Posts filed under: Pregnancy

Must-Have Pregnancy Essentials for Each Trimester

Ahh, pregnancy. That beautiful time in a woman’s life where she has the opportunity to grow a human being right inside her body. It’s magical, it’s wonderful…it’s a little bit... Read More

Ideas to Host the Perfect Drive-By Baby Shower

It was no surprise to me that my friend Christina, a gynecologic oncologist, waited until she was nearly 20 weeks pregnant to tell me she was pregnant.  But I let... Read More

How to Avoid the Gross Drink & Take a Pregnancy Glucose Test at Home

I’ve always struggled with keeping my blood sugar stable–naturally prone to hypoglycemia, it’s common for my blood sugar to spike, then drop way too low. So when it was time... Read More

Why Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality Make Patient Empowerment Essential for Black Mothers

Have you ever been in a medical situation where you wish you’d known how to advocate for yourself? Speak up? Be heard? This is why patient empowerment is so important.... Read More

Inexpensive Maternity Clothes: Where to Buy + Must Haves You Need

As if it’s not enough that you’re literally growing another human being, now that you’re pregnant, you also have to dress the body that’s housing that growing human. This can... Read More

How to Decide If You’re Ready to Have a Baby

Despite all the easy-to-find explanations for exactly when you should have a baby, the reasons to have a baby are actually entirely your own. You see, as women, most of... Read More

Pandemics, Pregnancy, and Planning: What You Need to Know from an Expert

Let’s be real right now. Pregnancy is a weird and scary enough process in the best of circumstances. Throw in a global pandemic, and many mamas are even more anxious... Read More

Black Maternal Mortality Rates Left This Mom in Fear

I am writing this for my rockstar son, Chase, one of the most magnificent beings. And for everyone who has endured the trauma of delivering a child early, or of... Read More

How to Choose a Baby Name

Let’s face it: naming a child is probably one of the most stressful things you’ll do as you prepare for their arrival. Some parents have names chosen before conception, while... Read More

When to Announce a Pregnancy: A Different Opinion

Here’s my unpopular opinion about when to announce a pregnancy. I don’t think you should wait until 12 weeks! In fact, I don’t think you should follow any set rules... Read More