Healthy Pregnancy

Things You Should Do Before Your Baby Is Born

Diagnosis

The beginning of pregnancy may be detected in a number of different ways, either by a pregnant woman without medical testing, or by using medical tests with or without the assistance of a medical professional. Most pregnant women experience a number of symptoms, which...

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Initiation

Pregnancy occurs as the result of the female gamete or oocyte merging with the male gamete, spermatozoon, in a process referred to, in medicine, as "fertilization", or more commonly known as "conception". After the point of fertilization, it is referred to as a zygote...

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Lyme Disease Is On The Rise, And Parents Need To Be Aware

On a hot summer night, my husband and I had just returned from a long, lazy walk with our kids in our neighborhood. As we chatted with some neighbors outside, we sent the kids inside in to have a popsicle and get ready for bed. Our daughter raced up the driveway on...

The Stranger I Call Mother: Reconnecting After Parental Alienation

When my mother called me last September, I was surprised by how easily I still recognized the sound of her voice. When I was 4, my father had thrown her out of our home and out of my life. My mother became like a family myth, an outcast who people only whispered about...

9 Things I Do Regularly That Bring Down The Mom Judgment

I don’t mean to look like a bad mom. I don’t wake up in the morning and think, hmm, how can I damage my children today? But I read the internet. I’m a battered veteran of the mommy wars. And apparently, if I don’t do everything perfectly, I do not love my children....

An Ode To Mascara

Like most moms, my daily care routine has changed significantly since welcoming my darling crotch fruit into the world. On a typical day, I do not style my hair or apply face makeup. I twist my hair into a top knot to keep it out of my face, and my infant’s iron...

The Third Pregnancy Is No Freaking Joke

I’m officially over being pregnant. I was over it long before seeing that plus sign appear on the test strip. This is my third pregnancy in a little over three years, and it feels like I’ve been pregnant forever. Some people love being pregnant. Me? No, I...

This Mom And Her 6 Sons Donated 17 Feet Of Hair To Kids In Need

“They hope it inspires more people to donate their hair.“ For Phoebe Kannisto and her kids, charity is truly a family affair — this week, Kannisto and her six sons ended years of growing out their locks by donating all of it to Children with Hair Loss, an...

This Disney Princess Maternity Photo Shoot Is Absolutely Magical

These moms dressed as Disney princesses are simply enchanting Disney princesses are no longer just for kids, as evidenced by the recent trend of princess-inspired attire made for adults. Bathing suits, dresses and lingerie have all gotten the princess treatment,...

The All-Pink Starburst Packs We Were Promised Are Finally Here

All-pink Starbursts are here. I repeat, all-pink Starbursts are here! Remember when Starburst started hyping packs of the candy that would be all pink? Promising us that we could feel that joy that happens when you open a stick of Starburst and there’s two pink...

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Ladies, Here Are The Penis Leggings You’ve Been Looking For

Smash the patriarchy in comfort and style with these unicorn penis leggings Do you enjoy a full range of motion in your pants? Are you sick of missing the one thing that seems to get a large segment of society ahead with ease? Do you love unicorns? If you answered...

‘Napercise’ Is The Best Way To Get Parents To Hit The Gym

Napercise is a gym class no parent would ever miss As moms, it seems like we manage to fit in everything but sleep. Oh, and going to the gym. Sure, there are those among us who make breaking a sweat a priority, but for most parents with an extra hour to spare, sleep...

Delta Kicks Man Off Plane For Using The Bathroom Before Takeoff

There was a 30 minute tarmac delay Another day, another passenger harassed on a plane. The skies really aren’t very friendly lately. The latest horrific saga involves a passenger who had to urgently use the bathroom. Let me repeat: a human had to pee. Badly....

I Vow To Start Making Girls’ Night More Of A Priority

“I feel like a girl again,” my friend of almost 30 years said one night after we sat sipping wine and eating Caesar salad at our favorite restaurant. We were heading back to our cars, keys dangling from our fingers, faces sore from smiling so much. We...

I Don’t Expect My Kids To ‘Save Themselves’ For Marriage

I have never understood parents who tell their children to stay virgins until marriage. First off, we do not own our children’s bodies. Their virginity, and when they choose to relinquish it, belongs to them. It’s entirely unrealistic to try to force children...