Thursday, December 12th, 2013
There are plenty of good reasons to stay active during pregnancy, from keeping weight gain to a minimum to having an easier labor and delivery. Canadian researchers recently found another great reason – it could make your newborn smarter.
Researchers at the University of Montreal found that a mere 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can increase a newborn’s brain activity. The study split 60 women into two groups: one with an exercise regimen and one without. After their babies were born, researchers recorded the brain activity levels in the first two weeks of life, and found the babies in the group with an exercise regimen had brains that were more fully developed.…
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
It’s almost mid-December! Time flies — especially when you have kids. These celebrities are finding out just how much life changes when you have kids, from your first pregnancy to your fourth baby. Check out the latest celebrity mama news! We know life moves fast when you’re a parent. Country singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, …
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
What do you get the woman who has everything or wants nothing?
Many moms have a pretty short wish list — at least that’s the way it is for me. My needs are simple and I have more than I could ever want. Pregnancy doesn’t change this, at least for me, but Christmas is a great opportunity for dads, grandparents and siblings to give Christmas gifts with extra sentiment or with comfort in mind.…
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are well on their way! From tender mother-daughter moments to new babies, celebrities have a lot to celebrate this season! Here is the latest from Hollywood! You know what they say – A family who goes yoga together stays together … wait, what? While that might not be how …
Friday, November 29th, 2013
During pregnancy, how many of you have heard that line time and again? How many of you have said it yourself? Your body goes to incredible lengths to provide nourishment for your fetus: your metabolism increases substantially, your blood volume increases, along with tissue in your breasts and uterus. These changes cause inevitable weight gain (some doctors say a typical weight gain during pregnancy is about 25 to 30 pounds: three to five in the first trimester and 10 to 12 during both the third and fourth.) …
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
It seems like just yesterday when we were talking about Kelly Clarkson’s spur-of-the-moment nuptials with new husband Brandon Blackstock; first came love, next came marriage, and soon she’ll be pushing that baby carriage. Kelly announced on Tuesday she was pregnant in an exuberant Tweet to her followers: “I’m pregnant!!!! Brandon and I are so excited! …
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Thanksgiving is so close, I can almost smell the turkey now … and the mashed potatoes, and the gravy, and the green bean casserole. (Hey, a pregnant girl has to eat!) Of course, the best thing about Thanksgiving is the time you spend with your family and friends, celebrating the joys of life and the blessings of the year.
If this year’s blessing happens to be a bun in the proverbial oven, Thanksgiving can also be a great time to announce your pregnancy to the world: you’re already counting your blessings, your family is gathered together, and you can top off your announcement with a celebratory slice of pumpkin pie for good measure (while your family toasts the happy news with a glass of wine – sorry, ladies, you’ll have to wait until next Thanksgiving for that).…
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
When it comes to pregnancy, are you high maintenance or easygoing? For singer Gwen Stefani, 44, her third pregnancy seems to be the lowest maintenance of all – so much so that some friends are worried she’s not taking it as seriously as she should. A source close to the mama of two (and wife …
Friday, November 15th, 2013
Many pregnant women take the term “sawing logs” while sleeping quite literally.
It’s difficult enough to get a good night’s rest when you are pregnant without waking yourself up snoring, but it’s a pretty common thing during pregnancy. I was prone to snoring during my first and, to a lesser extent, during my current pregnancy. My doctor told me part of the cause was the hormonal changes and an increase in blood volume, both of which can block the small upper airways in my nasal cavity.…
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
For those of you who have more than one child, did you find it more difficult to add babies to your brood? Country crooner Dierks Bentley has the perfect solution to wrangling multiple kiddos: divide and conquer! With the addition of new son, Knox, in October, Dierks Bentley and his wife, Cassidy, became a family …