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The Stir By CafeMom: Pregnancy

  • 20 Video Game Inspired Baby Names Even Non-Gamers Will Love
    Post by Stacy Lenz. Ready Baby One! Video games were once a fringe hobby -- think teens relegated to arcades in the backs of bowling alleys -- but now video game culture has permeated every aspect of popular culture, including baby names. Baby names…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jan 19, 3:14pm -
  • Midwives Get Real About Labor Pooping and Grooming -- and the Honesty Is Refreshing
    Post by Ashley Austrew. When a woman reaches her third trimester of pregnancy, it's common for her to start freaking out about what's about to go down in the delivery room. She might wonder how long she'll be in labor, if she'll be able to stand the…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 6:57pm -
  • Pushy MIL Refuses to Let Pregnant Mom Find Out Her Baby's Gender and Won't Let Up
    Post by Genny Glassman. Sometimes when your in-laws think they're being helpful, they're actually being completely overbearing and a serious pain. But this attitude crosses the line when their "thoughts" on how things should be turn into demands. Jus…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jan 19, 3:42pm -
  • Doctor Husband Rants About His Wife Getting 'Lazy' Since Becoming Pregnant and Oh Hell No
    Post by Genny Glassman. The Internet is livid after a man on the Internet complained about his "lazy" pregnant wife. According to the dad-to-be, ever since his wife found out that she's expecting, she's completely lost interest in working or doing ho…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 19, 8:33pm -
  • 20 Pets Who Love Snuggling Their Human Mom's Baby Bump
    Post by Megan Zander. It's always an amazing feeling when a pet decides to snuggle up. It's kind of like winning a beauty pageant because there's a sense of pride and accomplishment, only it's even better because instead of a plastic tiara and flower…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 19, 7:32pm -
  • Woman's Best Friend 'Steals' Her 2 Kids' Names and It Gets Ugly
    Post by Genny Glassman. There is nothing more personal then what you call your baby. Parents spend months --sometimes years -- thinking of the perfect moniker for the baby. But what if your name was so good that your closest friend snatched not one b…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 19, 7:54pm -
  • 20 Pets Who Helped With Pregnancy Announcements and Stole the Show
    Post by Megan Zander. For most of us, our pets are like our children. We feed them, bathe them, take them on adventures, buy them cute clothes, and spoil them with toys that they ignore in favor of chewing on our favorite shoes. So when a couple find…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jan 19, 7:23pm -
  • Woman's Hysterical Pregnancy Announcement Gets Lost and People Are Searching for Dad
    Post by Genny Glassman. The Internet is in hysterics after a nightclub in Nottingham, England, found a hilarious letter while cleaning up from its New Year's Eve party, addressed to one of the patrons. Apparently, a woman named Sarah wanted to tell…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 19, 7:10pm -
  • 20 Women Who Put Their Baby Bump Shelf to Good Use
    Post by Megan Zander. Many pregnant women love documenting their growing bump week after week. In the first and second trimester, it's exciting to see a tummy grow, to try on maternity clothes, and watch as people around who don't know the happy new…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 19, 5:20pm -
  • Mom Ruins Daughter's Pregnancy News With Body Shaming Reaction and People Can Relate
    Post by Lauren Levy. The holidays can be the perfect time to share some exciting news with the entire family while everyone is together. Unfortunately, whether it be your parents, in-laws, or nosy aunt Linda, there's usually someone who finds a way t…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Dec 18, 7:23pm -

