Blog from the Belly

Honestly, for the entire first trimester of this (completely unplanned!) pregnancy, I would go days before suddenly remembering I was pregnant. This usually happened while I was making my daughter breakfast. I soon learned that her occasional request for scrambled eggs was a great way for the tiny nugget in my tummy to say, “Hey! I’m still ...

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Are you pregnant and looking for a fun way to connect with other mamas? Maybe you want to listen to some amazing birth stories or just get general advice on pregnancy? You may want to check out some pregnancy podcasts. ...

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I can still remember it like it was yesterday, taking the pregnancy test and wondering if it was finally going to show up with two lines. I can remember that moment each time I found out I was pregnant and those first thoughts of both extreme excitement and wonderment. ...

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I think all baby names are inspired by love because, if we as parents didn't love the name, we likely wouldn't have chosen it for our child. If you want your baby to not only know a lot of love went into their name choice, but that it's also inspired by love itself, there are some names that will drive that point home. ...

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Hey supermom, here's a pro tip: You don't have to do it all. Learning to care for your new baby, even if it's not your first, is a wonderful, exhausting and time-consuming job. In the first few weeks after you give birth, you'll no doubt be tempted to keep up with your normal routine, which may include cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping, ...

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Was that a contraction or a weird gas bubble? This monitor promises to let expecting moms know when they're having a contraction. ...

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You are about to have a baby.

Moment of silence for your awesomeness.

You are about to bring a new person into the world!

And that means... you are about to get a bunch of visitors.

Does that excite or terrify you?

I teetered between both emotions to be honest.

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I don't know about you, but I always felt this weird pressure to get "back to normal" after having a baby. Sure, I might take it easy for a good week, but after that, the husband was back to work and I was back to business as usual. ...

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Miscarriage is not easy to talk about, but I believe it's an important conversation we should be having. It's not easy to hear about miscarriage either because it's not a happy topic, but again, I believe it's imperative to listen. You can learn a lot about how to support the women and families who have been through miscarriage and talking can be ...

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How the immigration ban led to a breastfed baby being separated from his mother. ...

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