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Pre-Baby Getaway! How to Plan the Perfect Babymoon

You must ask your doctor these questions first!

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The Benefits of Pre & Postnatal Massage

Massage isn’t just a feel-good activity—there are loads of unexpected advantages for new moms like better sleep, improved lactation and a faster postpartum recovery time.

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Motherhood 101: Your Epic Guide to Pregnancy & New Motherhood

Your one-stop shop for pregnancy advice, new-mom sisterhood and self-care tips that actually work.

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Can Stretch Marks Be Prevented?

The short answer? No. But there are some things you can do to mitigate them—none of which involve creams.

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Pregnant With Twins? Dr. Alan Answers Your Questions

“All pregnancies require an increased level of care and attention from expectant mothers. Carrying twins simply means a slightly higher level of due diligence on your part to protect your health and your babies’ health during pregnancy, delivery, and especially during their first few months of life.”

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I’m a New Stay at Home Mom & I Was Not Expecting This

“Due to the start of the COVID pandemic, and being four months pregnant, I was unexpectedly laid off. I did not expect the transition to be as difficult as it was.”

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5 Clean Products to Use During Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Beyond

It took a little of combing through the shelves at Target and some trial and error to find things that were both clean AND effective but once I found these five staples, I have never gone back to my old stuff.

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I Miss My Ankles & Other Third Trimester Failures

“Don’t feel bad that your clothes don’t fit….don’t weigh yourself…and don’t feel guilty for napping. Always have snacks available.”

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Pregnancy & Postpartum Exercise Tips

Whether you are in your first trimester or just had a baby, these exercise tips will help you feel your best.

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Babies May Cry in Different Languages, According to Science

Here’s why your baby sounds different than kiddos from other languages.

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When Your Delivery Doesn’t Go as Planned

“Can I give you the best advice I have on childbirth? Be prepared for anything. Anything.”

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Dear Employer, I Forgot to Mention That I Am Pregnant

I felt so dishonest like I was lying by omission, but I wanted this job badly, but I was running out of time—I was about to start on a job when I was in my third trimester, and my boss had no clue.

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Products You’ll Need for Each Trimester (Including the 4th One)

Here’s your check list for each stage of pregnancy, including tips for postpartum.

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3 Busy Moms Tried Nurture Life & Here’s What They Discovered

Nurture Life, a meal delivery service, is changing the dinnertime game for parents across the country with their nutritious, kid-pleasing dinners that are delivered straight to your doorstep.

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How Big Is Your Baby This Week? This Fetal Development Guide Will Tell You

We want our babies to be sweet and healthy, so maybe that’s why we like to compare their fetal development to fruit (and the occasional veggie). Get to know your baby bump better with this weekly guide to baby’s size…

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Pregnant News Anchor Claps Back at Would-Be Body Shamers: “Chill”

News flash: never talk about a person’s weight, let along a pregnant woman.

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Is the “Fourth Trimester” Real? New Guidelines May Change the Postpartum Period

New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists seek to offer better postpartum care and support to new moms.

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5 Places for D.C.-Moms-to-Be to Shop for Clothes

We’ve rounded up a few local spots and some of the best websites (one with free delivery in D.C.!) out there for everything from the perfect nursing bra to the chicest of jumpsuits.

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20 Things You’ll Think During the Third Trimester

Everybody’s pregnancy is different, but some things are universal. Here are 20 things you’ll be thinking during the home stretch.

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Science Says Forgetful Pregnancy “Baby Brain” Is Actually Real

You’re not losing your mind—you’re just pregnant.

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I Was Completely Unprepared for Motherhood, But I’ve Survived—and Thrived

When my son was first born, I was lost.
I knew my life would change when I became a mother—but I never fathomed exactly how much.
I was pregnant. There was a tiny human being growing inside of me. I…

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Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Sleep on Their Backs?

Here’s the best way to decrease your likelihood of suffering a stillbirth.

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Coats, Jackets, Vests and Wraps: Your Maternity Outerwear Fashion Guide

Cuddle up in a new coat and keep that bump cozy — and chic — all winter long.

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How Meditation Helped Me Through the Pregnancy Transition

Transitions are always hard for me, no matter how big or small. Even the “good” transitions, those after which life should be better, can be challenging. For example, moving to a new city was simultaneously exciting and lonely. Starting a…

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The New Parenting Class You Need to Check Out

The Parent Collective is here to get you prepped — and introduce you to your new best friends.

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From Parks to Perches: The Best Places in LA to Throw a Baby Shower

Whether the mama-to-be in your life loves luxury, girls-only outings, park play or whole family fetes, we found the perfect places to shower her with love.

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Home Stretch: Must-Have Gear for the Third Trimester

Try these 11 essentials to keep you more calm and comfortable during your last weeks of pregnancy.

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Hot Mama: 8 Tips For Keeping Cool This Summer

Pregnant this summer? Here are 8 top tips to beat the heat.

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My Hungry Birth Story

Photo: Danielle Maldonado
It occurred to me that I’d never told the story about how I became a bitchin’ suburban mom. So travel with me, if you will, into the past about eight and a half years when we were…

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How to Get Over the Guilt of Screen Time

Photo:James Emery via Flickr
Screen time.  It can be such a hot button issue. Studies have shown that too much isn’t good for kids. A lot of us can see from our own experience that our children’s behavior declines from…

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My Gestational Diabetes Ignorance

Photo: Jessica Merz via Flickr Creative Commons
I’m one of those people who associate diabetes with being unhealthy, so never did I imagine that I, a vegetarian and a runner, could be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. My ignorance got the…

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Get Ready for Baby: Your Third Trimester Checklist

From purchasing a car seat to filling the freezer with ready-to-go meals, we’ve got everything you need to ensure you’re prepped and ready to transition from third trimester to new mom with ease and style.

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12 Sanity Saving Tips for Dealing with Baby’s First Visitors

Well-meaning friends and family traipsing through your home, interrupting feedings and nap time, all while you’re trying to recover from childbirth. Becoming a parent is overwhelming, but all those visitors don’t have to be, if you follow these tips.

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The Ultimate Guide to Meeting New Mom Friends

Feeling lonely in your new world of diapers and feeding? You need mom friends! Try one of these 8 ideas to find your new crew.

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15 Signs You’re in Your Third Trimester

Have a laugh about your new waddle and mismatched shoes.

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