pregnancy


Pregnancy Glucose Test Alternatives to Test for Gestational Diabetes

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 By Kate Horney
Pregnancy Glucose Test Alternatives to Test for Gestational Diabetes | Baby Chick

Many women are unaware that there are alternatives to the syrupy orange or grape drink that is used as the traditional pregnancy glucose test. When I was pregnant with my boys I opted not to take the pregnancy glucose test that requires drinking glucola and instead used an alternate method of testing. After checking out […]

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Can You Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

Sunday, September 9, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
Can You Eat Sushi While Pregnant? | Baby Chick

Can You Eat Sushi While Pregnant? Pregnancy is an incredibly special time in a woman’s life, and many women who have waited years to conceive or even those who were surprised to see those tiny blue lines appear begin thinking about baby’s health and development rather early. Though there are many old wives’ tales about […]

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How to Prevent Pregnancy Leg Cramps

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 By Kate Horney
How to Prevent Pregnancy Leg Cramps | Baby Chick

Leg cramps are one of the most common symptoms women experience when expecting.   As pregnancy progresses, your legs begin carrying extra weight and your expanding uterus is putting pressure on the veins that return blood from your legs to your heart as well as on the nerves leading from your trunk to your legs, […]

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Baby Shower Hashtag Ideas

Monday, September 3, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
Baby Shower Hashtag Ideas | Baby Chick

If you aren’t following the #hashtag trend by now, you might be wondering what the heck is up with what we used to know as the “pound sign” being all over the place these days. It seems as though you can’t receive any sort of invitation (be it a wedding, retirement party, or bachelorette weekend) […]

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How Stress Affects Pregnancy: 3 Tips to Feel Calmer

Monday, September 3, 2018 By Rebecca Jacobs
How Stress Affects Pregnancy: 3 Tips to Feel Calmer | Baby Chick

Everyday life can bring on many different forms of stress, but being pregnant can bring on a whole new level of feeling completely overwhelmed. Maybe you’re a first-time mom, or you have two little ones running around to keep up with. No matter the situation, stress during pregnancy is sure to creep up for many […]

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12 Things to do as a Couple Before Baby Arrives

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 By Hannah Crews
12 Things to do as a Couple Before Baby Arrives | Baby Chick

I remember feeling half-way sad as I got closer and closer to my due date with my first baby. Of course I was so excited to meet my daughter. Of course I was thrilled to finally become a mom. Of course I was anxious to start our new life with her. However, I was, in a way, […]

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Questions to Ask at Your First OB Appointment

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 By Hannah Southerland
Questions to Ask at Your First OB Appointment | Baby Chick

Heading into uncharted territory is nerve wracking and sitting half naked at your OB appointment is no exception. So to help new mommies keep their thoughts in order here are some questions to be sure to ask your OB when you meet with them for the first time. When should I call you? Doctors will […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

Thursday, August 23, 2018 By Jennifer Scott
5 Ways to Reduce Swollen Feet During Pregnancy | Baby Chick

Pregnancy is considered to be a beautiful, life changing experience by most.  But that doesn’t mean everything that comes along with pregnancy is beautiful. One of the most notorious side effects of pregnancy are swollen feet. Now, swollen feet may seem to be an insignificant problem, but it can often be much more problematic and […]

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5 Things to Look for When Choosing an OB

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 By Jessica Tzikas
5 Things to Look for When Choosing an OB | Baby Chick

Whether you are already pregnant or planning to become pregnant, having a good OBGYN in place is one of the first, and most important, steps a new mother can take in her pregnancy. If you have a bad experience with your doctor, it can lead to an unhappy pregnancy—and no one wants that! You probably […]

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3 Tips for Dealing With Morning Sickness

Monday, August 20, 2018 By Kate Horney
3 Tips for Dealing With Morning Sickness | Baby Chick

For many moms, pregnancy can be brutal in terms of morning sickness & queasiness. Studies show that between 70 to 85 percent of pregnant women experience this during their first trimester with nausea usually beginning around the sixth week of pregnancy. Since you may not be getting all of the nutrients you need from food […]

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