Joelle Montier

Joelle works on the community team for TheBump.com. An avid lover of all things babies, she makes do in the meantime with her Pomeranian, Miley. Joelle lives in Murray Hill in good ol' NYC. Follow her on Instagram: @joellemontier

Due to Popular Demand: Tata Thursday on 8/28!

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In the spirit of the Boob-olution and National Breastfeeding Month, we are adding another live chat to the Tata Tuesday lineup! What's different, you ask? It's this Thursday, August 28. So, mamas, you have one more opportunity to ask a lactation consultant all of your questions on our Breastfeeding Message Board. You'll be able to... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Fighting Fatigue During Pregnancy

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You're rocking the pregnancy glow and counting down the days for baby to arrive, but there's just one problem. You are tired. All. The. Time. Yes, it looks like fatigue has hit you hard. It's a common side effect of pregnancy, so no need to worry. But, you may be wondering how to boost your... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Epidurals

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You've triumphantly made it through nine months of pregnancy, and now it's time for baby to come on out. You have a lot of questions and concerns, and one of them very likely will be, "should I get an epidural?" -- whether you planned to or not. Everyone has varying opinions, and there is no... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Fun Outdoor Activities for the Family

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With summer in full swing, we bet you're looking for fun outdoor activities to do with the family. Deciding on an outing that everyone will enjoy is a task in itself, and we think reading these suggestions from Bumpies may just be the key to keeping all family members happy. Read on, and then ditch... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Baby Names and Other People’s Opinions

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When baby is on the way, one of the most exciting parts is choosing their name. To go with something classic, or gender neutral?? The options are endless! Unfortunately, things can get sticky when other people start giving their opinions...especially if it's unwarranted feedback. Here, Bumpies share their advice for how to deal:   "If you... read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Midwife vs. OB?

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So, baby is on the way (yay!), and in the midst of all this excitement you suddenly have some very big decisions to make. Having trouble deciding whether you should go the midwife or ob-gyn route? We compiled a list of tips from our very own Bumpies to help you with this difficult choice. "I personally... read more