due date. Everything duri...
Natalie Lennard7 days ago
There's a Deeper Secret Why Women Have Waterbirths
Waterbirth might seem like a modern fad. Social media is full of images of women in the iconic blue blow-up pool, wearing bikinis and surrounded by loved ones, breathing their baby down with Hypno tec...
Marie Nieves8 days ago
Newborn Checklist: Everything You Need Before Your Baby Arrives
When you’re expecting, it’s easy to forget about your shopping tasks and simply enjoy the time you have for yourself and your baby bump. But, once the baby arrives, it will need a lot of stuff. And yo...
What Your Infertile Friends Want You to Know
I married my husband back in 2010. For eight years of our marriage, we had no plans of starting a family, no means to support a child; at the time, we were living with family and the idea of bringing ...
Natalie Lennard13 days ago
Why You Could Be Getting Your Due Date 8 Days Wrong
What’s in the picture above? It’s a due date wheel. When you book in for your first pregnancy appointment, they use this wheel to line up your LMP (last menstrual period) to calculate the EDD, the est...
Natalie Lennard19 days ago
There's Something that Should Happen in Every Birth, that You've Probably Never Heard Of
Today, most births take place in hospital—at least in the modern Western world. Only 50 years ago, most births took place at home, but now it’s typical to pack your bag for hospital and deliver your b...
Felix Martinez20 days ago
Fears of a Father
You either expected to become a parent, or you did not. In either case, parenthood is upon you. For better or worse, you are entering a realm of uncertainty where you hope for the best and pray, regar...
Nicole Cormier22 days ago
Single Parent (Pt. 2)
My first appointment with my OBGYN, I heard her heart beat, so exciting, I'm excited. I lived with my brother and his then girlfriend and my niece, who was just recently born, throughout my pregnancy ...
Natalie Lennard24 days ago
The Four Radical Things the Queen Did in Her Last Birth
Royal homebirth has been in the press a lot lately. Both Kate Middleton and Megan Markle considered having their babies at home, and just their suggestion was poignant—Royal homebirth hasn't been the ...
J M Huntera month ago
The Family Way
It's uncommonly early on a cold December morning and I'm sitting in a blue faux leather chair in the delivery suite of our local hospital, holding my youngest daughter's clammy hand as she huffs and p...
HB Richa month ago
The First Trimester of Pregnancy
When you are pregnant so many people will give you advice and ask you inappropriate questions. Men, women, kids, etc. Suggestions do help, especially if it is your first child, like mine, but those wh...
Natalie Lennarda month ago
What One Woman Said to this Doctor that Changed Childbirth Forever
On a rainy night in 1911, an English doctor is called to a woman in a slum in London. He parks his bicycle outside and enters to find a woman in labour. The room is lit by one candle, with the window ...
3 Tips for Choosing a New OB-GYN
If you’re moving to a new city, pregnant, or just need an annual checkup for your women’s health matters, you’re looking for a special type of doctor. Choosing an OB-GYN is an important health care de...
Alyssa Daya month ago
Healthy Pregnancy
Tips for carrying a healthy baby
Postpartum
Postpartum. I remember I would hear that word and wonder what it meant exactly. No one really speaks about it, and as a young woman I was not sure what that meant for not just my body, but my womanhoo...
Paisley Hansena month ago
Helping Your Pregnancy Go a Little Smoother
For most women, pregnancy is a joyous time. For first-time or overworked parents, it can also be a slightly stressful period. There are several things you can do to reduce that stress and make your pr...
shiney poetrya month ago
To the People Who Keep Telling Me to Stop Buying Clothes for My Rainbow Baby
To the people that keep telling me to stop buying clothes for my rainbow baby because I don't know what I am going to get at the baby shower or so you can buy clothes for him, please stop. I understan...
Rebecca Hale2 months ago
Let's Stop Comparing Birth Stories
Once you have a baby, you enter a new community. Motherhood. When meeting another mom, you already have some common experiences. You have both taken on the challenging feat of bringing a child into th...