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The Stir By CafeMom: Pregnancy

  • 34 Epic Birth Photos That Prove the Gender Reveal Is Worth the Wait
    Post by Lauren Levy. For some people (like me), waiting until a baby is born to find out whether it's a boy or a girl is nine months too long. I'm an impatient planner who loves surprises but typically ruins them by snooping way before I can ever b…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:56pm -
  • 40 Modern Indian Baby Boy Names That Are Still Uncommon in the US
    Post by Jordyn Smith. Like most countries, India is a place filled with many different cultures, traditions, and histories, and languages. The vast differences between the Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians who live there make for a really inter…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:25pm -
  • Mom-to-Be's Friends Make a 'No Thank-You Notes' Policy at Her Baby Shower and Spark a Major Debate
    Post by Jordyn Smith. Thank-you notes have always been one of those timeless traditions no one dares to question, especially when it comes to something as important as baby showers. Any mom-to-be who doesn't churn out thank-you notes for her guests…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 7:04pm -
  • First Period After Baby: What to Expect
    Post by Jodi Meltzer. Ah, new motherhood. It’s a period of constant overdrive. I can't remember the last time I slept. Did I re-pack the diaper bag? Where's the binky?! It's okay to run out for coffee with a little spit-up on my shirt, right? Wh…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 10:04pm -
  • 7 Things Babies Do in the Womb That'll Blow Your Mind
    Post by Judy Dutton. Any woman who's pregnant is bound to wonder at various points over nine months: What is she doing in there? Is she bored? Is she loving that pint of superfudge chunk ice cream I just engulfed? Turns out babies are busy, busy, bu…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Myths About Being Pregnant With a Boy That Are Actually True
    Post by Catherine Donaldson-Evans. I'm not a big fan of pregnancy myths, especially when they're based the baby's gender. All the wives' tales about girls turned out to be complete lies when I was expecting my daughter -- and most of them were downr…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 2:34pm -
  • This Mom Gave Birth in Her Backyard and the Photos Are Beyond Breathtaking
    Post by Lauren Levy. Every birth is beautiful but none are the same. And nothing proves that more than the photos of Gini Rothenberger's experience giving birth to her second baby. This mom from Texas didn't just labor at home -- she delivered in he…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 5:05pm -
  • 40 Unique Ways to Announce a Pregnancy to Grandparents-to-Be
    Post by Lauren Levy. When a mom-to-be finds out that she's pregnant, one of the most exciting things to do can be sharing the news with loved ones. Next to letting a partner in on the little one, parents can be the most thrilling people to tell. Not…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 8:05pm -
  • Period or Pregnancy Symptoms: Am I Pregnant or PMS-ing?
    Post by Judy Dutton. The road to pregnancy is often full of false alarms. Why? Because many early pregnancy symptoms (cramps, cravings) are quite similar to the symptoms before your period -- and the fact that the signs are different for every woman…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 9:23pm -
  • 40 Modern Indian Baby Girl Names That Are Still Rare in the US
    Post by Jordyn Smith. India is one of the most diverse countries in the world. So when it comes to choosing baby names, the options seem limitless. In India, baby names get drawn from Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Christian cultures. That means multiple…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 8:38pm -

Pregnant Chicken

  • New Mom Kits: Postpartum Recovery Station
    The post New Mom Kits: Postpartum Recovery Station appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Apr 18, 2:22pm -
  • Target’s New Car Seat Trade-In Program is All Kinds of Awesome
    Target is giving us yet another reason to adore their stores. Thanks to their new car seat trade-in program, parents can get rid of...The post Target’s New Car Seat Trade-In Program is All Kinds of Awesome appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 11:13am -
  • Six Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Soon-To-Be Mom Of Two Under Two
    Seven months after giving birth to my first child, I found myself in a déjà vu situation: staring at two pink lines on a...The post Six Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Soon-To-Be Mom Of Two Under Two appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 9 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 2:52pm -
  • Your Baby Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night and That’s Okay
    How’s she sleeping?” they ask. “She” being my infant daughter and “they” being literally everyone who has ever talked to me about my daughter....The post Your Baby Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night and That’s Okay appeared first on Pre…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 5:48pm -
  • My Experience with Choroid Plexus Cysts
    “Choroid plexus cysts.” A million and one questions went through my mind when my OBGYN casually mentioned this three-word term to me after my...The post My Experience with Choroid Plexus Cysts appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 20 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 1:12pm -
  • Breastfeeding Bounty Giveaway!
    Win over $700 worth of some of the best breastfeeding gear out there! Prize includes: a Medela Sonata™ Smart Breast Pump, Breast Milk Storage Bags,...The post Breastfeeding Bounty Giveaway! appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 21 days ago, 1 Apr 18, 12:08pm -
  • To The Grandparents Who Live Far Away
    You are there. We are here. There’s no sense in mincing words – it sucks, I know. You feel like you’re missing things –...The post To The Grandparents Who Live Far Away appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 23 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 6:12pm -
  • The Perfect Pre-Kid Mother
    I was on the phone with my best friend the other day and she said something that really resonated with me: “I was the best mom ever before I actually had kids.”...The post The Perfect Pre-Kid Mother appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 6:02pm -
  • Testing link
    The post Testing link appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 27 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 1:01pm -
  • The Joy and Heartbreak of Your Last Pregnancy
    At some point in the next seven days, the two babies in my belly will leave their cozy home and join us in ours.  ...The post The Joy and Heartbreak of Your Last Pregnancy appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 32 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 11:54am -

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)

  • Girls Born to Obese Moms May Face Early Puberty
    For the study, the researchers examined the metabolic health of more than 15,000 women and the start of puberty in their daughters. A growing number of 6- to 11-year-old girls are entering puberty these days, and researchers have been trying to find…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 2:15pm -
  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Alter Fetal Brain
    The scans indicated that SSRI exposure in the womb was associated with an increase in the size of gray matter found in two parts of the brain: the amygdala and the insula.
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 18, 10:15pm -
  • Raised BP Before Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage
    The risk also increases about 17 percent for every 10-point increase in mean arterial pressure, or the average blood pressure a person has during an entire heartbeat cycle.
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 2:15pm -
  • Baby Sitters, Relatives Often Unaware of SIDS Risk
    The finding shows the need for parents to educate anyone who cares for their infants about safe sleep practices and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
    - 19 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 2:15pm -
  • Babies Who Look Like Dad Could See Health Boost
    The study included 715 single mothers and their babies. Infants who looked like their father at birth were healthier when they were 1 year old. The fathers of those babies spent an average of 2.5 more days per month with their babies than other fathe…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 8:15pm -
  • Transgender Woman Able to Breast-Feed Infant
    Doctors said the case shows "modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women," The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. reported.
    - 64 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 4:34pm -
  • Baby Suffocation Deaths From Co-Sleeping Rise
    While the number of babies that die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been falling, the number of babies dying from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed skyrocketed 184% from 1999 to 2015, according to new statistics released Mo…
    - 68 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 4:08pm -
  • New Gerber Baby First With Down Syndrome
    Lucas' family will receive $50,000 and appear on Gerber's social media channels throughout the year.
    - 72 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 4:35pm -
  • Fetal Alcohol Cases More Common Than Thought
    The study of four U.S. communities found that at least 1 percent to 5 percent of first-graders had a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD.
    - 74 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 6:19pm -
  • Newborn Syphilis Cases Up As More Screening Urged
    In 2016, 628 cases of congenital syphilis were reported -- the highest rate since 1998.
    - 74 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 6:15pm -