For an increasing number of women, the miracle of motherhood comes with not just one new baby, but with two—or even three or more. If you’re among the moms-to-be-of-multiples crowd, you know how stunning it can be to learn there’s … Continue reading →
What you should know and do about varicose veins during and after pregnancy.
Over the course of your nine-month journey, you’ll encounter countless changes and surprises both emotionally and physically. Many of these surprises are good, but some can be unwelcome. Among the latter are the oh-so-glamorous varicose veins, which can develop on … Continue reading →
Make sure you’re in good hands over the next nine months since it’s those hands that will ultimately guide your precious baby into the world.
Shortly after discovering I was pregnant with my first baby, my husband and I decided we wanted to move away from the fast-paced grind of New York City to raise our child closer to family in the South. Since we … Continue reading →
When your back is complaining and it can’t be silenced, it’s time to get the lowdown on lower back pain.
If you’ve experienced back pain during pregnancy, you’re in the majority among expectant women. Major body changes—particularly weight gain and a notable influx of hormones—unfortunately make these aches par for the course. While it may be wishful thinking to hope … Continue reading →
One woman speaks out from the hidden world of pregnancy plagued by eating disorders.
Maggie Baumann now willingly admits to the harrowing inner conflict she endured as an anorexic mom-to-be. But back when she was carrying her second child, she was a much different woman, a woman wracked with shame about her private hell … Continue reading →
The third trimester of your pregnancy may seem like nothing but sweat and swelling, but your pain is definitely baby’s gain.
The cravings have long since made the shift from entertaining to annoying, the aches are unwelcome, and your cute baby bump has given way to a bulging belly. You are so over this pregnancy thing already! We hear you, mama, … Continue reading →
It’s hard to imagine that what begins as a small group of cells will become a breathing, feeling baby just 40 weeks later.
Suddenly pregnancy doesn’t seem so very long at all! As the months go by, your baby will grow, develop and continue on his way to becoming your new best friend. A baby’s formation is nothing short of a miracle. Boy … Continue reading →
Think your belly is the only thing changing? Guess again.
Pregnancy is a head-to-toe experience in which everything from your vision to your ankles feels its effects. External changes HAIR One of our favorite pregnancy perks is the gorgeous, thick hair that graces the heads of many moms-to-be. (Enjoy the … Continue reading →
Your inside guide to the body issues that worry you most.
With your body going through so many changes at once, it’s hard to know what’s normal, and some pregnancies bring unexpected symptoms that can be downright frightening. If you’ve been spooked by any of the following indicators, read on to … Continue reading →
Five women share the wacky ways they nixed nausea.
Morning sickness (or for some women, all-day sickness) is just one of those unwanted rites of passage during pregnancy, falling somewhere between losing sight of your toes and saying sayonara to sleeping through the night. Luckily, it won’t last forever. … Continue reading →