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10 Stylish Bags Built to Carry Your Breast Pump

The need to pump breast milk is a reality most moms face at one point or another—but that doesn’t mean you want the whole world to know when you’re carrying your pump around. Thankfully, modern-day designers get it, and have come up with plenty of practical-yet-chic breast pump bag variations to keep your motor, machine parts and stored milk secure and discreet. Technically, you could use any purse you own to carry your pumping gear around, but there are some key benefits to getting a breast pump […]

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Those pregnant nurses who went viral have all given birth + the photo of the babies is 😍 – Motherly Inc.

Alexis Ohanian has made a lot of important decisions in his life. The decision to co-found Reddit is a pretty big one. So was marrying Serena Williams. But right up there with changing internet culture and making a commitment to his partner, the venture capitalist lists taking time off after his daughter’s birth as a significant, life-changing choice. “Before Olympia was born, I had never thought much about paternity leave and, to be honest, Reddit’s company policy was not my idea. Our vice president of people and […]

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Why Millennial Moms Deserve More Credit Than They Get

Millennials get a bad rap. Sure, we may have hit the generational jackpot—iPhones, the internet, the Phillips Turbo Star Airfyer—and will never suffer the loss of an overstuffed CD case, but our disc-free existence doesn’t come without a price tag. Not only are we destined to serve a lifetime as a cultural punchline, but we also must endure the pain of having to routinely explain to our parents what a hashtag is, all while staring at the top halves of their foreheads in the FaceTime window. (Tilt […]

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Best Pregnancy Subscription Boxes

If swollen feet and pregnancy breakouts are getting you down, why not give yourself a little pick-me-up with a pregnancy subscription box? Everybody knows that the only thing better than getting mail is getting presents in the mail, and a well-timed front-door surprise may be just what the doctor ordered (wouldn’t it be great if they wrote prescriptions for this kind of thing?) We’ve rounded up pick of the best pregnancy subscription boxes so you can skip the research and get straight to the good stuff (and […]

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9 labor unit nurses who were pregnant together have given birth – WMTV

PORTLAND, Maine — Nine nurses who work together and were pregnant together have now become mothers together. The women, who work in the labor unit at Maine Medical Center in Portland, all had due dates between April and July. The hospital announced the news in March on social media with a photo of eight of the nine expectant mothers, and the post was flooded with well-wishes. New mom Lonnie Soucie said that the moms were all friends before this experience but that going through their pregnancies together […]

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Everything You Need to Plan a Magical Mermaid Baby Shower

There’s about to be one more fish in the sea! So celebrate this magical moment with an equally magical “under the sea” party. Searching for mermaid baby shower ideas? Start with invitations that set the tone, then fish around for decor that really drives the theme home. And don’t forget to send guests home with some fabulous favors too. Ready to throw the splashiest mermaid baby shower ever? Shop all the best mermaid-themed party supplies below. Mermaid Baby Shower Invitations When it comes to a mermaid-themed baby […]

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The “pregnancy penalty” is gender equality’s biggest enemy – Quartz

I recently met a female entrepreneur who found out she was pregnant in the middle of raising her seed round. As soon as she reached 12 weeks, and before anyone had wired money, she told all the investors about her impending motherhood. Some investors dropped out, she told me, and she raised less money than she intended. But she told this story with optimism, because “quite a few” investors had been surprisingly supportive of a pregnant woman. I was disappointed—that she had to deal with investors that […]

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Chlamydia Vaccine Trial Shows Success—What It Means for Infertility and High Risk Pregnancies

A first-of-its kind vaccine that could prevent people from getting the sexually transmitted infection (STI) chlamydia was shown to be safe during a trial on 35 women. Now that researchers have tested it for safety, it’s been approved for a human trial to determine its effectiveness at preventing the STI, according to the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. STIs have been on the rise in recent years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s June 2019 report, there are more than 376 million new cases annually of […]

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Ashley Graham is pregnant! See her ‘surprise’ baby bump – AOL

Model mom-to-be! Ashley Graham is pregnant, expecting her first baby with her husband, Justin Ervin. “Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life,” the American Beauty Star host, 31, captioned a Wednesday, August 13, Instagram video. “It has been the best journey with my favorite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin. Life is about to get even better.” In the sweet footage, the couple, who wed in 2010, argued […]

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Breastfeeding Mom Praises Patagonia for Not Forcing Her to Choose Between Her Job and Her Baby

Returning to work after having a baby isn’t easy for moms or dads, but there’s no denying that women have it especially hard. So when you work for a company that encourages you to be a mom and an employee, you know you’re one of the lucky few. Holly Morissette, a recruiter for Patagonia, paused for a moment to praise her company for all that they do to set up working mothers (and fathers) for success. Her message on LinkedIn has quickly gained traction for showing that […]

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