Pregnancy changes a gal in many ways, but one of the biggest adjustments typically happens in the kitchen. Suddenly, you’re very aware of what you’re eating, where that food came from and whether it’s a good choice for your growing … Continue reading →
A look at what acupuncture, massage and herbal remedies can do for your prenatal health.
“I just want to keep things natural” has become a familiar refrain amongst mamas-to-be. The idea is well and good, but suffering through nine months of nausea, backache and swelling sans medicine can quickly become miserable. Luckily, holistic treatments are … Continue reading →
Pregnancy and Newborn’s April Book Club pick, Surprised by Motherhood, is about a woman who never wanted to be a mom. Then she had kids. Lisa-Jo Baker lost her own mom to cancer when she was just a teenager and … Continue reading →
Are you a Cutthroat Cathy or more of a Laid-back Lucy? Take our quiz to find out.
Whether you’re approaching motherhood for the first time or already have years of experience under your belt, a little self-reflection never hurts. Circle the answers that fit you best to discover your true parenting style. (For fun, give your partner … Continue reading →
Expecting at age 25 is different from being pregnant at 40—but no matter your decade, be prepared for challenges, and get ready to rock it as a mom.
Ask a group of women how old they were when they became mothers for the first time, and you’re bound to hear a variety of responses. Despite notions that motherhood is a universal experience, each new mom’s parenting story is … Continue reading →
When baby grows to need more than milk, it’s time to move beyond the liquid diet.
After subsisting on fluids alone for her first few months of life, there will come a point when baby is ready to expand her intake and broaden her palate. The mealtime milestone can offer endless entertainment as baby reacts to … Continue reading →
At 28 weeks, I was told that I had vasa previa, which is an abnormality of the placenta and can be life threatening for the baby. This would prevent me from having a natural birth. The news was a shock … Continue reading →