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A recent pic of the LO's if you have one. Here are a few of Toren from this week. I love his face i...

Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

Sleep update

A comment on another thread got me wondering, how are the LO's doing with sleep these days? I hope y...

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Bleeding - did this happen to you?

Hey ladies. I'm looking for some help/hope. I took a FRER yesterday and got a faint positive....

Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

Getting pregnat after c-section v. normal delivery (LESS THAN A YEAR)

I am confused about this. What is the difference between getting pregnant less than a year after a...

Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

Colton is here!!

Colton Michael born 12/15/14 @ 8:42 via c-section. 10lbs 13oz and 23 inches! He is our beautiful big...

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Mocktail Recipes

By Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS

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More Reasons to Take Folic Acid During Pregnancy

By JustMommies

Most women know that folic acid is important for the prevention of neural tube defects like Spina Bifida, but the Associated Press reports that folic acid offers more protection than researchers originally though. » Read more

Weight Gain and Pregnancy

The Institute of Medicine has released their newest stats, so if you are of a”normal” weight, you should be gaining between 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. » Read more

Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Proper nutrition is one of the best ways to give your baby a healthy start. If you've always been a healthy eater this may come easy to you. For others, this may be more challenging. How much weight you should gain varies depending what your weight is at the start of pregnancy. If you are starting out your pregnancy at your ideal body weight, then you should aim for a weight gain between 25 and 35 pounds » Read more

Vegetarian Diet During Pregnancy

If you are a vegetarian you may be wondering if it is okay to keep eating a vegetarian diet during your pregnancy. You may have been told by well-meaning friends that you have to eat some types of meat when you are pregnant. This is simply not true. It is perfectly safe to eat a vegetarian or even a vegan diet when you are pregnant. There are many health benefits that are associated with eating a vegetarian diet and these benefits don’t go away just because you are pregnant. » Read more

The Dangers of “Pregorexia”

You probably see it every time you pick up a magazine at the supermarket – some pregnant celebrity who manages to stay super-thin for nine months except for a small bump, and who bounces right back to a size 0 seemingly days after the birth. Although that kind of weight gain is natural for some women, for other women it can be downright dangerous. » Read more

The 7 Sins of Prenatal Vitamins

by Jennifer Polimino, C.P.T. I've been getting hundreds of emails from concerned pregnant women about the quality of their prenatal vitamins. There has been some mention of this topic in the news lately. After all, the vitamin industry is full of companies that manufacture prenatal vitamins without much regard for you or your baby’s health. With that in mind, it's very IMPORTANT that you read the following information carefully: » Read more

Running During Pregnancy

Most moms who enjoyed exercising before they got pregnant will continue to want to do so throughout their pregnancy. Exercising while pregnant can be a great way to keep your weight gain under control and stay in good physical shape for the demands of delivery and your post-partum recovery. » Read more

Pregnancy Exercise - 5 Things You Must Know

By Michelle Moss While reading through some questions that my subscribers sent in, I noticed that a lot of women have some basic questions about Pregnancy Exercise, for example, can I continue my exercise routine now that I’m pregnant? To help you out, I've put together a little "cheat sheet" on some of the » Read more

Managing Food Cravings During Pregnancy

You’re in your first trimester of pregnancy and suddenly you’re nearly bowled over by a powerful craving for a certain food. Sure, you’ve heard about the old stereotype of pickles and ice cream at midnight. But there’s no way you could have been prepared for how overwhelming the feeling could be. That’s the strange reality of pregnancy cravings: They can be sudden, intense, and at times downright bizarre. » Read more