Tag Archives: 1st Trimester

Awesome Online Pregnancy Tools

From online customized pregnancy calendars to due date calculators, today’s mother-to-be has so many online tools to choose from that an OB-GYN hardly seems necessary (just kidding – those appointments are really important). These tools allow future mamas to get a better understanding of everything from conception to pregnancy and delivery. I’ve crawled the web…

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It’s Possible to Hate Pregnancy, but Love Motherhood

I was one of those people who absolutely could not wait to be pregnant. I fantasized about what I would look like with a big ole’ baby bump and glowing skin. I touched my stomach tenderly and told myself one day. Then, that one day came. I saw two bright pink lines – a very positive…

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Being Pregnant in Germany: Anatomy and Pregnancy Terms auf Deutsch

As a pregnant woman living in a first world country, I’ve had many visits to the doctor thus far. Every four weeks, to be exact. I’ve been poked and prodded much like I would be in the U.S. except not only are all these prods, tests, and ultrasounds covered by public health insurance (to which…

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Is Bakuchiol a Pregnancy-Safe Alternative to Retinol?

I can appreciate the despair so many pregnant women feel when they have to say goodbye to retinol. In case you aren’t familiar, retinol is a form of vitamin A that is touted by many as a skin cream miracle ingredient but most experts suggest staying away from it during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The good…

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7 Most Outrageous Pieces of Advice Pregnant Women Get

The moment you rock a baby bump you suddenly become public property. Complete strangers think they have the right to come up to you in the supermarket and just put their hands on your belly without even saying ‘Hello’. Surely that would be cause for arrest at any other time? It seems personal space no…

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Is Your Pregnancy App Making You Paranoid?

Pregnant, at last! And so it began. A dialogue between me and my baby. Sorry, I mean me and my baby app. My baby app and I. Bapp, for short. You’re probably worrying you’re starting to look fat, said Bapp, one day, when I was about 18 weeks along. “I’m sorry?” You are, but that’s okay.…

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Preparing for a Second Baby

Preparing to bring a second baby home can be just as daunting as it was the first time around, but for totally different reasons. The moms who follow Pregnant Chicken are beautiful princess angels full of amazing tips and the most important reminder of all: You’ve totally got this. Tips for Preparing Your Older Kids…

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