You hear all the time that folic acid is important during pregnancy, but do you know why? Julia Robertson, CPM, a teratogen information specialist with the Utah Department of Health who counsels women, healthcare providers and the general public through … Continue reading →
No. 1: Get a leg up. Patterned pants are a wardrobe staple. Bobo Choses leggings $52 From the fabric sourcing right down to the packaging, these baby bottoms are a product of the USA. Little Hip Squeaks leggings $36 Littlefour … Continue reading →
Feeling wobbly? During the third trimester of pregnancy, balance issues are common as the hormone relaxin kicks in. Take a look at what’s causing the clumsiness. Ligament laxity As relaxin helps pelvic muscles soften in preparation for labor, joints that … Continue reading →
According to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2013 American Eye-Q consumer survey, 61 percent of women aren’t aware that their vision or eye health can change due to pregnancy. Here’s what moms-to-be should know: Expectant women should avoid new contacts … Continue reading →
We asked our Facebook and Instagram friends what they would do differently their next go-round with pregnancy and parenting. Here’s what they said ...
Strengthen my core before I get pregnant! Seriously, being fit is so helpful. —Karen Beato Mangonon, via Facebook Relax a little more; I overthought everything, and it all turned out fine. —theplanks, via Instagram Take a babymoon, and try to … Continue reading →
Whether your postpartum body has you feeling flustered or a crying baby and lack of sleep have you wondering if you’re cut out for this whole motherhood thing, follow these steps to restore your self-confidence.
Whether your postpartum body has you feeling flustered or a crying baby and lack of sleep have you wondering if you’re cut out for this whole motherhood thing, follow these steps to restore your self-confidence. Pinpoint the issue. By identifying … Continue reading →
Baby needs to rest comfortably and safely on her back, but you don’t want to risk Flat Head Syndrome … Have you heard of the LifeNest Sleep System? It holds baby in a comfortable posture using the simple properties of … Continue reading →
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. When working out those resolutions to eat healthy in the New Year, don’t forget to think about baby! We all know the first years are crucial for your little … Continue reading →
Why should adults be the only ones pampered at this time of year? If your baby is in need of a luxurious bathtime treat, look no further than BabySpa beauty products. They offer some of the softest, gentlest baby shampoos … Continue reading →
These sweets aren’t just for Santa! Go ahead, and indulge your sweet tooth.
Oh, the holidays—a time for friends, family, and of course, lots of food. Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat (or two) with a tall glass of milk by the fire? Here is a round-up of our favorite festive cookie recipes … Continue reading →
Hoping to prevent or minimize pesky stretch marks? You’ll find that there are a lot of products on the market claiming they can help shrink your stretch. But unfortunately, most of them are full of unnatural ingredients and never seem … Continue reading →
Happy Thanksgiving from Celebrity Baby Scoop! To celebrate the festive season, we asked some of our favorite celebrity parents what they are grateful for. From Holly Madison’s first Thanksgiving with daughter Rainbow and her new husband, to Bethenny Frankel‘s gratitude … Continue reading →
As a busy new parent, you’ll take any help you can get to get your home organized. Fellow parents understand your plight, which is why the genius team behind P.R.K. Products invented specialty bottle organizers and food jar organizers to … Continue reading →
As the weather turns colder, consider incorporating these pregnancy-safe immunity boosters into your prenatal diet
Sweet potatoes: Chock-full of vitamin A, sweet potatoes are a natural antiviral because they strengthen the skin’s protective barriers against infection. Garlic: Rich in anti-oxidants, garlic helps combat free radicals that could damage cells and potentially lead to disease. Avoid … Continue reading →
What will and won’t get labor underway? Polly Cordova, RN, CNM, a midwife with Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, and her team of fellow midwives weigh in.
Walking If a woman is in early labor, walking can help contractions to continue and to be more effective. Walking in early labor can also decrease the amount of pain she experiences. However, if a mom-to-be is not in labor, … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to all our lucky winners. We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our December issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. … Continue reading →
Gross motor skills, like crawling or first steps, tend to earn tots a lot of cheers, but the finer accomplishments in muscle development are just as important.
