Posts filed under: Pregnancy

Lightning Crotch Pain: What It Is + How to Treat It

I couldn’t even utter words as I doubled over, gasped for air, and lept to my bed so I could lie down and try to forget the lightning pain that... Read More

The Best Pregnancy Journals & Why It’s Worth Keeping One

When you’re preparing to welcome a baby into the world, there are plenty of things you’d probably rather forget. The aches and pains, endless morning sickness, and unpleasant bathroom-related issues,... Read More

Surrogate Mothers: The 6-Step Process to Carrying a Surrogate Pregnancy

Have you ever wondered about the process of using a surrogate to carry a baby? We mostly hear about it with celebrities, but it’s a very real-life thing, as those... Read More

How to Prevent a Miscarriage (Debunking the Myths!)

When our editor saw that we were publishing an article about preventing miscarriage, she was understandably confused. After all, I spend more waking hours than I can imagine counting reminding... Read More

Should You Worry About Cramping and Lower Back Pain in Early Pregnancy?

Quick! Think about early pregnancy signs…what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Morning sickness? Missed period? Fatigue? While each of these side effects is one of the better-known early... Read More

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 Have 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