Category Archives: Pregnancy Concerns

Ways to Say, “Don’t Freaking Touch My Baby”

Whether it be a baby’s overwhelming cuteness or the fear of bad ojo, people can’t seem to keep their hands off a newborn baby. Even though we can totally understand the appeal, germy hands aren’t exactly what you want stroking your 10-day old infant. So I asked on Instagram what are some nice ways of say, “don’t fucking touch my baby” and you guys didn’t disappoint. Ways to say “don’t touch my baby” Here are some polite (and not so polite) suggestions on how to ask people […]

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Due Date Calculator: How Many Weeks Pregnant Am I?

Calculating the due date of your precious cargo is a natural first step after getting your positive test. In order to figure that out, you’ll need to A) go wash the pee off your hands, and B) think back to when your last menstrual period (or your LMP) was. Naegele’s Rule There are a few schools of thought about how to get the most accurate due date, but the most common method, Naegele’s Rule, is made by counting out 280 days from the start of your last […]

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Best Pregnancy Books for 2020 (That are Actually Worth Reading)

I often get asked for book recommendations from newly pregnant women – I can only assume it’s because they’ve already read every nook and cranny of Pregnant Chicken (cough). I actually read quite a few books the first time around and I didn’t like many of them (I was lucky to read a cereal box the second time). I found they were either scary, patronizing or both, and none of them made me feel more prepared for the arrival of my son. Instead, they made me feel completely […]

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Unique Board Books for Babies: Creating a More Diverse Bookshelf

Building your baby’s first library goes well beyond numbers, colors and shapes. Today’s perfect baby library is forward thinking, inclusive, and diverse, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. So where does one go to find this utopia of diverse and unique board books, perfect for your worldly little baby? Enter Little Feminist. Little Feminist is a monthly subscription book club that finds the best diverse, age appropriate children’s books, and delivers them to your door.   Each book helps open up discussions and introduce important topics […]

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To Wake or Not to Wake? Feeding Schedule for a Newborn

Scene I A dark bedroom. The clock on the nightstand reads 3:30 a.m. Mom is awake and nervously looking at the clock. A second figure snores under the covers. Mom: Honey. Psst. HONEY. Partner: Hmmmpf? Mom: The baby’s been sleeping for three hours and seventeen minutes. Partner: So? Mom: So – we were told to feed him every two to three hours. Do you think we should wake him? Partner: Are you crazy, it took forever to get him to sleep! Mom: Ok, so if we don’t […]

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Leap Year Babies – 8 Fun Facts

Although the probability is low, there’s a chance that you’re walking around with a February 29th due date this year. That’s right. This year is a leap year, where a few odds-defying babies will be born on a day that only shows up on a calendar once every four years. But what does that mean for you and your (possible) Leap Year baby? Here are 8 fun facts about leap year babies They come with a nickname  Babies born on February 29th are called leaplings, leapettes, leapsters, and leapers. […]

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How do I get my breast pump covered by insurance?

Let’s get one thing about babies out of the way: the cost of all of their accessories adds up fast. But we’ve got good news for you. There’s a good chance that your insurance company will cover the cost of a breast pump if that’s one of the items on your list. We’ve rounded up all the info you’ll need to know to get the cost of your breast pump taken care of by your insurance provider. Steps to get a breast pump covered by insurance Visit […]

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Evap Lines, and What To Do If You See One

What’s an evap line? Evap lines, or evaporation lines, are a fairly common phenomenon that can happen on any kind of urine pregnancy test that isn’t digital. They occur after urine dries, leaving a faint (or not so faint) line behind that can be misinterpreted. What I didn’t realize was that an evap line can look exactly like a positive test result. How does an evap line happen? Pregnancy tests are basically tiny chemistry experiments you run on your bathroom counter. Urine travels across a test strip […]

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The Baby I Didn’t Know I Needed

It was the day of my grandfather’s funeral, my period was late and a piece of me knew I had to take a pregnancy test. I was terrified. We already had two kids and to be honest, they weren’t easy. My marriage was struggling and the last thing we needed was a new baby. But, the test was positive.  I got into my clothes for the funeral, and I went downstairs with the pregnancy test in hand. I handed it to my husband and dropped to my […]

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Best Valentine Gifts for a Pregnant Woman

1.6Kshares If you’re looking for some of the best Valentine Gifts for pregnant women, you’ve come to the right place, my friend. I asked a bunch of pregnant ladies what they’d like on that special day of love and here’s what they said. Best Valentine Gifts for Pregnant People: Cleaning Service Visit If you don’t think house cleaning is romantic then you’ve never had to clean a toilet – or a bathtub while pregnant – this is love in its purest form. Here are some cleaning services […]

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