A Pregnancy Website for Real Women!
- How does birth control work?
- How effective is birth control?
- What are the birth control options?
- Pre-pregnancy Planning
- Pre-pregnancy Tests
- Pre-pregnancy Diet & Vitamins
- Chances of Getting Pregnant
- Tips for Getting Pregnant
- Getting Pregnant at 40
- When does ovulation occur?
- How long does ovulation last?
- Ovulation Test
- Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- When do pregnancy symptoms start?
- Unusual Pregnancy Symptoms
- How does a pregnancy test work?
- When to take a pregnancy test?
- Pregnancy Test Accuracy
- Are you pregnant?
- When was your last period?
- Find out your baby due date.
- Embryonic Period
- Fetal Development Period
- Each Stage Explained
- Healthy Pregnancy Diet
- How many meals per day?
- Should you exercise?
- Is junk food safe during pregnancy?
- Is it okay to eat sea food?
- How many servings of protein do you need?
- Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy?
- Is Weightlifting Safe while Pregnant?
- Best Home Exercises for Pregnancy
WHAT IS SAFE OR UNSAFE
- Botox During Pregnancy
- Alcohol During Pregnancy
- Running During Pregnancy
- Essential Vitamins before Pregnancy
- Ensuring a Vitamin-rich Diet
- Are All Over-the-Counter Meds Safe?
- Safe Pain Medication During Pregnancy
- Safe Allergy Medications During Pregnancy
- Flu Vaccine during Pregnancy
- Tdap Vaccine during Pregnancy
- Unsafe Vaccinations During Pregnancy
- Early Pregnancy Hormones
- Hormones during Pregnancy
- Hormones after Pregnancy
- Back Pain during Pregnancy
- Pelvic Pain during Pregnancy
- Leg Pain during Pregnancy
- Tubal Pregnancy
- Preterm Birth
- Causes of Miscarriage
- Signs of Miscarriage
- Coping After Miscarriage
- How does abortion work?
- Abortion Facts and Statistics
- Late Term Abortion
- Postpartum Depression
- Postpartum Bleeding
- Postpartum Thyroiditis
- Blurred Vision during Pregnancy
- Swollen Feet during Pregnancy
- Read other viewer's pregnancy stories
- Share your own experience with us
- Everything from normal to the unexpected
- Highly recommended pregnancy products
- What should be in your hospital bag?
- Products that aid in a healthy pregnancy
- Need a theme for your baby shower?
- Baby shower games to play
- Baby shower invitations and favors
- Think you know about pregnancy?
- Test your knowledge with our quiz
- The asnswers may surprise you!
- Dresses for every occasion
- Pretty colors to choose from
- Our hand-picked selection of styles
- Maternity Swimsuits
- Plus size maternity swimwear
- Cute maternity swimwear
- Listen to your baby's heartbeat
- It will be like music to your ears
- Purchase your very own heartbeat monitor
- A fun way for the family to come together
- Cool belly painting ideas
- Get your own belly painting kit
- Therapeutic music for mind and soul
- How it helps you and your baby
- Where you can purchase your own copy
- Fun way to document your progress.
- Share your pregnancy journey.
- Where you can buy belly stickers
- Align your hips for a better night's sleep
- Different ways to use it to reduce discomfort
- How to get your hands on one
- What is a pregnancy support belt?
- Which pregnancy symptoms does it ease?
- Can you wear it in bed?
- Why you would want to wear one
- Prevent chafing while supporting the belly
- Order your maternity shapewear here
- Wear your current jeans during pregnancy
- Help covers your belly beneath your shirt
- Buy one to avoid a wardrobe malfunction
SEAT BELT ADJUSTER
- Protect your unborn baby in a collision
- How to wear a seat belt when pregnant
- Considering buying one if you use a car.
- Decrease risk of varicose veins while pregnant
- Remain energetic further into pregnancy
- Learn more about the benefits of these socks
- When and why they are used
- How they differ from regular pads
- The best rated maternity pads online
- What are nursing pads
- How to use nursing pads
- Best nursing pads
STRETCH MARK CREAM
- Help prevent stretch marks
- When and where to apply
- See our preferred natural formula cream
- Help soothe cracked nipples
- Highly recommended for those breastfeeding
- See the brand that delivers results
- The benefits of herbal tea during pregnancy
- Which herbal teas are safe during pregnancy?
- Where to buy the best herbal tea on the web
- Why mosquito repellent is a good idea
- Which mosquito repellents are safe
- Where to buy a pregnancy-safe repellent
- What is a basal thermometer?
- How can it help you get pregnant?
- Which thermometer do we recommend?
