This Drone Pregnancy Announcement: The Next Big Thing?

Baby announcement from a droneDirk Dallas
This pregnancy announcement is a level above everyone else's. With the help of a drone, the Dallas family shot an aerial video, using letter balloons to spell out "BABY" from a blanket below. Creator and dad-to-be Dirk Dallas is no stranger to baby announcements. Already the parent of two daughters, he's created elaborate... Read more

8 Ways We're Celebrating The Fourth Of July

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BBQs, bathing suits, beach trips -- some Fourth of July traditions are sacred. But what changes when you're pregnant, or when a baby's part of the picture? Red white and blue just gets a whole lot more adorable. Here's what we're up to this long weekend. We'll be getting decked out. https://instagram.com/p/4R_JrAlYMV/   Read more

Pregnant Mom and 6-Year-Old Daughter Have Epic Dance Party

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That's one way to stay active while pregnant. Nikki Taylor, who is eight months pregnant, danced her heart out to Silento's "Watch Me" along with her scene-stealing daughter Jaylyn. The soon-to-be mom of two originally meant the video to be for her fiance, but once she uploaded the video to Facebook to share... Read more

Mouthwatering Summer Mocktail Recipes

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Suffering through a summer pregnancy? These festive drinks are refreshing to any time alcohol is off the table, like at your baby shower. Just substitute alcohol with coconut water and voilà — a pregnancy-friendly mocktail all your guests can enjoy. Packed with potassium (to help with pregnancy swelling) and far fewer calories than liquor, it’s... Read more

Why Dental Health During Pregnancy Matters

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You've heard you should stay on top of your dentist appointments while pregnant. But with all your other prenatal checkups, is it really necessary? Definitely. A new study form Delta Dental found that 42.5 percent of pregnant women are skipping out on their dentist appointments, missing opportunities to identify and correct oral problems that occur... Read more

#TBT: Birth Control Hit Shelves 55 Years Ago

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In 1960, two little words rocked the worlds of American women: "The Pill." Although the FDA had previously given the green light for hormone pills, this approval was limited to ones that treated menstrual issues, like irregular cycles or PMS. In May of 1960, that all changed when the FDA approved Enovid as the first-ever hormone pill... Read more

Yikes! Not All Insurance Plans Cover Childbirth

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Birth control? Covered. Prenatal care? Covered? Labor and delivery? Not necessarily. While the Affordable Care Act deemed maternity and newborn care "essential health benefits" requiring independent and small group coverage in 2014, that coverage doesn't extend to dependents still on their parents' health insurance. By law, adults can stay on their parents' plans... Read more

Get Inspired: A Beachy Maternity Shoot

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Gearing up for a summer pregnancy? Take a cue from Kelly Huljev Photography and take your maternity portraits seaside. We love the windswept look, the brightness and how natural the whole shoot feels.     Read more

National Running Day Goal: Enjoy Running While Pregnant

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Happy National Running Day! Whether you're hitting the road with a jogging stroller or attempting to grind out a few miles with a baby bump, we encourage you to get up and get moving (pending your doctor's approval, of course). Easier said than done, right? Especially if you're well into pregnancy, when even... Read more

A Pretty Pastel Maternity Shoot

Family on the beach for maternity shootErin Wallis Photography
We're back at the beach for this batch of inspiring maternity photos, and there's no better place for pastels. Erin Wallis Photography captured these beautiful family moments, proving that everyone can be a part of  your portraits (especially if you hate being the star of the show). Where did you take your maternity... Read more