Category Archives: Pregnancy Guide

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms, Dads and Their Kids

Valentine’s Day is all about showing some love to the people you love. And while hugs, kisses and kind words are more than enough to celebrate with, a thoughtful present only sweetens the deal. Whether you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for baby, Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, we’ve got ideas that’ll give you (and them!) major heart eyes. Below, check out the best Valentine’s gifts for kids and grownups alike. Valentine’s Day Gifts for Moms Searching for Valentine’s gifts for the mom in your life? We’ve […]

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Kate Middleton Reveals She Felt “Isolated” After Prince George’s Birth

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed yesterday that she felt isolated after giving birth to her first child, Prince George. She shared the information while visiting Ely & Caerau Children’s Centre in Cardiff, Wales with Prince William, who, at the time of the birth, was still serving in the Royal Air Force, Today Parents reports. “I’d just had George—William was still working with search and rescue—and we came up here and George was a tiny, tiny, little baby, and in the middle of Anglesey,” the 38-year-old royal said. […]

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Relationships Can Really Benefit From Paternity Leave, Study Says

Parental leave in the United States needs some work—and not just for moms. According to experts, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the traditional role of dads as the “bread-winners” for their families isn’t necessarily good for society, the man, or his children. Of course, each family is different in what works and doesn’t work for them. But, according to a new study, taking paternity leave could actually play an important role in the health of a marriage or relationship. The study, conducted by researchers from Ball State […]

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12 Sexy Maternity Dresses, ‘Cause Mama’s Still Got It

Hey, hot stuff. Is your maternity wardrobe feeling a little drab? Spice things up with one of these downright foxy looks. Yes, sexy pregnancy dresses really do exist—and we’ve found the trendiest options on the market. Put one on whenever you want an instant mood boost. They’re great for a night on the town with your friends, a romantic date with your significant other or even an impromptu at-home fashion show (really, try it—it’s super-fun). Photo: Courtesy PinkBlush Maternity PinkBlush Maternity Cold Shoulder Crushed Velvet Plus Maternity […]

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More Moms Are Breastfeeding Babies—and for Longer, CDC Reports

While breastfeeding may be natural, sometimes it can be incredibly challenging. While fed is best—regardless of whether you breastfeed or formula-feed, now, a new report from the CDC is saying that more moms are breastfeeding their babies and for longer. According to the CDC’s Breastfeeding Report Card for 2018, the numbers have steadily been on the rise—but just barely. In 2015, 83.2 percent of babies born started with breastfeeding. That number dropped to 57.6 percent for babies breastfeeding at 6 months and 35.9 percent for babies breastfeeding […]

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These Are the Best and Worst States for Vaccination Rates, Report Says

Baby’s health is a top priority for parents—and part of keeping baby healthy includes getting them their shots. For many parents, the topic of vaccinations can be a scary one. After all, thanks to the Internet there is so much misinformation out there, it can be hard to know what to trust. With more parents foregoing vaccines, It’s not surprising that the last several years have seen an uptick in diseases like the measles. (According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the […]

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I’m an OB and I Suffered From Postpartum Depression

To the women suffering from postpartum depression: I hear you. I feel you. I am you. As an OB-GYN, I knew the signs of PPD. But even with all of my knowledge, even knowing that suffering from PPD was not my fault, I still felt ashamed, like I wasn’t a good mom for feeling the way I did. I remember feeling like I was in a dark hole, and things that usually made me happy didn’t anymore. I usually love doing yoga and running, but I just…couldn’t. […]

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Clutter Is Seriously Stressing Out Some Americans, New Survey Says

People in general, especially parents (hello, multiple strollers, car seats, sets of clothings, toys, etc.) accumulate a lot of stuff. While, in some ways, clutter is unavoidable, it’s actually stressing Americans out, according to a new survey—so much so that some people are losing sleep over it. An online survey conducted by Mercari, a resale app for buyers and sellers, surveyed 1,174 Americans on their attitude around household clutter towards the end of 2019. The survey found that most Americans are stressed out by how much stuff […]

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This New Mom Turned Off Her Husband’s Wifi for the Best Reason

Many new parents struggle when it comes to taking care of baby—who is in charge of what and when? All too often, childcare falls to moms. When one new mom found this was the case in her house, too, she took matters into her own hands—and came up with the funniest solution. In a now-gone-viral Reddit post, user u/FinalWintersEve asked whether she was being fair in how she handled her dilemma. She explained that she and her husband are parents to twins less than a year old, […]

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The Best Cameras to Capture Professional-Looking Photos of Your Kids

As a family photographer, a lot of parents ask me about what cameras and tech they should be using to capture images of their children. Tech has come a long way over the last decade, bringing us tiny digital cameras boasting 20+ megapixels and cell phones that are just as powerful—and with all the new options out there, figuring out which is best for you and your family can feel pretty daunting. So I’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of the best mobile […]

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