Category Archives: Pregnancy Guide

The Wiggles’ Hand-Washing Song Is Gaining Traction—and for Good Reason

With the COVID-19 outbreak still in full swing, one of the best things the CDC recommends doing to protect yourself is wash your hands. In recent weeks, several parents and celebs have shared the songs they’ve been singing with their children to get them to rinse up for the allotted 30 seconds. Now, popular Australian children’s music group is joining in on the fun with their own handwashing song. [embedded content] The song was actually launched last October as part of Global Handwashing Day (October 15) for […]

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Canceling Your Baby Shower? Here’s What to Know

There are so many things to love about being pregnant. For many moms-to-be, a major pregnancy perk is celebrating with family and friends at their baby shower. But with the COVID-19 crisis looming over us, many expectant women and their baby shower hosts are finding themselves obligated to cancel their events to honor social distancing practices. “Although it’s extremely disappointing to cancel an event like a baby shower, which marks such a huge milestone in your life, keeping yourself and your guests healthy and safe has to […]

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Ashley Graham States Birthing Partners Are Essential for Laboring Moms

Hospitals across the country are changing their visitation policies for patients—including for new moms. Pregnant women across the country are scared they might have to go through labor and delivery without their partners. Several women have spoken out against these policies, and now, model and new mom Ashley Graham is adding her name to that list. Yesterday Graham, who gave birth to her first child Isaac in January, posted a video to Instagram, discussing her feelings on the subject, captioning it, “We Need PPE [personal protective equipment] […]

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Top COVID-19 Questions From Moms-to-Be, Answered

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has pregnant women understandably concerned about their health and that of their developing child. And with the situation changing day to day, it’s no wonder we’re bursting with questions. Here, an ob-gyn tackles the top questions she’s been getting about the novel coronavirus and how to keep women safe during pregnancy. Are Pregnant Women More Likely to Get COVID-19? We currently don’t know, but there are currently no data to suggest that pregnant women are more likely to get COVID-19. However, we […]

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Parents’ Top COVID-19 Questions, Answered

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has parents understandably concerned about their family’s health. And with the situation changing day to day, it’s no wonder we’re bursting with questions. Here, pediatricians tackle the top 12 questions they’ve been getting about the novel coronavirus and how to keep little ones safe. It’s Said That Kids Aren’t Experiencing Severe Symptoms from COVID-19. What Are Their Symptoms Actually Like? Symptoms of COVID-19 can often be confused with the flu and include fever, cough, fatigue, achiness, sore throat and diarrhea. If your […]

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8 Ways Moms-to-Be Can Deal With Skyrocketing Anxiety

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably been feeling joyful and excited as you dream about your new little one. But there’s a flip side as well: Fear and anxiety can also creep in, as you start to accept the idea that you’re growing a tiny person inside your body, and that your life is about to completely change. Plenty of moms-to-be find themselves feeling overwhelmed with worry—and it’s completely understandable. You’re suddenly in charge of another life, and the thought of anything harming your child can be terrifying. […]

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What Life Is Really Like With a New Baby

Katlyn Eggar, St. Charles, IL I wish I knew…that I’d become a bit of a hermit. The first six weeks, I felt like I was living in a cave. I was recovering from a c-section and nursing around the clock, so I barely left the house. It was very tiring, and I definitely did not take time to cook or clean. We decided ahead of time not to have any out-of-town visitors and just a few guests for the first several weeks. But it was also a […]

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25 Free Activity Resources to Keep Little Ones Entertained at Home

Over the past several weeks, our lives have gone from mundane to barely recognizable thanks to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that’s sweeping across the globe. Social distancing—a measure intended to cut down on unnecessary contact with others—is suddenly our new norm; daycares, schools and activities are closed across the country; and quarantines, whether self-imposed or government-mandated, are keeping our families indoors. And let’s be real, keeping cooped up kiddos busy, happy, educated and entertained is a tall order to say the least! To help out, we’ve compiled […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon Hilariously Discuss Homeschooling

With schools closed across the country, many parents are now tasked with homeschooling their children—a feat that is certainly not as easy as looks and has parents everywhere worshipping teachers, including Lin-Manuel Miranda. The three-time Tony winner and Hamilton creator appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition—in which Jimmy Fallon records parts of the show from his home—yesterday and opened up about what it’s been like homeschooling his children, Sebastian, 5, and Fransisco, 2, during these crazy times. [embedded content] “Everything is cool. […]

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