Does cyberchondria have you up all night, Googling symptoms and scanning horror stories? It’s time to make a change—for baby’s sake and yours.
In the early weeks of my first pregnancy, I came across a book at the library about proper eating for pregnant women. I can’t remember the title, and I don’t know who published it—but it was the absolute worst thing … Continue reading →
Pregnant women often find themselves drifting off to a strange new world come bedtime. Find out why these bizarre fantasies happen and decipher what they could possibly mean.
When Chicago mom-to-be Laura Merkin found herself dreaming about her breasts producing chocolate milk and later, giving birth to a dragon, she began to wonder if something was the matter—with her or her baby. It’s not unusual for other pregnant … Continue reading →
The last few weeks of pregnancy don't have to be a mad dash. Cross these 10 to-dos off your list in advance, so you're ready for your little one's landing.
Houston, we have a problem: By the third trimester, your bump is large and in charge, leaving you feeling sluggish, with little desire to stray from the sofa. But before you blast off into the strange new world of parenthood, … Continue reading →
When a baby’s on the way, mama’s emotions will play—and not always nicely.
Pregnancy: A time of joy, excitement, exhilaration … and also anxiety, tears and frustration. Although the good far outweighs the bad, it’s all too easy to fall victim to some negative sentiments while baby-bearing. From envy (Why can’t my belly … Continue reading →
Accept your growing, changing body and feel better about yourself.
When Ali Ginestra was expecting her second child, she found herself overcome with negative thoughts about her appearance. “I’ve always been overweight, but I’ve resolved my issues internally. I never get down on myself,” says Ginestra, a mom of three … Continue reading →
With less sleep, more chores and no sex (at least at first), having a baby challenges even the happiest couples. Here’s how to keep your relationship on track as you make the jump into parenthood.
When you have a wee one on the way, it’s easy (and fun!) to get caught up in all things baby. You’ve got tiny socks to launder, a mobile to hang in that half-finished nursery and a million other to-dos … Continue reading →
When my husband and I were a young couple striking out on our own, the distance from our hometowns seemed temporary—an adventure, an experiment, a story about our wayfaring youth we would tell someday when we had made it back … Continue reading →
Find out why pregnancy is making you feel crazy, and hatch a plan to beat the bonkers.
Like any hopeful mom, I wanted to provide a natural and safe environment for my baby’s development. I had heard that some medications could cross the placenta and affect the baby, so I figured a complete detox would be a … Continue reading →
Many expectant women long for their babies to be a certain sex—and that’s OK.
“Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?” It’s a common question asked of moms-to-be, and we all know the standard response: “It doesn’t matter to me, as long as it’s healthy!” I said it myself a zillion times … Continue reading →