Pregnant Chicken

  • freshSecond Babies are Always Easier…Right?
    During the course of my second pregnancy, I was (more than once) assured that “This baby will be sooooooooo much easier than your first.”...The post Second Babies are Always Easier…Right? appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jan 19, 6:52pm -
  • Gymboree & Crazy 8 – Another One Bites the Dust
    Gymboree is set to close its doors after filing for bankruptcy for the second time in two years.  What stores are affected? This closure...The post Gymboree & Crazy 8 – Another One Bites the Dust appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 19, 12:33am -
  • Best Wooden Baby Toys
    Whether you want to be kinder to the environment, you want to reduce your kiddo’s exposure to plastic and chemicals, or you’re just tired...The post Best Wooden Baby Toys appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 5:39pm -
  • Rent the $1,300 SNOO for Under $5 a Day
    Hark! The sleep angels have apparently been listening because you can now rent a SNOO for less than what you spend on your daily...The post Rent the $1,300 SNOO for Under $5 a Day appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jan 19, 6:46pm -
  • Best Baby Registries
    Unless you’re one of those people who makes AND remembers to bring grocery lists, creating the perfect baby registry can feel overwhelming. Not only...The post Best Baby Registries appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 19, 9:37pm -
  • Giant Beds Exist and I’ll Take Two, Please
    People who say size doesn’t matter have clearly never tried sharing a bed with a child.  It may be counterintuitive, but the reality is...The post Giant Beds Exist and I’ll Take Two, Please appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jan 19, 8:43pm -
  • Losing a Baby Shouldn’t Be So Isolating
    “I lost a baby.” It’s a phrase I find myself saying, in one way or another, every time the topic of how many kids...The post Losing a Baby Shouldn’t Be So Isolating appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 19, 7:17pm -
  • Best Pregnancy & Baby Products for 2019
    It’s that time of year again when I scope out the latest and greatest pregnancy and baby products. Here’s what’s cool and new for...The post Best Pregnancy & Baby Products for 2019 appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 23 days ago, 31 Dec 18, 7:41pm -
  • 22 Baby Things to Keep at Grandma’s House
    While taking your baby for visits to their grandparents’ house is one of the best things ever (think: cuddles for them and a potential...The post 22 Baby Things to Keep at Grandma’s House appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 32 days ago, 22 Dec 18, 12:02am -
  • “To the man in 2-D” – Random Act of Kindness Goes Viral
    On a scale of one to ten, I’d say flying solo with a young baby is a solid fifteen on the old stress-o-meter. There’s...The post “To the man in 2-D” – Random Act of Kindness Goes Viral appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 35 days ago, 19 Dec 18, 7:59pm -

Pregnant Fashionista

  • Christmas Sales Are Up Already
    It’s never too early to shop post-christmas sales…even, as it turns out, a couple days before Christmas. See below for my..The post Christmas Sales Are Up Already appeared first on Pregnant Fashionista.
    - 23 Dec 14, 12:49pm -
  • PF’s Eclectic, But Quality List Of Cyber Monday Sales
    This list is for moms-to-be, new moms, not-so-new moms, and just about anyone who loves a really good, sitewide discount...The post PF’s Eclectic, But Quality List Of Cyber Monday Sales appeared first on Pregnant Fashionista.
    - 1 Dec 14, 2:08am -
  • Black Friday’s Here! And The Maternity-Friendly Sales Begin
    It’s here–every devoted shopper’s favorite weekend of the year. Here is the beginning of the maternity-friendly sales already up and..The post Black Friday’s Here! And The Maternity-Friendly Sales Begin appeared first on Pregnant Fashionista…
    - 27 Nov 14, 2:08am -
  • Black Friday Starts Early With 20% Off Sitewide At Figure 8 Maternity
    Black Friday is arriving one week early here at PF, as Figure 8 Maternity has extended a sitewide discount code..The post Black Friday Starts Early With 20% Off Sitewide At Figure 8 Maternity appeared first on Pregnant Fashionista.
    - 21 Nov 14, 5:55pm -
  • Nurse In Festive Style This Holiday Season
      Do you need a festive nursing dress to get you through the holidays? Of course you do! If you’re going..The post Nurse In Festive Style This Holiday Season appeared first on Pregnant Fashionista.
    - 19 Nov 14, 10:07pm -
  • Shop Those Hard-To-Find Maternity Lines At 15% Off For The Next 24 Hours
    Queen Bee Maternity, everyone’s favorite Australian maternity boutique, is offering 15% off sitewide for the next 24 hours. Use promo..The post Shop Those Hard-To-Find Maternity Lines At 15% Off For The Next 24 Hours appeared first on Pregnant Fas…
    - 18 Nov 14, 2:22am -
  • A New Maternity Line Out Of NYC, Elegant And On-Trend
    My absolute favorite part of this job is writing about brand spanking new maternity lines entering the market. I love..The post A New Maternity Line Out Of NYC, Elegant And On-Trend appeared first on Pregnant Fashionista.
    - 14 Nov 14, 6:58pm -
  • J Brand’s Friends & Family Sale Starts Today
    The November friends & family sales really start to kick off this coming week, with J Brand launching its 20%..The post J Brand’s Friends & Family Sale Starts Today appeared first on Pregnant Fashionista.
    - 10 Nov 14, 7:43pm -
  • That Perfect MA Sweater Is Back In Stock
    That absolutely perfect black cashmere Maternal America Sweater I discovered and raved about a few weeks ago which sold out..The post That Perfect MA Sweater Is Back In Stock appeared first on Pregnant Fashionista.
    - 5 Nov 14, 1:50pm -
  • At The Giggle Friends & Family Sale, 20% Off All That Gear…And Ingrid & Isabel
    Giggle’s Friends & Family sale is always an opportunity to get that coveted Orbit car seat, Bugaboo stroller, bloom high chair or..The post At The Giggle Friends & Family Sale, 20% Off All That Gear…And Ingrid & Isabel appeared first on Pregna…
    - 3 Nov 14, 5:36pm -

