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Whether you’re a first-time mom or pregnant with your third baby, we help you to navigate from week one to birth! Don’t miss any important pregnancy tips along the way.

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Healing

Oh those postpartum days. They are bliss-filled, so precious, and, definitely, very painful. Despite having a new baby to snuggle and care for, you also have your body to heal. From delivering the placenta, to potential catheters, to peri bottles, and that inevitable first bowel movement, lady bits take quite the beating. So, take note, …

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18 Ways To Pass the Time When Your Due Date Is Near

The clock is officially ticking! I am well into my third trimester and my baby to do list is almost complete. I can hardly believe that my due date is around the corner, but I have learned well from previous pregnancies that sitting around wishing my baby would arrive results in … nothing! So, this …

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Review: Nordstrom Trunk Club, Maternity Style

Shopping by mail has become one of my favorite things – no rush, no wrangling kids in dressing rooms, easy returns, and a wardrobe refresh without ever having to leave home! Over the years I’ve tried a number of services but to date my favorite is definitely Nordstrom Trunk Club. Trunk Club is operated by …

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The Ultimate First Trimester Checklist

So, you’re pregnant! Congratulations! From even before you know you’re expecting all the way through 13 weeks, you’re in the lovely first trimester of pregnancy. And by lovely, I mean, sometimes awful (barf, barf) … but truly a miracle nonetheless. Through a few pregnancies I’ve found that focusing on a small, attainable to-do list has …

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7 Great Books for Preparing a Toddler for a New Sibling

My first daughter was 13 months old when my husband and I learned that we were expecting,. Along with feelings of joy and happiness, we were nervous wrecks. Among our nightly questions to the ceiling in our bedroom were: “How are we going to make this work?” “What if she (our first daughter) resents us?” …

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9 of the Best Foods to Help Morning Sickness

Ugh. Is there any pregnancy side effect worse than morning sickness? (Okay, there’s PUPP—which is absolutely horrible—but that’s relatively uncommon.) Unfortunately, there’s no way to make it stop until it stops. But there are ways to help ease the symptoms, including consuming certain foods. I know, I know. Food is kind of the last thing …

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20 Projects To Accomplish During the Second Trimester

I don’t believe there is one mama out there who isn’t happy to say goodbye to the first trimester. It’s just horrendous! Between sickness, no energy and the chubby-but-no-bump syndrome, I tend to not have many fond memories of those first 13 weeks of pregnancy. Granted, I’m thrilled that my baby is growing and developing …

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Healthy Snacks for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding hunger is like a hairy, talkative monster with fangs and sour bad breath. It’s worse than pregnancy hunger. It’s the ongoing cacophony inspiring you to eat, eat, and eat throughout your day. And you should eat, often, as most experts agree that breastfeeding moms can burn up to 600 calories a day and, thus, …

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Annoying Side Affects of Pregnancy That Might NOT Happen

One of the reasons why I burst into unhappy tears when I first saw that positive pregnancy test 5 years ago was because I knew my circumstances were about to change and that my body would never be the same. I had heard all the horror stories—one of my own mother’s favorites is how by …

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