pregnancy

Get Inspired: A Beachy Maternity Shoot

pregnant woman standing on beach in black and whiteKelly Huljev Photography
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

Adoption, Pregnancy And Breast Cancer: Stephanie Hosford's Story

cancer survivor stephanie hosford giving speechCity of Hope
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, 37-year-old Stephanie Hosford decided to go ahead with her plans to finalize an adoption of a little girl from China. Three days after the cancer diagnosis, Hosford learned she was pregnant, and decided to go ahead with that too. "I'm really proud of myself," Hosford tells Cosmopolitan. "I feel... Read more

Pregnant Woman Who Disappeared Before C-Section Found

Missing woman Carrie Bradshaw-CrowtherCarrie Bradshaw-Crowther via Facebook
A pregnant North Carolina woman who disappeared an hour before her scheduled c-section one week ago has been found, and is no longer expecting a baby. Deputies were able to track down Carrie Bradshaw-Crowther, 49, at a gas station after her debit card was used at a nearby CVS. While it's still unclear why she... Read more

Sorry Kourtney Kardashian, Eating Placenta Doesn't Benefit Health

Pills and containerThinkstock
"I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are life changing!" Kourtney Kardashian said on Instagram. While the Kardashians are certainly going through a number of life changes, it turns out placenta pills can't be credited for any of them. That's the word from a Northwestern University revRead more

#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

Quadriplegic mom adjusting car seatKATV
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

Mel and Tori of Fellow Flowers runningFellow Flowers
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

deli-sandwichThinkstock
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