Category: Mother & Child

Baby Maker – Can You Really Find Out What Your Baby Looks Like Before It Is Born?

Feeling the Pressure to Procreate

“Don’t worry too much about it right now,” my friend told me. “Later it’ll become obvious whether or not you want to have kids. The right answer will just come to you.” This is the same thing I’ve been telling myself since my early twenties. Later. Wait until later. Everything will become clear later. But let’s...

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All You Need to Know about Trying to Conceive (TTC)

You and your husband are finally ready. It’s time to start trying for a family! In the beginning it’s easy; you just stop birth control and have fun. But then the months start to pass by and you’re not pregnant yet. So you decide to put a little more preparation and planning into this whole trying-to-make-a-baby...

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A Shopping List for First-time Moms

For those of us that are first-time moms, knowing what to buy in order to be prepared for our bundle of joy can be a tad bit confusing. Baby registries do offer buying guidelines with obvious items such as onesies and pacifiers, but as I found out there are also other items that don’t make the lists — items that...

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12 Words of Wisdom from Mom

Mothers are known for being generous with their advice. Unfortunately, we usually don’t appreciate this trait until years later, when we’ve had enough experience to realize just how wise our mothers really were. So, just in case you needed a reminder, here are twelve classic bits of mom advice that hold just as true today as they did when you were...

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You Know You’ve Been TTC’ing for Too Long When…

You know You’ve been TTC’ing too long when: ~ You saw the title of this article and had to click it immediately because you need an article that you can relate to. ~ You know what TTC stands for (Trying to Conceive, for those that aren’t TTC’ing but clicked the page out of curiosity). ~ You give new meaning...

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Should You Go See a Doctor? 5 Types of Discharge During Pregnancy and What It Means

  Pregnancy is the most sensitive period that you can go through as you prepare to become a mom. This is the time they become more concerned about certain changes in some parts of their body wondering what’s normal and what’s not. And vaginal discharge is one of the major concerns. This may vary in frequency,...

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Why Parents and Pregnant Women Are Concerned About the H1N1 Vaccine

Pregnant women are on the list of top five groups most vulnerable to contract the Swine Flu. But, many women are concerned about the safety of the vaccine for their babies in utero. What’s the concern? One word: mercury. One of their primary concerns is one particular ingredient: thimerosal, or mercury. Some believe that the federal...

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The Mommy Comparison: “My Child is Better Than Your Child”

Whenever two or more mothers get together the conversation inevitably turns into a child growth and development comparison and bragging session. It starts from the moment children are conceived. Mothers discuss and compare their pregnancies, births, and children’s development. They often determine their own maternal successes and failures based on these discussions. There is not only an unofficial...