Tag Archives: pregnancy

9 Drug-Free Childbirth Must-Haves

9 Drug-Free Childbirth Must-Haves

Skipping the epidural? Rock on, brave mama! As everyone will tell you, though, (count me as #7,832), “there’s a reason why they call it labor.“ So if you are going to give birth drug-free, you will want to have some items on hand f ...
Chemical-Free Cleaning Product Buying Guide

Chemical-Free Cleaning Product Buying Guide

Whether you’re pregnant or have little kids or pets in the house, cleaning always comes with quite a dilemma: you don’t want to be surrounded by icky germs, because they could make you and the little ones sick. But you don’t want to ...
Exercising While Pregnant: 6 Safety Tips

Exercising While Pregnant: 6 Safety Tips

If you aren’t considered “at risk” for a complicated delivery, chances are that your obstetrician or midwife has told you exercising while pregnant is the healthy thing to do. Now, you might not actually feel like working up a swea ...
How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

If you’re thinking of getting pregnant, or already have passed that home pregnancy test with flying colors, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to grow a healthy baby. That means quitting smoking and drinking, e ...
Morning Sickness Survival Guide

Morning Sickness Survival Guide

I remember the joy of seeing those two pink lines show up on my pregnancy test, the first conclusive evidence that I was having a baby!!“¦but then, a few days later, being extremely concerned that I didn’t feel especially “different ...
Stretch Mark Survival Kit

Stretch Mark Survival Kit

Some women call stretch marks “badges of honor.” But when I first noticed bright reddish purple streaks on my hips towards the end of my first pregnancy, I can’t say I felt particularly honored. A healthy baby is enough commemorati ...
Don’t Be Sad About Stretch Marks!

Don’t Be Sad About Stretch Marks!

A new baby is a bundle of joy””there’s no doubt about it. But those squiggly, purplish lines left running across your once even-toned skin after Sweetie’s tucked safely in your arms? Not so much. A reader recently asked if thereR ...