PREGNANCY TEST STRIPS
- How pregnancy strips work?
- How accurate are they?
- Which pregnancy test strips do we recommend?
- Your morning sickness relief options.
- How effective are they?
- Where can you buy them?
- Why is it important?
- What to look for when buying?
- Recommended sunscreen for pregnant women.
Factual, Up to Date Information about Conception, Pregnancy, and the Postpartum Period
From the moment you first decide you are ready to have a baby, you have to start making decisions and asking questions:
- What should I do to get my body ready for pregnancy?
- Which conception tips really work?
- What are the early pregnancy signs and symptoms?
- How can I make sure I have a healthy pregnancy?
- Which birthing classes are right for me?
- What on earth am I going to wear to work?
- Where can I buy maternity clothes?
- What will the labor be like?
- Can I handle a natural birth?
- Will we make good parents?
Just to name a few…
Starting a family is the most exciting, rewarding and nerve-racking period of anyone’s lifetime. It’s also a time when you have a million questions and everyone seems to have answers and advice – much of it conflicting!
Having a Baby is so Confusing!
And this is one thing you don’t want to get wrong: you have a tiny life in your hands!
New parents put so much pressure on themselves to get pregnancy and parenting right, but what is RIGHT? The good news is, we’re not here to lecture you on what’s right or wrong – just to point you in the direction of some good advice to help you make your own decisions.
So who are we and what makes us experts regarding pregnancy?
We are a team of mothers who decided to start this blog to ‘get real’ about pregnancy and childbirth and share our experiences and knowledge about each stage of pregnancy and through the first years of parenthood. Our goal is to create the very best website for pregnancy and maternity to help new parents sift through all the information and advice and make decisions that are right for them.
We decided to start this little project at our coffee group when we were talking about how hard it was for each of us to make decisions and navigate our way through the different stages of pregnancy week by week. We all agreed that listening to your mother in law can be a real drag at times!
And so, an idea was born:
A Comprehensive Pregnancy Guide Online!
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not doctors or scientists – just real women with real babies. And we’re not claiming to have all the answers – just practical ideas and advice from a range of different viewpoints.
Each of us has been on a journey and created our own path from those first conversations when you’re thinking about having a baby, to those painstaking months of trying to get pregnant, to the first symptoms of very early pregnancy, to labor and delivery, to decisions about how to be a good parent. We want to share our journeys and help you find a path which works for you and your new family. We’ve tried to pack the site with useful information on everything pregnancy childbirth and maternity related, including:
- Advice about whether you’re ready to have a baby.
- Practical advice at each of the pregnancy stages
- Tips for getting pregnant
- Pregnancy information week by week
- Ideas, menus, and recipes for pregnancy healthy eating
- Advice and guidance for making your birth plan.
- Reviews of the best books on pregnancy and birth.
Maternity Fashion: Growing with Your Body
One of the things that women find hardest through the stages of pregnancy is finding clothes that fit and that they can feel beautiful and confident in. Because we know that one of the biggest challenges of pregnancy is how to get dressed in the morning, we’ve thrown in a bit of fashion advice on the best modern maternity clothes, including:
- Cute Dresses for maternity
- Fashionable Maternity work wear
- Flattering Maternity swimsuits
- Stunning Maternity formal wear
- The latest Maternity workout clothes
And much more!
When you look in the mirror you should feel beautiful and bountiful – you are carrying a new life inside you! Unfortunately, we know only too well that this is not the reality for far too many women. When we look in the mirror, we see our ballooning figure and not the miracle of life. To help stop this happening to you during your pregnancy, we’ve scoured the net for the best online maternity shopping. We offer advice and reviews on hundreds of fashion maternity clothing items, looks and styles.
What about after pregnancy?
That’s the best bit! You get to be parents! But it’s no walk in the park. So we won’t leave you high and dry after delivery. We have advice for the first weeks, months and years of your baby’s life and your journey as parents, including:
- Postpartum symptoms and complications.
- Diet and exercise after pregnancy.
- Effective parenting skills.
- Forming a positive parent-child bond.
Just to name a few!
Parenting is the biggest, most important job you’ll ever have and it’s full of challenges. Many young or new parents can end up constantly second-guessing themselves or feeling very isolated, thinking: am I the only one who finds it this hard?
Trust us! You’re not!!!
We’re keen to offer practical parenting advice and some possible solutions to the parenting problems that everyone faces; from sleepless nights to the terrible twos!
Any other pregnancy facts and information you think we should share?
We hope you’ll take the time to explore our site and that you find it useful. If you’ve got any ideas about articles and advice we need to include to make this the best site for pregnancy information, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you!