Pregnancy

Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

It can be a really scary experience to suspect that you’ve somehow gotten food poisoning during pregnancy. You’ll know it when it strikes, too, if you’ve got that dreaded sensation in the pit of your stomach. Perhaps nausea and vomiting or diarrhea (or all of the above) have started plaguing your already-tired body. Maybe you’re… Continue reading Food Poisoning During Pregnancy

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What to Expect at an Ultrasound

Your first ultrasound is sure to be a momentous occasion during your pregnancy. For me, it was a bit nerve-wracking due to the circumstances… but for most women, it’s one of the greatest experiences you’ll have during that nine (okay, ten!) months, since you FINALLY get to see a sneak peek of your little peanut! I’m sure… Continue reading What to Expect at an Ultrasound

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The Glucose Tolerance Test: What You Need to Know

The Glucose Tolerance (or Challenge) Test is a test all pregnant women must take in the middle of their second trimester to help rule out the possibility of gestational diabetes. It involves getting your blood drawn, drinking a sugary drink, and getting your blood drawn a second time, all in the span of an hour… Continue reading The Glucose Tolerance Test: What You Need to Know

Mommy Reviews

Product Review: Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body / Pregnancy Pillow

As soon as I started to sport a little baby bump early in my pregnancy, I wanted to make sure I was sleeping on my side as much as possible, so that baby could receive as much nutrient-rich blood and oxygen as she could. This actually becomes a medical necessity after about 20 weeks when… Continue reading Product Review: Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body / Pregnancy Pillow

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Your Baby Bump: An Irresistible Hand Magnet (& How to Deal With It)

Something about a pregnant woman makes people, including complete strangers, throw all sense of personal space out the window. They just want to touch your belly constantly. I’m never 100% sure what their end goal is, exactly. Feeling baby kicks? Getting some good luck? Having their wish granted? Who knows. Although I’m happy that they’re… Continue reading Your Baby Bump: An Irresistible Hand Magnet (& How to Deal With It)

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What Do You Learn in Birthing Class?

Mike and I recently attended a birthing class offered through our hospital across the span of two Saturdays, from 9 to 4 pm on both of the days. My first thought was… 9 to 4?? TWICE?! How much could they possibly have to tell you that requires 14 friggin’ hours?? Nonetheless, I knew I had some questions… Continue reading What Do You Learn in Birthing Class?

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7 Fun Movies to Watch While Pregnant

These are the movies that I watched and enjoyed very much during my pregnancy! They either gave me a good laugh, a few happy tears, or a serious case of “the feels”… but no matter the genre, they all made me appreciate pregnancy in a whole new way now that I’m finally experiencing it for it myself. So… Continue reading 7 Fun Movies to Watch While Pregnant

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5 Tips for Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Admit it. When it comes to fighting a craving for that delicious chocolate chip cookie (or three, if we’re being frank here)… the struggle is real. And what about that last minute decision to stop off at the nearest fried chicken place because you saw a commercial on TV last week and haven’t been able to stop… Continue reading 5 Tips for Eating Healthy During Pregnancy