Protein During Pregnancy: How Much You Need & High Protein Foods

Mama, did you know that protein is the most abundant compound found in the human body after water?! If not, don’t worry, lots of people (ourselves included) didn’t really know that, either! And that’s why we’re going to show you why protein is incredibly important during pregnancy. The long and short of it is that […]

Diaper Bag Essentials (What to Pack, Skip, and Never Forget!)

When you first have a baby, you may wonder how you possibly decide what you do and don’t need to put into your diaper bag. With my first baby, I had no idea what an outing with a tiny human would entail, so I found myself packing the dang kitchen SINK every time I left […]

How to Choose a Baby Name: 12 Tips for Expecting Parents

Let’s face it: naming a baby is probably one of the biggest choices you’ll make as you prepare for your baby’s arrival. This means that choosing a baby name can be UBER stressful! Some parents have names chosen before conception, while others struggle to come up with a unique, meaningful name for their child. If […]

Can I Refuse the Glucose Test When Pregnant? A Scientific Look at Glucose Test Alternatives

Can you refuse the glucose test when pregnant? Sure. But do we recommend it? Definitely not. If your concerns relate to Glucola–the standard glucose test drink–there are some alternatives, and we’ll walk you through the pros and cons of them. But many of the glucose test alternatives touted by wellness influencers–like 100% fruit juice and […]

Perineal Massage Step-By-Step Guide (+ Best Oil & Tools)

Perineal massage can be done easily (in just 5 minutes per day) during the weeks leading up to birth. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to do it step by step, what positions are most comfortable, which oils to use (and why!), and which tools are best. Perineal Massage Positions: How to Reach There […]

Exercise During Pregnancy: Evidence-Based Fitness Tips For Busy Moms

Whether you’re a marathoner, a weekend warrior, or simply trying to get a minimum 30 minutes of daily physical activity, we’ve done a ton of research on the advantages of exercise during pregnancy for you, your baby, and maybe even your grandchildren (more about that later!). Mothers who exercise during pregnancy are at lower risk […]

Preparing for Baby Checklist: 20 Things to do to Prepare for Baby

Preparing for a baby is amazing, exciting, and frankly, pretty overwhelming. So why doesn’t that positive pregnancy test come with a checklist to help you prepare for baby? The good news is that you can get all the information you need from mamas who’ve been there before you: us! We’ve got everything you need to […]

Must-Have Pregnancy Essentials for Each Trimester

Pregnancy can be a scary experience, especially if you’ve experienced miscarriage or infant loss. And even if you haven’t, if you’re pregnant for the first time, it can be a a whirl wind of emotions, anxiety, and weird things that can happen during pregnancy! So how do you handle it all? If you’re anything like […]

Financial Wellness For New Parents: How Much To Save For Baby and Beyond

I wish I could tell you that family financial well-being was as simple as knowing how much to save for baby gear or finding affordable childcare, but with a little time and attention, it can totally transform those early years of parenting. Among new parents, over half regret not making critical financial changes during their […]

Our Top 30+ Pregnancy-Safe Skincare Products for Expecting Moms

Do you know that “pregnancy glow” many people rave about? We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that’s not something that happens to everyone. Achieving a magical, mythical radiance while expecting isn’t as simple as you might think, nor is finding pregnancy-safe skincare you can trust.  There are many things to keep […]