pregnancy

#TBT: 'Predictor,' The First Home Pregnancy Test Ever

first home pregnancy test prototypeBonhams
Nowadays women can buy a pregnancy test from any drug store and upload the results to the Internet within minutes, but it wasn't always that easy. In the ultimate #throwbackthursday move, we're looking back on the first home pregnancy test ever invented: the Predictor, a test kit which was recently highlighted by the Read more

Quadriplegic Woman Takes On Single Parenthood

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Jen Goodwin knows a thing or two about taking initiative. The Arkansas native, a 32-year-old quadriplegic, just finished her second year of law school. She's getting ready to take on another endeavor, parenthood. And she's doing it alone. Since a boating accident left her paralyzed from the neck down seven years ago, Goodwin's come a... 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

Summer Food Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

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Between BBQs, road trips and beach days, it’s summer time and the livin’s easy, right? Well, not so fast. Having a carefree summer is a bit trickier when you’re pregnant, thanks to elevated hormones and a weakened immune system. Plus, you’re at greater risk for developing certain foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria such as Listeria... Read more

Here's What a C-Section Really Looks Like

baby after c-sectionJessica Bender Photography
Felicia's maternity photo session was a great package deal. It turned into a birthing shoot as well. The mom-to-be was about halfway through her maternity shoot with Jessica Bender Photography when her water broke. "She looked at me with concern on her face and asked, 'What does it feel like when your Read more

Combatting Summer Pregnancy Swelling

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A summer pregnancy can be uncomfortable, to say the least. The only thing worse than trying to maneuver a third trimester bump around in the heat and humidity is trying to do so with swollen, achy feet and legs. Unfortunately, the higher temperatures increase the probability of swelling, which can be both unsightly and painful.... Read more

Could Preemie Babies Be Less Lucky in Love?

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Paging Cupid to the delivery room: Carrying to term may set baby up for a more favorable love life in adulthood. According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, twenty-somethings born preterm (before 37 weeks) are less likely to move in with a romantic partner or have sexual intercourse than their peers born even one... Read more

VBACs Are Safer Than You Thought

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For most moms, one c-section means more c-sections to follow. While a vaginal birth after a c-section (VBAC) does still come with a risk of complications, a new study found that those complications are rarer than you'd think. The study, published in the CDC's National Vital Statistics Report, found that just 20 percent of women who... Read more

Bellypaint Shows What's Really Going on in Your Pregnant Body

woman with painting of baby on stomachBellypaint via Facebook
When you're pregnant, you want to know everything that's going on in your body. Sure, sonograms can help. (And The Bump App can definitely help!) But it's tough to really grasp something that's so new, different and largely unseen. Enter Dutch pregnancy and baby photographer Leonie Versantvoort. With the help of body paint artist... Read more