When your pregnant, certain foods and smells can cause your stomach to churn. But why do we get food aversions in pregnancy and what do they mean?
People Images / Getty Images When are you most fertile? If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’ll ask yourself this question at some point. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to figure out, assuming that all of your parts (and his!) are working properly. It really comes down to timing; there’s a certain window […]
Nervous about exercising while pregnant? We fill you in on everything you need to know – from the dos and don’ts to the best workouts for labour and beyond.
Placenta praevia is the medical term for a low-lying placenta. While fairly common in pregnancy, it could have an impact on your birth plan.
Learn how to make the best ever healthy blueberry waffles from scratch! Only 108 calories! Plus I’m sharing a secret trick that keeps them light and fluffy on the inside yet crispy on the outside! Click here to PIN the recipe and save it for later! On the final day of my visit to […]
It’s been 10 years since I completed my final round of fertility treatments but I remember the emotional roller coaster of that time in my life like it was yesterday. I clearly remember sitting with a soft-spoken nurse who explained to me what the upcoming weeks (in our case months, then years) would entail and I […]
Looking for pregnancy exercises? Joan Murphy, a co-founder of Frame fitness studio, shares some exercises to get your body in shape while protecting your bump.
Hi Amy, I have questions about what to do about my in-laws. My husband and I are expecting our first child. The problem is from when his parents came to visit. Before they arrived, my husband told them about me and by all accounts, they loved me. The day I met them, I brought them […]
One Mom’s Guide To Alternative Milk I’m sure you’ve heard about the variety of milk options that are now out there. A sharp rise in veganism, dairy intolerance, and preference in taste has had people turning away from cow’s milk. Now a days there are so many options available that it can be a little […]
Malombra76 / Getty Images Dear Partner of the Woman Who Might Not Seem Like The Same Person Since She Had a Baby: I know how confusing it must be for you at this time — to be navigating the world of new parenthood, deep in sleep deprivation and feelings of both extreme joy and overwhelming […]
Ariel Skelley / Getty Images After 40 long weeks of pregnancy, my little guy made his entrance into the big wide world one day past his due date. Leading up to my due date, I felt a little apprehensive about knowing when exactly it would be time to head to the hospital. But as it turns […]
Once you find out you are pregnant, you are probably anticipating that first magical kick. Here is everything you need to know about your baby’s movement.
Cats can carry a disease called toxoplasmosis that manifests in cat feces, or poo. Read on for advice on what to do if you catch it when you’re pregnant…
Rawpixel / Getty Images When I was pregnant with my second child someone asked me, “Are you so relieved you’re having a girl?” I was baffled. I was a lot of things in that moment — grateful my baby was healthy (I had suffered a miscarriage two months before becoming pregnant with her), thrilled to be giving Mason a […]
Carlo107 / Getty Images If you’re trying to conceive a baby, you should know about implantation symptoms. See, when I was trying to conceive, that two-week wait between ovulation and my missed period was absolutely torturous. I was desperate to find out if I was pregnant, and paid attention to every teeny-tiny change in my […]
Hi Amalah, I just recently found your site and Smackdown column while sifting through the piles of new mother sites and have officially taken it on as my gospel, so this seems the best place to turn to. I just entered my second trimester with my first baby and my husband and I got married […]
My son’s name is Owen. He loves his family, sports, music, his friends and is the happiest kid you will ever meet. He is also going to forever be your classmate with a severe peanut and tree nut allergy. This does not define him. This is not who he is. It has, however, shaped him. […]
Jacob Lund / Getty Images Most people don’t talk about Hashimoto’s Disease. There’s a lot we don’t talk about, like how being a mom is hard. No one understands just how hard until they go through it. Anyone that isn’t still knee-deep in poopy diapers and sleep deprivation is probably experiencing at least partial amnesia […]