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The Stir By CafeMom: Pregnancy

  • Dad Shares Heartbreaking Update After His Fertility Blogger Wife Dies During Emergency C-Section
    Post by Genny Glassman. There are no words to describe how cruel death can be. And no one has had to learn this crushing lesson better than Jonathan Garcia, whose wife Vanessa Fernandez Arango died during an emergency C-section while giving birth t…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 8:00pm -
  • After Years of Infertility, I Was Finally Able to Surprise My Husband With a Pregnancy Announcement
    Post by CafeMom Contributor. Infertility: inability to conceive children or young.This one word has way more meaning than it sounds. Our story starts way before we ever met. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always wanted to be a mommy. I’ve al…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 3:03pm -
  • 20 Powerful Pregnancy Announcements for Celebrating a Rainbow Baby
    Post by Kayla Boyd. A rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillborn, or an infant death. They have that name because they are the "rainbow after the storm." The thought of losing a child is unbearable, yet many families are faced wit…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 3:03pm -
  • 20 Baby Boy Names Inspired by Iconic Boy Bands
    Post by Kayla Boyd. It is basically a right of passage to be obsessed with at least one boy band during childhood. Especially for those who grew up between the '80s and early 2000s. From the Jackson 5's classic Motown hits, to all the pop gems from N…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 2:25pm -
  • 20 Things Moms Wish They Knew Before They Had a C-Section
    Post by Ashley Austrew. C-sections are every bit as valid as vaginal births, yet there's a weird stigma surrounding the procedure. Moms who've had c-sections are often made to feel like they have to make excuses for why one was the best choice for th…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 4:16pm -
  • Mom Admits She's Changed Her Girl's Name 3 Times and People Are Pissed
    Post by Genny Glassman. We all know people love talking about trendy baby names, even if they aren't expecting! Picking the right moniker for your little one can be a hard decision to make, but is it strange to change your child's name if you think y…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 2:45pm -
  • 10 Reasons Why Being Pregnant at Halloween is the Best
    Post by Megan Zander. Of all the times of year to be pregnant, Halloween is the best. If it’s PSL season and you’re officially with child, you might not know it, but you’ve won the "best months to be pregnant" lottery. Holidays usually come wi…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 6:45pm -
  • 20 Adorable Letter Board Pregnancy Announcements
    Post by Kayla Boyd. Whether it is a couple's first pregnancy or their fifth, it can be really fun to decide how to announce the news to friends and family. Since social media seems to be the main way to do it, people have gotten really creative with…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Sep 18, 12:08pm -
  • 20 Spooktacular Halloween-Themed Baby Shower Ideas
    Post by Kayla Boyd. Baby showers are a whole lot easier to plan when there is a theme attached. When it comes to the cakes, decorations, and setup of the shower, a theme should be something that reflects the mom-to-be's personality. And for any pregn…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 7:52pm -
  • 20 Baby Names Inspired by Our Favorite ’90s Cartoons

