Congrats, You’re Pregnant

Your world is about to change. Your body is no longer your own, and some days, that can be uncomfortable. But,

Every twinge, fear, and uncertainty will be wiped away when you feel your baby moving around in your belly.

It’s a bond that only a mother and a child can experience, and we’re privileged to have that honor – even if some days it doesn’t feel like it.

Questions are normal during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of unending questions. You want to know everything you can about what’s happening inside your body, what life will be like when the baby arrives, and you want things to be perfect for when that moment finally arrives.

I’m sure I annoyed my doctor immensely with all my questions. I sounded like a child playing one of those never-ending question games, where the sole point of asking the question is to annoy the other person.

I’m probably legendary in that office – my name is likely blacklisted because of how long I took at my doctor appointments, with my list of questions. That’s right – I actually wrote them down so I wouldn’t forget any.


Nine months is a long time to wait

Some days it felt like my pregnancy would never end. That last month of pregnancy, in particular, seemed to last forever – my legs would swell to gigantic proportions if I was on my feet for more than an hour or so. You couldn’t tell where my calves ended and my ankles began. I felt like the bearded lady at an olden-time circus – people would gasp in wonder and horror whenever they saw my legs.

As I spent my nights with my legs elevated to reduce the swelling, I wondered if the big moment would ever finally arrive, and how I would recognize it when it did.

As you work your way through the highs and lows of pregnancy, I hope the articles on our website help you with all the questions and concerns you have.

Just the fact that you’re here seeking information tells me you’re going to be a great mother. You’ve got this.


Getting Pregnant

Should I Avoid Medications While Trying to Get Pregnant?
Should I Avoid Medications While Trying to Get Pregnant?
Understanding Ovulation: An In-Depth Guide
Understanding Ovulation: An In-Depth Guide
Did Sperm + Egg = Baby? Implantation Timeframe Explained
Did Sperm + Egg = Baby? Implantation Timeframe Explained
How Accurate Is a Pregnancy Test After Implantation?
How Accurate Is a Pregnancy Test After Implantation?
Blocked Fallopian Tubes and Pregnancy. What Are My Choices?
Blocked Fallopian Tubes and Pregnancy. What Are My Choices?
The Best Fertility Monitors for Women Trying to Conceive
The Best Fertility Monitors for Women Trying to Conceive
How to Find the Best Fertility Supplements for Faster Conception
How to Find the Best Fertility Supplements for Faster Conception
The Best Basal Thermometers for Tracking Your Ovulation Dates
The Best Basal Thermometers for Tracking Your Ovulation Dates
Conception and Pregnancy: A Guide to Getting Pregnant Faster
Conception and Pregnancy: A Guide to Getting Pregnant Faster
Natural Family Planning: The Good and the Bad
Natural Family Planning: The Good and the Bad
The First 14 Days: Symptoms That Occur in the Days Past Ovulation
The First 14 Days: Symptoms That Occur in the Days Past Ovulation
5 Reasons Why Your Pregnancy Test May Be Negative
5 Reasons Why Your Pregnancy Test May Be Negative

Being Pregnant

Tonal Home Gym Review: Is It Worth The Money?
Tonal Home Gym Review: Is It Worth The Money?
How to Find the Best African Black Soap
How to Find the Best African Black Soap
Do You Have One Of These Early Pregnancy Symptoms?
Do You Have One Of These Early Pregnancy Symptoms?
Treat the Girls Right: A Maternity and Nursing Bra Size Guide
Treat the Girls Right: A Maternity and Nursing Bra Size Guide
Figuring Out Maternity Clothing Sizes (Without Losing Your Mind)
Figuring Out Maternity Clothing Sizes (Without Losing Your Mind)
How to Dress Your Baby Bump When You’re Petite
How to Dress Your Baby Bump When You’re Petite
17 Comfortable and Fashionable Maternity Clothing Items for the Office
17 Comfortable and Fashionable Maternity Clothing Items for the Office
13 Stylish Maternity Dresses That You’re Going to Love
13 Stylish Maternity Dresses That You’re Going to Love
Should You Even Bother With Maternity Clothes? Brands to Make You Say “Yes”
Should You Even Bother With Maternity Clothes? Brands to Make You Say “Yes”
The Ultimate Pregnancy Checklist to Get You Through Each Month
The Ultimate Pregnancy Checklist to Get You Through Each Month
The Heat is On: The 5 Best Heating Pads to Use During Pregnancy
The Heat is On: The 5 Best Heating Pads to Use During Pregnancy
The Best Iron Supplements to Prevent Anemia in Pregnancy
The Best Iron Supplements to Prevent Anemia in Pregnancy

Preparing for Birth

How to Plan a Baby Shower (Comprehensive Checklist with Plenty of Ideas)
How to Plan a Baby Shower (Comprehensive Checklist with Plenty of Ideas)
What to Write in a Baby Shower Card (From Funny to Religious)
What to Write in a Baby Shower Card (From Funny to Religious)
The Stages of Labor (Step-By-Step Guide)
The Stages of Labor (Step-By-Step Guide)
The Real Cost Of Having A Baby In America Today (With Calculator)
The Real Cost Of Having A Baby In America Today (With Calculator)
Look Back on the Early Years with the Best Baby Memory Book
Look Back on the Early Years with the Best Baby Memory Book
14 Best Pregnancy Subscription Boxes on the Market
14 Best Pregnancy Subscription Boxes on the Market
Everything You Need To Take With You To the Hospital For Labor
Everything You Need To Take With You To the Hospital For Labor
The Best Gifts for the Pregnant Women in Your Life
The Best Gifts for the Pregnant Women in Your Life
Choosing Circumcision: Should I Put My Baby Boy Under the Knife?
Choosing Circumcision: Should I Put My Baby Boy Under the Knife?
The Best Postpartum Ice Packs to Quicken Your Recovery Process
The Best Postpartum Ice Packs to Quicken Your Recovery Process
The Best Peri Bottles for Postpartum Relief
The Best Peri Bottles for Postpartum Relief
Skipping the Hospital By Giving Birth At Home
Skipping the Hospital By Giving Birth At Home