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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When it comes to something as life-changing as a pregnancy test, nobody has the time to mess with haphazard, second-rate results. As a woman who knows all too well how stressful the wait for those thin blue lines can be, I know that we all want to know that the pregnancy test we take will […]
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 […]
Pregnancy after miscarriage often produces anxiety.
Find out what to expect trying to conceive & during pregnancy after miscarriage.
Announcing a rainbow baby can be a giant bag of emotions. You’re excited and scared. You know people will celebrate, and you want to celebrate, but you may also have some lingering desire to temper your feelings. Many people worry about how their rainbow baby announcements may potentially trigger other moms dealing with infertility or […]
For women hoping to start a family, scanning our bodies for success signs is a normal part of the process. It’s no wonder, then, that so many of us find ourselves scouring the internet for search results on things like “2 weeks pregnancy symptoms” and “2 weeks pregnant belly.” Unfortunately, however, the second week of […]