“Fine motor skills are the small movements of the hands and fingers that are used to carry out many everyday tasks, including self-feeding and dressing,” explains Anne Zachry, PhD, assistant professor of occupational therapy at University of Tennessee’s Health Science … Continue reading →
Waiting until the big day to see whether you’ll have a boy or a girl? Enjoy some nursery inspiration to suit either gender, as featured in our December issue. Spunky space by pnmag 1 / 2 / 3 / … Continue reading →
This month, Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is finding out the truth about preemie parenthood from one mom’s brazenly honest story. After being diagnosed with severe preeclampsia, Kate Hopper’s pregnancy and delivery are nothing like the birth she dreamed about. … Continue reading →
Expectant mama Brooke Anderson enjoyed a girls’ night out and baby celebration on Saturday (November 9) at a friend’s house in Encino, Calif. Hosted by Good Carma Studio, the Entertainment Tonight correspondent had a blast with her closest gal pals just weeks before delivering her … Continue reading →
Breastfeeding over the holidays is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you are grateful to be able to celebrate with a glass or two or bubbly, but on the other, you don’t want to drink too much while also … Continue reading →
Thanks to A-list couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood has put adoption in the spotlight. In celebration of National Adoption Day on November 23, we’re taking a look at 10 high-profile adoptive parents such as Hugh Jackman, Mariska Hargitay and Sandra Bullock. Jillian Michaels: … Continue reading →
The holiday season is starting, and if you’re searching for a great gift for a fellow mom pal, we can say with certainty that a Diaper Dekor diaper pail is a fantastic choice. Much more than “just another diaper pail,” … Continue reading →
New mom Holly Madison is helping women reach their weight loss goals with the Holly Madison Diet. The former Girls Next Door star, 33, has teamed up with eDiets to create a custom diet plan and app for women who want to take control, eat … Continue reading →
Always feel like you have your hands tied with your little one? Try setting them in a LaLaLounger, a smartly designed floor cushion that provides ultimate comfort for baby to play, lounge, and enjoy some tummy time on. Parents … Continue reading →
Happy Halloween from Celebrity Baby Scoop! What better way to celebrate the spook-tacular holiday than by looking at our favorite celebrity kids in their boo-tiful costumes! From Neil Patrick Harris‘ festive family-of-four, to Alyson Hannigan‘s colorful crew, to Tori Spelling‘s foodie-themed fun, let’s take … Continue reading →
UPDATE: This contest is closed. Are you fed up with all of the beauty products out there that are currently off-limits because you are pregnant? We have a solution! Nine Naturals shampoos, conditioners, and lotions are completely pregnancy-safe, but still … Continue reading →
Having multiples brings double (or triple, or even quadruple!) the joy and tends to add on elsewhere in your pregnancy too.
Weight You can bet that if you’re eating for more, you’ll gain extra pounds—between 10 and 25 more than a singleton pregnancy. Nutrition Whether you up your calories or opt for supplements, carrying two-plus little ones calls for higher levels … Continue reading →
Relaxation Rx Prebaby rubdowns are rooted in Swedish massage techniques that boost circulation, relax tense muscles and reduce swelling—just what moms-to-be need. Game plan Browse the American Massage Therapy Association’s online database (amtamassage.org) to find a certified practitioner near you. … Continue reading →
Does choosing the paint color for baby’s nursery have you singing the blues? Read up on the latest color psychology to help pick a shade that will leave you tickled pink (and other moms green with envy).
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND PRIZES ARE ON THEIR WAY TO OUR WINNERS! We have more than $5,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our November issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to … Continue reading →
Depend on your partner. “When I really needed to lay down and take a nap, my husband did an amazing job with [our daughter],” says mom of two Lauren Hufnagl. “She’s always been a mama’s girl, but they grew a … Continue reading →