Category: Pregnancy

Gift Ideas and Must Have Products for your Pregnant Friend

Gift Ideas and Must Have Products for your Pregnant Friend

It seems like motherhood comes in waves through a group of friends, or our friendships shift. We end up being surrounded by other mothers or moms-to-be, and when holidays or birthdays come around, we want to give the right gift. Sure, we can give a gift for the baby, but let’s focus on the mothers for this gift guide. This gift guide shares ideas for gifts to give a close friend who is pregnant, perhaps for the first time, and these gifts help pamper and relax your new mom friend. This gift guide contains affiliate links. Some products in this […]

Posted September 27, 2017 by Julie in Gift Guides, Pregnancy, / 1 Comment
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Can Pregnant Women Eat That?

Can Pregnant Women Eat That?

Read the Infographic below for details on what is safe to eat while pregnant, and what is not safe to eat for moms-to-be. A healthy diet during pregnancy is not as difficult as it seems. There is room for flexibility as far as quality and quantity of food consumed. The immune system changes so pregnancy makes a woman susceptible to food-borne illnesses, and result in serious medical issues. Initially, usually in the first trimester a light breakfast and a heavy dinner is the norm, to avoid the after effects of morning sickness. The last trimester involves a hearty breakfast and […]

Posted June 19, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, / 0 Comments
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10+ Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant

10+ Things No One Tells You About Being Pregnant

Incredible Facts About Being Pregnant That Might Surprise You   Congratulations on being pregnant! This must be an exciting time for you and your family. A new member of the family will certainly bring more joy and happiness. The best you can do is keep calm while preparing for the coming of the baby. Pregnancy is a pretty exciting time. You will certainly learn a lot during your first prenatal visit. This includes some of the changes to expect during each trimester and how well your baby is growing in your womb. You will also undergo some vital tests to […]

Posted June 5, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, TopPosts, / 2 Comments
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Can You Eat Feta Cheese While Pregnant?

Can You Eat Feta Cheese While Pregnant?

Can You Eat Feta Cheese While Pregnant? There are some healthy meals that you can eat when pregnant, but since there are lots of options and restrictions, it is important to identify what is most suitable for you. Many women around the world are dairy lovers, cheese specifically, and may wonder – can you eat feta cheese while pregnant? Feta is a derivative of cheese, and it is fitting to know more about the source for a start. Cheese is primarily produced from cow’s milk, and this is the most common source, but other mammals like goats, buffalo, sheep and […]

Posted March 13, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, / 0 Comments
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Never Lose Hope with Unexplained Infertility

Never Lose Hope with Unexplained Infertility

  People visit a fertility clinic for answers as to why they can’t get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. While up to 80% of these people, after initial testing, will receive a diagnosis and treatment plan, approximately 20% will be diagnosed with unexplained infertility. This can be incredibly frustrating, but isn’t a reason to give up, it usually just means you have to look further for the answer. Unexplained Infertility Challenges the Fertility Clinic to Look Further for the Answer Approximately 80-90% of people visiting a fertility clinic because they are unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy […]

Posted February 22, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, / 2 Comments
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Practice Postpartum Self Care with Cardinal Health

Practice Postpartum Self Care with Cardinal Health

Note: Cardinal Health sent me this product to try and donated to a charity of my choice. Giving birth does a number on our bodies and recovery introduces new surprises for first-time moms. I knew about and was prepared for the extended postpartum bleeding, but what I wasn’t expecting was all the perineal pain and discomfort. Like millions of other new moms, I experienced a postpartum period that lasted more than six weeks, but thankfully the worst of it was only maybe the first three weeks. That early time was also when I was healing from a perineal tear so it felt […]

Posted October 18, 2015 by Julie in Pregnancy, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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10 Fears I Had Before Having a Baby

10 Fears I Had Before Having a Baby

Today is Face Your Fears Day so we are talking all about things that scare us, or have scared us in the past. I thought I would talk about my fears about having children, since it was something I was scared about for so long (before I finally agreed to try it on for size). 10 Fears I Had Before Having a Baby I was scared about pregnancy in general. Would my body be able to handle all those changes? Was I healthy enough? As it turned out, yes, my body did just fine for the most part. Gestational Diabetes was the […]

Posted October 13, 2015 by Julie in Memes, Pregnancy, / 23 Comments
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Rent Your Maternity Clothing with Bella Gravida

Rent Your Maternity Clothing with Bella Gravida

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Bella Gravida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Pregnancy changes our bodies in so many ways, not just physically with the rounding of our bellies, but also our self-image changes and our comfort levels with clothing items change too. I remember trying to have my regular clothes last longer by using belly bands and wearing camisoles under unbuttoned shirts. That worked at first, but quickly got to be a problem. So I started buying bigger items and eventually bought full-fledged maternity clothing. It […]

Posted September 26, 2015 by Julie in Pregnancy, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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Tips for Buying Maternity Clothes and How to Avoid Common Shopping Mistakes

Tips for Buying Maternity Clothes and How to Avoid Common Shopping Mistakes

While being pregnant is one of the greatest joys in your life, it may not feel like it when you feel like you’re carrying around a beach ball and don’t feel like going anywhere. Here are some maternity shopping tips so you can accentuate your best features and not fall into common maternity shopping mistakes. We all know that looking stylish regularly can be overwhelming at times, but this often seems like a major feat when you’re pregnant. You have this tiny little baby bump that you want to show off when you’re newly pregnant, and then suddenly it expands […]

Posted September 5, 2015 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pregnancy, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
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10 Reasons I Love (and Hate) My New Mom Body

10 Reasons I Love (and Hate) My New Mom Body

Pregnancy and childbirth definitely take their toll on our bodies.  We new Moms definitely have some mixed feelings about our new Mom bodies. I thought I would share mine. Things I hate about my new Mom body: My jiggly middle section is… jiggly. My clothes don’t fit right. But, the stretch marks are a badge of honor to remind me what my body can do. I mean, it’s not as if I’m wearing bikinis ever anyway. The fatigue, the constant never-ending fatigue! The dark circles under my eyes. Ugh. Super dry skin, and, well everything else. My plantar fasciitis has returned. Poor […]

Posted July 14, 2015 by Julie in Health, Pregnancy, / 25 Comments
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