Pregnancy (via babble)

WebMD (Health and Pregnancy)

  • More Teens Using Birth Control
    The initiation of contraception before the first sexual experience rose from less than 10 percent in the 1970s to more than 25 percent in the 2000s. The rate of birth control initiation during the first sexual experience was about 40 percent.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 2:15pm -
  • U.S. Fertility Rate Drops to 30-Year Low
    Only two states had fertility rate above replacement levels.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 19, 4:08pm -
  • No Link In Mom-to-Be's Diet, Baby's Allergy Risk
    There were no differences in food allergy diagnosis rates between infants born to women who made diet changes during pregnancy and those who did not, researchers have found.
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jan 19, 8:15pm -
  • Liquid Ibuprofen Recalled at Walmart, CVS, Others
    Infants run a small risk of permanent kidney damage from the higher concentration of ibuprofen.
    - 48 days ago, 6 Dec 18, 8:48pm -
  • First Baby Born From Uterus of Deceased Donor
    One U.S. fertility expert said the success in this case really could be a breakthrough.
    - 49 days ago, 5 Dec 18, 12:15am -
  • Fetal Alcohol Costs: $23,000 A Year Per Case
    Children with fetal alcohol syndrome face a range of lifelong problems including birth defects, growth problems, developmental delays, intellectual disability and behavioral disorders, all of which can require costly care.
    - 50 days ago, 4 Dec 18, 2:15pm -
  • China Stops Work on Gene-Edited Babies
    In a statement released Thursday, the 14 leaders of the conference said it's irresponsible to attempt gene editing on eggs, sperm or embryos, except in lab research, because not enough is known yet about its risks or safety, the AP reported.
    - 55 days ago, 29 Nov 18, 6:10pm -
  • Fewer Smoke or Drink in Pregnancy But More Use Pot
    A national survey of pregnant women found that many fewer were smoking cigarettes and slightly fewer were drinking alcohol, but the percentage who used pot rose.
    - 79 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 8:15pm -
  • Texas Lesbian Couple First to Both Carry Same Baby
    Instead of placing the sperm and eggs into incubators, they are put into a device called an INVOcell that's placed in the body for five days where the eggs are fertilized and early embryo development begins.
    - 85 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 9:25pm -
  • Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia Later
    Women with a history of preeclampsia were 3.4 times more likely to suffer from vascular dementia later in life, researchers have found. This form of dementia is triggered by impaired blood flow in the brain.
    - 97 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:15am -