Third Trimester


12 Ways to Naturally Induce Labor

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 By Nina Spears
12 Ways to Naturally Induce Labor | Baby Chick

As you’re approaching your due date, you’re becoming more and more ready and anxious to meet your little one. Your back is aching, your feet are sore, you can’t sleep comfortably, and most of all you’re so excited to finally see the sweet little face you’ve been dreaming about in person. It can be tempting to schedule […]

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The ULTIMATE Hospital Bag Checklist

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 By Nina Spears
The ULTIMATE Hospital Bag Checklist| Baby Chick

There are so many different lists out there that tell you what you need to pack in your hospital bag for your labor and birth. Well, as a doula I have helped many clients prepare for their hospital stay and I have created the ultimate hospital bag checklist that I promise will have everything that you need! NOTE: […]

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The ULTIMATE Baby Registry Checklist

Monday, May 14, 2018 By Nina Spears
The ULTIMATE Baby Registry Checklist | Baby Chick

If you’re expecting a new little one, you may be stressing over all the things that you think you need to get for your baby, wondering what you really need and what you should register for. I mean, have you gone into Babies R Us?! The look that comes across women’s faces when they first walk in is […]

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Decoding Your Maternity Leave Policy

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 By Meredith Rines
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If you’re getting ready for your new baby’s arrival then you might have a lot of questions surrounding your maternity leave. Let’s go through all the details you need to know and what questions you need to ask your human resource department before heading out the door. What is FMLA? FMLA refers to the Family […]

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6 Tips for Creating a Maternity Leave Money Plan

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 By Meredith Rines
Tips for Creating a Maternity Leave Money Plan | Baby Chick

A money plan is a simple guide for your finances. You create an idea of how you want your money to look then you take the necessary steps to reach it – that’s when a budget comes in. However, what happens when you’re expecting? Things can get a little tricky when you’re planning your maternity […]

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Products to Help Prepare Your Body for Labor and Birth

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 By Nina Spears
Products to Help Prepare Your Body for Labor & Birth | Baby Chick

This post is sponsored but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Read our policies page for more information. And as always consult your physician or midwife before you take any of these suggestions. All images by Creative Clicks Photography. Towards the end of our pregnancies we all make sure that we have our baby items ready, have […]

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What is a Nonstress Test and Why is it Performed During Pregnancy?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 By Mandy Johnson
What is a Nonstress Test and Why is it Performed During Pregnancy? | Baby Chick

Prenatal visits are absolutely essential throughout pregnancy, as they allow constant monitoring and care for your unborn baby. Such consultations involve a routine physical examination with your midwife or obstetrician. In most cases, you may be requested to undergo several prenatal tests, including a nonstress test, which may also be referred to as fetal heart […]

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Receive a Hello Baby Box with your NEW Babylist Registry

Monday, January 15, 2018 By Nina Spears
Receive a Hello Baby Box with your NEW Babylist Registry | Baby Chick

Sponsored by: Photos by Creative Clicks Photography. One of the exciting tasks to do during your pregnancy is setting up your baby registry. It’s an important and very helpful milestone that I personally really enjoyed when I was pregnant. It’s the time that you get to think about how you want your baby’s nursery to […]

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8 Tips for Surviving the Last Month of Pregnancy

Friday, January 5, 2018 By Quinn Kelly
8 Tips for Surviving the Last Month of Pregnancy | Baby Chick

So you’ve made it through 35 weeks of pregnancy. And now you are finally in the final stretch. You see the light at the end of the tunnel. You have about a month left to go, but you find yourself starting to lose patience. And heart. Your pregnant belly is causing strain on your back. […]

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Tips for Managing Swelling During Pregnancy

Friday, December 29, 2017 By Steve Norton
Tips for Managing Swelling During Pregnancy | Baby Chick

Swelling during pregnancy is quite common, affecting about 75% of all pregnant women. Normal pregnancy swelling, called edema, is most commonly experience in the feet, ankles, legs, hands or face. Edema may be experienced at any point during pregnancy, but for most women, it occurs between week 22 and week 27 of their pregnancy and […]

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