Posts filed under: Pregnancy

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

Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Birth Plan

So much about bringing a child into the world feels uncontrollable, so we’re all about learning to control what you can. Writing a birth plan gives you a little of... Read More

What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for Mom (And Also, When to Do It)

I have a confession to make – I’m a bit of an over-packer. I’m that person who packs for a weekend getaway and includes ten pairs of underwear, three sets... Read More

15 Unusual Early Pregnancy Signs You Should Know About

Whether you’re tracking ovulation or have undergone infertility treatments, most women actively trying to conceive are anxious to find out if they’re pregnant as soon as possible. First Published: April... Read More

15 Things To Do To Prepare for a Baby

I can still remember the moment I found out I was pregnant with our first daughter. It was pure bliss, excitement, and a belly full of joyous butterflies. Then came... Read More

What You Need To Know About Pregnancy During COVID-19 Pandemic

I can still recall the panic of going through my first pregnancy during the Zika virus outbreak. Panic would rise into my throat every time a mosquito came near, and... Read More

Baby Registry Must Haves, + What You DON’T Need

Trying to build a baby registry was a lot like having writer’s block. I could not force myself to sit down at my computer and tackle this daunting task. It’s... Read More

What You Need to Know About the Emotions of Having a Rainbow Baby

Having a child after pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death can be both exciting and terrifying. A child born after these traumatic events is usually called a rainbow baby. But... Read More