pregnancy


20 Old Wives’ Tales to Predict Baby’s Gender

Thursday, March 23, 2017 By Nina Spears
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There wasn’t always a way to find out the sex of the baby before they were born. Now people can take a blood test at 12 weeks or get an ultrasound at 20 weeks to determine if they’re having a boy or a girl. Pregnancy is one of the only times in life that you can truly experience a real surprise (if you choose), but if you’re curious about the gender and want to compare your symptoms to some fun Old Wives’ Tales we’ve got you covered! None of these tales are scientifically proven, but they are fun to try. I mean, there is…

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5 Things to Splurge on During Your Pregnancy (Facebook Live)

Saturday, March 18, 2017 By Brian

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Curbing Pregnancy Cravings

Friday, March 17, 2017 By Amanda Davies
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For many women, the first trimester of pregnancy is rough. Nausea, vomiting, food aversions, and exhaustion (to name a few) can really put a damper on the excitement of the precious little one growing in your belly. I was positive that as a Dietitian I would not let any of those pesky pregnancy problems get in the way of my healthy eating. After all, everything I was putting into my body was now going to affect not only me, but my child, too! Several weeks into my first trimester I was in for a big surprise: the nausea and exhaustion…

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5 Things to Splurge on During Your Pregnancy

Thursday, March 16, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Having a baby can be expensive, but of course totally worth it. Hopefully you will be getting some big ticket items from friends and family off of your baby registry. However, things can still add up. If you’re wondering what are the things that you should really splurge on, we have the top 5 items right here for you. 5. Owlet Peace of mind is worth every penny. Especially for parents. I know so many new mothers that are placing their hands or putting mirrors over their baby as they sleep to make sure that they are still breathing throughout the night….

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How to Pick the Perfect Baby Name

Friday, March 10, 2017 By Quinn Kelly
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You want to know the second thought that normally goes through my head when I find out I’m pregnant? Thought 1: Oh my goodness I’m pregnant!? Thought 2? I get to name a baby! Score! Okay, that may not actually be my second thought, but it’s certainly one of the first I always have. Because I love names and the idea of getting to name a tiny little human. When I was little, I would write out named of my future kids in church because I loved the idea of getting to choose a name so much (true story). Of…

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Learn How To Create Your Dream Baby Registry With Babylist

Monday, February 27, 2017 By Nina Spears
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This post has been sponsored and compensated by Babylist for an honest review. Read our policies page for more information. As a baby planner, I have helped put together TONS of baby registries. I’ve perused through every shopping lane at Babies R Us, Target, Pottery Barn, and more testing out the many different kinds of products to help parents choose the right ones for them. Building a registry can take a lot of effort and hard work. It’s exhausting and sometimes (or most of the time) intimidating. What do you need? What can you leave off? What stores do you choose? And what’s the best way to set up your registry?…

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First Trimester Checklist

Thursday, February 16, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is such exciting news. I’m sure you are filled with joy, but are also asking yourself, “Now what?…” There’s so much to prepare for baby! I get it. This is why I’m going to take the guesswork out of your first trimester and share with you my top 12 checklist items to complete during your first trimester. First off you’ll want to adjust your daily habits to live the most healthful lifestyle that you can. My first five points are: 1. Cut down on stress at work and at home. 2. Get a full night’s sleep…

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Cord Tissue Banking Vs Cord Blood Banking

Monday, February 13, 2017 By Nina Spears

This post has been sponsored by Americord. Read our policies page for more information. Until recently medical staff have been discarding the placenta and umbilical cord as medical waste after babies were born. Now research has shown us that there are multiple therapeutic uses for cord blood–the blood that remains in a baby’s placenta and umbilical cord after the delivery of the baby and the umbilical cord has been cut–and now even cord tissue. But why would someone want to save their baby’s cord blood or cord tissue? What can cord blood or tissue be used for? Cord blood contains a rich source of blood-forming cells known as hematopoietic…

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Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy with Chiropractic Care

Thursday, February 2, 2017 By Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
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The moment you find out you are pregnant is a special time filled with joy, nerves, and excitement. You are also probably still feeling great, physically. Eventually, hormonal changes take over and that little baby bump grows, throwing off your center of gravity.  Then, all of a sudden, you take a step and feel a sharp twinge in your lower back. Ouch! Many women experience back pain throughout pregnancy; however, many moms-to-be don’t realize there is safe and effective help out there for back pain during pregnancy—it’s chiropractic care! Pregnancy is an extraordinary time in your life, and this is…

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Baby Names for 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 By Nina Spears

It’s no surprise that Sophia and Jackson are, yet again, the number one most popular names for 2016! Actually, the top 6 names for girls have stayed the exact same since last year, so it doesn’t look like these names will be going anywhere any time soon. Below we have listed the top 100 baby names of 2016. See which names rose and fell compared to last year. Where does your baby name fall on the list? Is it even on the list? Note: We have combined names that sound the same but have multiple spelling. Such as Sophia and Sofia, or Jackson and Jaxon. This captures…

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