    - 20 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 8:08pm -

Pregnant Chicken

  • fresh6 Truths About Being a Working Mom of an Infant
    I am a working mom of an infant. I typed that into some popular social media sites and didn’t get much other than info...The post 6 Truths About Being a Working Mom of an Infant appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Sep 18, 7:28pm -
  • 21 Funny Maternity T-Shirts That’ll Make You Giggle
    The post 21 Funny Maternity T-Shirts That’ll Make You Giggle appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 12:11am -
  • When your Baby is Allergic to Your Breastmilk
    You could bounce a quarter off my boobs right now. Actually, if you did that, I might judo-chop you as I begin to cry...The post When your Baby is Allergic to Your Breastmilk appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 3:26pm -
  • Setting Boundaries: Why My Mother and I Have a Safe Word
    “You know it’s okay to have caffeine, right?” “You shouldn’t swear; the baby can hear you!” “You’re not going to vaccinate…are you?” As soon...The post Setting Boundaries: Why My Mother and I Have a Safe Word appeared first on Pr…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Sep 18, 2:14pm -
  • 5 Reasons I Don’t Want to Talk About My Miscarriage – and One Reason I Do
    “Oh, I’m so sorry. I’m not seeing that heartbeat we’re looking for.” It’s a sentence that will be burned into my memory forever. At...The post 5 Reasons I Don’t Want to Talk About My Miscarriage – and One Reason I Do appeared first o…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 7:56pm -
  • The Best Sloth Themed Baby Stuff
    The post The Best Sloth Themed Baby Stuff appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 20 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 5:09pm -
  • The 7 Best Things I Did For Myself As a First Time Mom
    Becoming a mother is the single biggest shift in identity, daily life and routine I have ever experienced. The postpartum period is particularly acute...The post The 7 Best Things I Did For Myself As a First Time Mom appeared first on Pregnant Chick…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 3:31pm -
  • New Mom Bingo – Can You Fill a Card?
    When I gave birth to my first baby three weeks early this past January, I had almost literally nothing ready. We owned a car...The post New Mom Bingo – Can You Fill a Card? appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 22 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 2:35pm -
  • The End of Us and Other New Mom Fears
    I remember the first time I worried about you – like, really worried. It was 3 or 4 in the morning and even though...The post The End of Us and Other New Mom Fears appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 28 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 2:11pm -
  • Stop Telling Me I Can’t Just Because I’m Pregnant
    I think it’s safe to say that the icky, less-than-glamorous parts of pregnancy have been pretty well documented by now. It’s no longer taboo...The post Stop Telling Me I Can’t Just Because I’m Pregnant appeared first on Pregnant Chicken.
    - 32 days ago, 18 Aug 18, 3:18pm -

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 -

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WebMD (Health and Pregnancy)

  • Blood Sugar Spike in Pregnancy Bad for Mom & Baby
    Among women with elevated blood sugar during pregnancy, nearly 11 percent had type 2 diabetes 10 to 14 years after giving birth, and about 42 percent had pre-diabetes, the findings showed.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 6:15pm -
  • Fish Oil Pills In Pregnancy May Mean Stronger Kids
    In the study, the researchers followed 736 pregnant women in Denmark who took either fish oil or olive oil supplements daily from week 24 of their pregnancy until one week after they gave birth.
    - 14 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 2:15pm -
  • More Women Turn to Marijuana for Morning Sickness
    The study of more than 220,000 pregnancies from 2009 through 2016 found overall use at 5.3% in the first trimester. That number spiked to 11.3% for pregnant women with severe nausea and vomiting. Just over 8% of the women with mild nausea and vomitin…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 2:34pm -
  • Pot May Stay in Breast Milk for 6 Days
    Researchers tested breast milk samples from 50 women who used marijuana either daily, weekly or occasionally, and detected THC -- the active component of the drug -- in 63 percent of the samples for up to six days after the mother's last reported use…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 6:20pm -
  • Court Rules EPA Must Ban Sales of Pesticide
    Even tiny levels of exposure to chlorpyrifos can damage babies' brains, research shows.
    - 40 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 8:29pm -
  • Choosing to Induce Labor May Cut C-Section Risk
    Women who chose to have their labor induced were less likely to need a C-section than women who let nature take its course, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. And there was no evidence labor induction carried any added r…
    - 41 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 10:15pm -
  • Better Sleep for Mom May Lower Preemie Birth Risk
    The review of published studies provides important information for pregnant women and their doctors, said lead researcher Jane Warland, an associate professor at the University of South Australia.
    - 47 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 6:15pm -
  • More Fish For Moms Tied to Lower Preemie Risks
    Approximately 15 million babies worldwide are born premature each year, according to the March of Dimes. In the United States, almost one in 10 babies is born prematurely, putting them at risk for serious health problems.
    - 47 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 2:15pm -
  • Obesity Could Create Heart Issues in Pregnancy
    Preeclampsia can put both mother and baby at risk, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obesity is a known risk factor for preeclampsia.
    - 48 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 10:15pm -
  • More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks
    The risk of heart attack among pregnant women increased 25 percent between 2002 and 2014, with the rate rising from 7 to 9.5 for every 100,000 pregnancies in the United States, researcher at the New York University School of Medicine say.
    - 63 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 6:20pm -