When Will I Go Into Labor? 8 Signs That Labor is Close

When Will I Go Into Labor? 8 Signs That Labor is Close

If you're reading this now, you're probably well into your third trimester of pregnancy. The day that you have been anxiously anticipating may be just a few days or weeks away! The next and last step of this whole process is childbirth. Becoming aware of the signs...

6 Tips to Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

6 Tips to Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

It is estimated that almost 70% of women experience back pain during pregnancy. Pregnancy back pain typically affects the lower back as the weight of the baby puts tremendous strain on these muscles. Doctors prefer not to recommend pain medication during pregnancy as...

How To Prepare for Childbirth in Your Third Trimester

How To Prepare for Childbirth in Your Third Trimester

If you're reading this now, you're probably well into your 3rd trimester of pregnancy. So congrats on making it this far! You're so close to meeting your precious little one and they will be here before you know it. At this point, labor is imminent. This is probably...

How to Prepare for Your Newborn in the Third Trimester

How to Prepare for Your Newborn in the Third Trimester

Congrats on making it to your third trimester! That precious baby will be in your arms before you know it. At this point, you're getting really close and probably a little anxious about what's to come. It's ok to feel many emotions as you prepare for the arrival of...

29 Pregnancy Must-Haves

29 Pregnancy Must-Haves

Pregnancy is a time for a ton of change. From your body and mind to priorities and relationships, you will realize the immense changes that occur for a pregnant woman. You'll want to do everything you can to maintain normalcy and make sure you look and feel good...

10 Body Changes During Pregnancy

10 Body Changes During Pregnancy

A woman’s body will undergo tremendous changes during pregnancy. This is due to the influx and change in hormones through the process, as well as your body supplying life to the growing baby inside you. Most Common Body Changes During Pregnancy As pregnancy...

4 Exercises to Turn Your Baby into the Head Down Birthing Position

4 Exercises to Turn Your Baby into the Head Down Birthing Position

As a new mom, labor can seem downright scary. You may have already heard some of the horror stories from seasoned moms... tales of large, “sunny-side up” babies becoming stuck in the birth canal and endless hours of painful labor that inevitably led to a c-section. As...

9 Totally Normal Symptoms During The Last Month Of Pregnancy

9 Totally Normal Symptoms During The Last Month Of Pregnancy

So I'm one of those women who actually doesn't mind being pregnant, in fact, I actually like being pregnant! Until the last month that is. The first 8 months are usually smooth sailing for me.  Sure, I'm more tired in the beginning (luckily no nausea), but just...

How To Prepare for Childbirth in Your Third Trimester

Tips for Packing Your Hospital Delivery Bag

If you're reading this now, it's probably crunch time! You're getting to that point in pregnancy where you're thinking, sh*t's getting real.   It definitely is! You're about to have that little baby in your arms so soon and I'm sure there are still a million...

Natural Ways to Induce Labor

Natural Ways to Induce Labor

Written by Guest Contributor: Sarah Moore Inducing labor naturally sounds wonderful, but what in the world does it mean? It sounds to me a whole lot like “wait around and be patient.” Not easy when you’re already bigger than your house and your neighbor’s house...

Addressing Fears During Pregnancy

Addressing Fears During Pregnancy

Written by Guest Contributor: Marielle Melling I was very pregnant with my fourth child and thought I had this pregnancy thing down pat. I was so excited to give birth and welcome a new baby into our family. Even so, when a dear friend invited me to participate in a...