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 frequently struggles with a bad case of medical anxiety directly related to taking prescription drugs, I’m continually searching for more natural ways to treat my various ailments or needs. That’s why when it came to treating my infertility, I started the search for whatever fertility supplements would help organically improve my chances […]
Pregnancy after miscarriage often produces anxiety.
Find out what to expect trying to conceive & during pregnancy after miscarriage.
I don’t care how many times I hear or read the words “don’t be afraid to ask for help,” one thing is for certain–I will still have a hard time asking for help. In school, I was the kid who would struggle silently through my math homework instead of asking a teacher for assistance. When […]
“I’m burnt out and tired and sick of this shit,” a mom friend recently said to me. Just like me, she’s trying her absolute best to be a good parent in these strange, unorthodox times we’re living in. Preach, mama, preach. There are not many positives that have come from the relentless pandemic we’re living […]
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 of us who have experienced recurrent miscarriage and infertility know. In this article, we welcome Petra Hollosi, a former IVF nurse who now works for […]
I don’t know at what point I developed preeclampsia, but I can’t help but look back at how swollen I was and wonder why it didn’t occur to me sooner. I’d heard of preeclampsia, but I had no idea what pregnant women with preeclampsia really went through. Not understanding how much higher risk I would […]
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 to take the glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes, I dreaded it for weeks. I’d heard horror stories of the disgusting, syrupy drink (Glucola), and […]
When it comes to planning a registry and deciding which new baby must-haves to include, a breast pump might not be at the top of your list. But the day your insurance company asks you to choose one, the mom overwhelm feels pretty intense. We’ve been there, we get it, and we’ve got you covered […]
Exclusive pumping is a hard journey, but it has many benefits. Here are 7 tips, + all you need to know about how to exclusively pump.