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Natural Ways to Reduce Bloat During Pregnancy

The past few months you’ve been eating for two (we’ve been there, mama!) and lately you’ve felt unpleasant stomach cramping. The guilty culprit could be bloating.  Bloating during pregnancy is completely normal. It’s one of those “charming” weird pregnancy symptoms, including belching and passing gas, that will likely last throughout your pregnancy. Why? Turns out, […]

Your Guide to the Pregnancy Pillow: The Top 12 of 2021

For anyone not already aware, I’m here to let you in on a not-so-secretive secret: pregnancy is not always enjoyable. Between problems like hyperemesis and lightning crotch, plus the continual burgeoning of your belly, it’s no surprise that sleep often doesn’t come easy to expectant mothers. Thankfully, a new addition to your bedroom could make a […]

The 5 Best Maternity Underwear Options of 2021

I’m the kind of girl who loves any excuse to buy some new clothes. Whether it’s a family vacation or a nice dinner out, I’m bound to come up with some ill-conceived reason why nothing currently in my closet will work. Imagine my delight when I got pregnant and discovered that not only would I […]

Reclaim Your Power to Poop with Pregnancy Constipation Remedies!

Whether you’re 6 weeks pregnant or heading into your final trimester, carrying a baby comes with a vast collection of, well, not so glamorous side effects.  From hyperemesis to lightning crotch, most women experience at least one or two pregnancy symptoms that are less than enjoyable.  Constipation while pregnant, for example, can be one of […]

What’s Going on at 6 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms and Impact

As someone who experienced the pitfalls of infertility firsthand, when I finally became pregnant, I found myself waiting for that moment when I would actually “feel” pregnant. Sure, I’d received positive results during my BETA tests and had begun to experience the gestational fatigue so many of us expectant mothers have come to know and […]

Defining a Viable Pregnancy: At What Point is Your Baby “Safe?”

I’m not sure there’s any situation where I’ll ever forget the moment I received my first positive pregnancy test. I’d gone through my embryo transfer, suffered through the two-week wait, and gone back to my physician for a blood pregnancy test…then, I waited. The seconds, minutes, and hours crept by. I spent my day consumed […]

What’s Really Going On at 4 Weeks Pregnant?

In terms of pregnancy, things aren’t always how they appear.  When you think about being 4 weeks pregnant, for example, you probably assume that you’re one month down (eight left to go) and that a lot of growth and development will have already happened. On the contrary, the 4th week could be considered the true […]

Weird Pregnancy Symptoms 101: What Doctors Don’t Tell You

If you’ve never been pregnant before, I’ve got something to tell you–there’s a whole bunch of stuff that doctors, tv, and movies have NOT prepared you for! Sure, morning sickness is a real thing, and kicks to the ribs will occur, but side effects like these are just the tip of the gestational iceberg. From […]