Recommended Pregnancy and Birth Books To Read When Pregnant

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 By Nina Spears
recommended pregnancy and birth books to read when pregnant

This post contains affiliate links and referral codes. If you shop from our blog, Baby Chick™ may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. Read our policies page for more information. There are sooo many books out there on the market for parents to read. But which books are actually worth reading?! I’m sharing my top 10 list of recommended pregnancy and birth books to read when pregnant. They will educate and empower you to have the best pregnancy and birth possible. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have! Pregnancy Books Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide This…


7 Tips to Prevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 By Kate Horney

Most pregnant women fear them, but the truth is stretch marks definitely aren’t the end of the world.  (A sweet baby is totally worth whatever battle scars may be left behind). As moms, our first concern is obviously to bring a healthy, happy baby into the world. But if you’re looking for a few ways to prevent stretch marks or the “badge of motherhood”during pregnancy, it never hurts to use a few tried and true tricks. First, let’s talk about what stretch marks are. According to the American Academy of Dermatology… About 90% of women will get stretch marks sometime…


Running During Pregnancy

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 By Danielle Olsheski
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Pregnancy is a time full of excitement and change for mothers-to-be, but do you have to change your running routine? Running has numerous benefits to mother and baby during pregnancy. With communication and clearance from your physician, many women can continue to participate in the same exercise they enjoyed pre-pregnancy. General Exercise Recommendations for Uncomplicated Pregnancies: Always check with your practitioner prior to engagement of exercise during pregnancy. Continue to check with your provider during follow-up visits for continuation of exercise during pregnancy, as they might restrict or prohibit exercise if pregnancy is deemed high-risk or complicated. Benefits of Running During Pregnancy:…


Our Gender Reveal + Baby Chick’s Two Year Anniversary

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 By Nina Spears
mother's day 2017 giveaway, ready to pop, champagne for moms

Happy hump day! Or should I say, bump day. 😉 Today is Baby Chick’s two year anniversary, guys! It’s nuts to think that two years ago today we launched this site. We worked so hard for our launch and website reveal, and now we have an even bigger announcement to reveal today. As you might have seen, we announced our pregnancy two months ago and we have been anxiously waiting to find out whether we are having a girl or a boy. This is our first baby and I just couldn’t wait any longer to find out the gender. Hats off to all of you parents…


How to Deal with Gender Disappointment

Thursday, May 4, 2017 By Quinn Kelly
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So you’re nearing the 20-week mark in your pregnancy, which means it’s time to find out your baby’s gender. And while you’ve told everyone including your hubby that you don’t care what the gender is as long as your baby is healthy, in your heart, you know you have a preference. You really want a boy. Or you’ve always wanted a girl. And now the moment of truth is here. Is it going to be a son or a daughter? An XX or XY? A princess or a prince? As you lay there, you prepare yourself for whatever news you…