Best Foods to Eat and Avoid During Pregnancy

Best Foods to Eat and Avoid During Pregnancy

Pregnancies can be a happy time, but there are necessary precautions to take care of for the health of the mother and the child. Food plays a very important role in the development of a fetus. It is important to understand the different kinds of food that should be...

22 Tips to Get Through Your Winter Pregnancy

22 Tips to Get Through Your Winter Pregnancy

Pregnant during the winter time? While you may be able to dodge the heat, you certainly can’t hide from the cold. Don’t let the winter blues bring you down - you certainly have something to be happy and excited about growing inside of you. Don’t just trudge through...

29 Pregnancy Must-Haves For Expecting Moms

29 Pregnancy Must-Haves For Expecting Moms

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...

How a Chiropractor Can Help During Pregnancy

How a Chiropractor Can Help During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women’s bodies change rapidly. As the fetus grows, the body adjusts to carry to extra weight. To get support and relief from pain in the spine, women often seek help from chiropractors. But, how exactly can chiropractors help a woman during...

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...

What You Need to Pack in a Hospital Bag With Printable Checklist

What You Need to Pack in a Hospital Bag With Printable Checklist

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...

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...

What You Need to Pack in a Hospital Bag With Printable Checklist

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...

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...

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...

Preparing for VBAC Delivery

Preparing for VBAC Delivery

Written by guest contributor, Maria Yakimchuk: If you are a C-Section mama pregnant with another baby, you’re probably tossing around the options of having an RCS (Repeat C-Section) or VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). They both come with their own risks and...

THE ULTIMATE NESTING CHECKLIST DURING PREGNANCY

THE ULTIMATE NESTING CHECKLIST DURING PREGNANCY

Late in pregnancy, you'll probably notice an urge to clean and organize your home. You'll wake up and the first thing you think about is cleaning out your closet, scrubbing the bathroom until it shines, painting the nursery, and putting together the crib- all in one...

11 Tips to Handle Pregnancy Without Breaking the Bank

11 Tips to Handle Pregnancy Without Breaking the Bank

Regardless of how it may seem to others, pregnancy isn’t just nine months of waiting. While your little angel is growing inside, you have to start making preparations on the outside. What you do now will have a large influence on how your baby is brought into the...

The Biggest Fears During Pregnancy & Why You Should Stop Worrying

The Biggest Fears During Pregnancy & Why You Should Stop Worrying

From the moment you get that positive sign on a pregnancy test, you're mind and emotions start running like crazy. Unless you're actually in the doctor's office, it's hard to tell what's going on inside your belly. This can lead to overwhelming anxiety & worries....

22 Tips to Survive a Summer Pregnancy

22 Tips to Survive a Summer Pregnancy

I had the great joy of having back-to-back summer pregnancies. For my first baby, I was due August 1st and the second one was October 20th. Therefore, most of the later part of both pregnancies were during the hottest time of the year. I quickly learned how to survive...