Pregnancy

Dear Pregnant Mama

You don’t know what to pack to get you through those first few days after the baby is born.  Honestly? You don’t need anything...

The Importance of Exercise During Pregnancy

The Importance of Exercise During Pregnancy Exercise during pregnancy can have many great benefits for both mother and baby. Exercise can: decrease stress, improve posture,...

How to Be Patient While Waiting to Conceive

You have come down with an illness and it’s called baby fever. You cannot imagine anyone wanting a baby as badly as you do. You...

5 Tips To Help a Friend Through a Miscarriage: How To Really Love and Listen

The other day my best friend went in to hear the heartbeat of her third child. I had thought many times throughout the day...

How Expectant Moms & Expectant Dads Can Empathize With Each Other

Expectant moms and dads often say, “We are pregnant” and indeed they are. The woman is carrying the baby bodily. The man is carrying...

Advice from the Parenting Club

When I was pregnant I was given a lot of advice from other parents. Everything from "make sure you do this..." to "make sure...

5 Things Not to Say to a Mom Expecting Baby #2

I’m pregnant with number two. I admit I am totally thrilled to add another child to my life, but at the same time, pretty...

What My Family Learned Through Genetic Counseling

My sister was born with spina bifida.  In the United States, approximately 3000 babies are born each year with a neural tube defect.  Very...

Hyperemesis and Why I’m Ashamed of My Too Thin, Post-pregnancy Body

You see all the time women struggling to lose the weight after baby. Some Moms truly gain a lot of weight despite eating healthy...

Pregnancy And The End of Common Sense

A couple of weeks ago, I was at the dentist’s office rescheduling an appointment and dropping off some paperwork for my husband. One of...