Giving birth is exciting, scary, and a unique experience for every new mother. What comes after is a whole new ball game, especially if it’s your first. However, in the midst of the sleep deprivation and thrill of bringing your sweet new baby home, some mothers start to feel a little “off”. The important thing is understanding if you’re experiencing baby blues or postpartum depression. Continue reading “What New Moms Should Know About Postpartum Depression”
Pickles and ice cream, lemonade and potato chips, green grapes (and only green grapes)… pregnancy cravings can come in many forms and they’re different for everyone! But when do you actually start getting pregnancy cravings? Can they tell you anything about your health or your pregnancy? Continue reading “4 Interesting Facts About Pregnancy Cravings”
It’s official: you’re pregnant! Your baby is developing rapidly every single day and your body may be experiencing just as many changes. However, despite all of the ups and downs that you might be encountering (morning sickness, anyone?) there’s really only one question on everyone’s mind as soon as you start to announce your pregnancy… Continue reading “Boy or Girl? When Can You Actually Find Out the Sex of Your Baby?”
You’re anxiously waiting for several minutes before you can check your home pregnancy test and…. Boom. Positive!
Whether there are two lines, a plus sign, or a digital “Pregnant” screen staring back at you, you’re probably filled with a variety of emotions. And no matter what those emotions are, you’re probably wondering, “What should I do next?” Continue reading “Positive Pregnancy Test? What to Expect at Your First OBGyn Appointment”
If you’re trying to get pregnant, it can feel like everyone around you conceived on the first try, with no effort whatsoever. While it’s true that some couples seem to conceive just by looking at each other, the reality is that it often takes anywhere from 6 months to a year for an average, healthy couple. Continue reading “7 Tips for How to Get Pregnant”
When you’re first trying to conceive, you may feel overwhelmed by how much you don’t know – especially if it’s your first! While there’s all kinds of medical information out there about preparing your body the best you can to have a baby, there’s one piece of advice that you should definitely pay attention to: take prenatal vitamins. Continue reading “Why Are Prenatal Vitamins So Important?”