Does having heartburn during pregnancy mean your baby has a lot of hair?

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Was your baby’s hair the cause of your heartburn? While searching for natural pregnancy tips to relieve heartburn, you may have come across claims surrounding the link between heartburn during pregnancy and the amount of hair that your baby has. Some people think that if your baby has a lot of hair, this could be… Read More

What Exactly is Attachment Parenting?

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When a woman becomes pregnant and jumps into the world of babies, she will probably stumble into the world or at least hear a lot about “attachment parenting” from friends, family and online. If this is your first time on the baby block, you may have no idea what attachment parenting actually means. To help… Read More

Third trimester Pregnancy Nausea? Yes, it’s possible

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When you hear from friends or family members who have experienced pregnancies, you may find that morning sickness is a recurring topic. It’s an unfortunate side effect that many women go through during the first trimester  that sometimes makes waking up in the morning a less-than-desirable prospect. However, you might not have heard tales of… Read More

New Study Finds Women Gain More Weight Than Recommended During Pregnancy

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It’s the one thing that inevitably happens to all women during pregnancy, we gain weight. But a new study has found that almost half of all pregnant women gain more weight than is recommended by their physician. Study co-author Andrea Sharma, an epidemiologist with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Maternal and… Read More

Want to make labor easier? Exercise during pregnancy is the answer!

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By the editors of Pregnancy Magazine. You’re going to gain weight during pregnancy, its inevitable, but you can exercise to help keep you in shape, make labor easier and avoid packing on too many pounds. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise during pregnancy can help to ease or even prevent back pain as well as… Read More

Ways For Pregnant Women To Keep Fit

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I’m pregnant with my second child and I am doing this pregnancy a little differently. When I was pregnant with my son four years ago, I didn’t do a whole lot of exercising. Unless you count making brownies and then eating the entire pan of said brownies as exercise . This time around I’m making… Read More

Had Enough Baby Advice?

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How I found the bright side of all the parental boundary-crossing—but please don’t tell my wife’s grandma. By Ryan Marshall Within minutes of finding out that my wife was pregnant—and after experiencing the pure joy of that moment with her—we were faced with the decision of when to share this great news with others. Little… Read More

New Research Suggests That Breastfeeding Can Reduce Infant’s Arsenic Exposure – Growing Your Baby

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The benefits of breastfeeding has been long documented, and we know that nursing our infants can boost their intelligence, increase their immunity, and reduce their chances of developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol later in life. Now a new study from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire has found that when… Read More

Feeling down? 5 ways to feel your best during pregnancy

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Remember that old adage, “When you look good, you feel good?” Well, it’s both an apt statement and a tall order in the first months of pregnancy. In those beginning weeks, while you and your partner guard your little secret, you’re most likely keeping your news under wraps. You don’t have to tell us how… Read More

30 Things to Do Before Baby Arrives

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I’ve hit the third trimester craziness. This includes: thoroughly stuffed to starving vibrantly happy to woefully sad bursts of energy to falling asleep on the couch periods of insane productivity to absolute laziness in minutes.   But never mind all that, there’s still plenty to do to prepare for Baby! And there are lots of… Read More

Ten Reasons Why Having 3 Kids Is Better Than 2

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One of my great friends is unexpectedly pregnant with her third child. Even though I’m sure she knows it’s possible every time you step up to the plate, she is a little overwhelmed by this new pregnancy because she thought they “were done with two kids.” She just found out this weekend and is kind… Read More

What Not to Say to a Pregnant Mom (VIDEO)

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Happy “How-to Monday”!! Today we are tackling the popular topic – what not to say to a pregnant mom! Yes, we had a lot of fun making this video, but in all seriousness, we all know that people say the CRAZIEST things to a pregnant woman. We are here to shed light on the subject… Read More

How to Respond to Someone Who Touches Your Belly (VIDEO)

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If you are pregnant or have ever been pregnant, you know that it seems like an open invitation for strangers (or everyone for that matter!) to reach out and touch your belly. To be fair, some people ask, but unfortunately, the majority do not. Pregnancy seems like one of the only times that it is… Read More

Baby #3 Wish List

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Let’s talk baby #3 today! What I may “need”, what I want and what I’ve come to determine is pure poppycock in the realm of baby necessities. No, no – not expecting over here! Deep sigh of relief I’m sure from my husband who occasionally reads my posts. But, not expecting doesn’t keep me from… Read More

5 Ways to Wear Your Non-Maternity Clothes Longer

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Are you pregnant? Congratulations! If you’ve already started shopping for maternity clothes, you know that they can be pretty expensive—especially since you’ll only be wearing them for a few months. Luckily, there are several tricks that can help you wear non-maternity clothes longer into your pregnancy. Here are five of them: 1. Buy looser tops. Since… Read More

Bump Talk | Maternity Skinnies

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Calling all pregnant mamas! We’ve all experienced that point in pregnancy when our pre-preggo clothes just aren’t cutting it. We transition to yoga pants for a time, you know, to get by and avoid investing in the dreaded “maternity wardrobe.” But as much as I love yoga pants, they aren’t the best choice for every… Read More

Baby Shower Gift Idea: Hospital Survival Kit

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It’s always a challenge to decide what you are going to bring as a gift to a baby shower. Should you just grab something off the registry or think outside the box? I guess it depends on your relationship with the new mom-to-be. If you are good friends, you might want to do something different… Read More

5 Questions to Ask Your OB

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For someone who 1) spends quite a bit of time below your belt and 2) will be one of the first people to hold your precious baby, it’s super important to really get to know the obstetricians you interview before landing on “the one”. When I was making the rounds in the early weeks of… Read More

Belly Bandit Mother’s Day Buy One, Get One Free Special

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Mother’s Day is just two days away! To celebrate, we have teamed up with Belly Bandit to offer you an exclusive BOGO promotion just for our Baby Gizmo peeps! This promotion will only last two days – starting today at 8am PST and ending at midnight, Saturday, May 11th! If you’ve never heard of Belly Bandit… Read More

7 Plus Size Maxi Maternity Dresses to Love For Summer

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Maxi dresses are a go-to fashion staple for most all pregnant moms in summer months because they look great throughout all three trimesters, do much to flatter curves and growing bellies, and are so versatile. With plus sized pregnant moms in mind, we’re sharing our top 7 picks for maxi dresses that are perfect for… Read More