Dear Pregnant Caitlin, Congratulations. This is it. The moment you’ve been dreaming of for years is finally here. After months of negative tests, happy pregnancy announcements from current and former friends, and one consolation tattoo, it’s your turn. You saw those two lines and couldn’t believe it. From here on out, your brain will go a […]
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To help you, and to save pregnant feelings everywhere, I’ve come up with five things you should be ABSOLUTELY SAFE in saying to a pregnant woman.
It is the eve of my 40th birthday. I’ve never felt better. I feel comfortable in my skin. I’m happy. With age truly does come a certain knowledge of the world and my place in it. Also, I’m pregnant. This is something that was not exactly expected (not unexpected either) but certainly not what I […]
During the 10th week of my third pregnancy, I was starting to feel really guilty. My two boys, ages 4 and 2, had spent most of their summer inside, watching television, while I lay on the couch and tried my best to keep the world from spinning. At this point, we had seen “Moana” about […]
If you are curious about what kinds of local providers specialize in pregnancy, postpartum and all things baby-related, come check out the NAMMA Families Fair this September 24. You’ll be able to meet with a variety of perinatal professionals – lactation consultants, sleep consultants, midwives, doulas, chiropractors, and more. Plus, there will be workshops for parents and activities for kids! Raffles, food and drinks, fun for all ages (with a side of education!).
If something that happens to one out of every 200 women were to happen to me, why couldn’t it be winning the lottery? No, instead of gaining a couple thousand dollars in my bank account, I was the one in every 200 pregnant women to suffer a side effect called PUPPS — pruritic urticarial papules […]
There are a ridiculous amount of weird things that happen to a body during a pregnancy. A gal should receive a certificate or something after going through nine months of gestation with the litany of multisyllabic words and phrases she has to learn to keep up with what’s happening to her. Meconium, linea negra, amniocentesis, […]
I avoided thinking about labor and delivery for the first six months of my pregnancy. I blissfully browsed Pinterest for nursery ideas, made lists of girl names, and daydreamed about bringing a little warm and shmushy bundle of joy into the world. Oh, the bliss of ignorance. I didn’t have a clue. Eventually, it was […]
Before I got pregnant I was regularly doing yoga, so it felt like a natural step to continue my yoga practice in pregnancy. Prenatal yoga has many benefits for both mama and baby. It is an opportunity for exercise and relaxation. It can help you connect to your body and your baby. You can also find […]
My husband and I always talked about having four children. After we were married for about two years, we decided it was time to start a family. We soon had our first baby girl. It was an easy decision to pull the goalie for baby number two. We knew we wanted our children to be close in age, […]
When I was pregnant with my first child, I documented everything. I had weekly photos and weekly blog posts. Every night, I would recount to my husband all the different sources of protein I ate, how many miles I walked, and how often during the day I stopped to practice my squats. This time around, […]
Olivia Wilde is no stranger to trending in social media. This week, Ms. Wilde lambasted fellow New York City subway riders for not offering a visibly pregnant woman (that would be her) a seat. She was probably tired and walked too many blocks before she headed underground to ride the train. She might’ve been crabby, and her ankles […]
Nobody knows what day it is. Not my closest friends or parents — my biggest support system. Not my husband. Not the doctors or nurses or even my own OBGYN. This day, three years ago, has been forgotten by all — all but me. The day I took some deep breaths, fell asleep sedated by […]
There are moments in your childhood that you hold on to, however insignificant they seem at the time. One of those moments happened at a restaurant with my mom when I was 7 or 8. The overall experience was awful. Bad service and wrong orders were followed by the inevitable whining and pushing food around […]