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

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
What Are the Best Basal Thermometers of 2019?
What Are the Best Basal Thermometers of 2019?
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
Fact or Fiction: Can Essential Oils Help in Your Quest for a Baby?
Fact or Fiction: Can Essential Oils Help in Your Quest for a Baby?
5 Reasons Why Your Pregnancy Test May Be Negative
5 Reasons Why Your Pregnancy Test May Be Negative
Understanding Implantation Bleeding
Understanding Implantation Bleeding
Understanding Your Breastfeeding Hormones & Fertility
Understanding Your Breastfeeding Hormones & Fertility
How to Check Your Cervical Position and Learning Its Benefits
How to Check Your Cervical Position and Learning Its Benefits

Being Pregnant

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
Dealing with Miscarriage: How Will You Cope?
Dealing with Miscarriage: How Will You Cope?
Your Body and Pregnancy: Vaginal Discharge Changes
Your Body and Pregnancy: Vaginal Discharge Changes
Foods and Drinks to Avoid While Pregnant
Foods and Drinks to Avoid While Pregnant
Pregnancy Hair Do’s and Don’ts: Facts You Need to Know
Pregnancy Hair Do’s and Don’ts: Facts You Need to Know
How to Deal With Bladder Pain During Pregnancy
How to Deal With Bladder Pain During Pregnancy
The First 14 Days: Symptoms That Occur in the Days Past Ovulation
The First 14 Days: Symptoms That Occur in the Days Past Ovulation
Tinnitus While Pregnant? How To Cope
Tinnitus While Pregnant? How To Cope
The World of Weed: Smoking When Pregnant
The World of Weed: Smoking When Pregnant
Why Are Amniotic Fluid Levels in Pregnancy So Important?
Why Are Amniotic Fluid Levels in Pregnancy So Important?
Why Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Get a Massage
Why Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Get a Massage

Preparing for Birth

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
Getting Your Feet Wet in the World of Water Births
Getting Your Feet Wet in the World of Water Births
Feeling Cheated by Your Postpartum Hair Loss? Here Are Some Solutions
Feeling Cheated by Your Postpartum Hair Loss? Here Are Some Solutions
Is it Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?
Is it Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?
Get Ready for Baby — Here Are the First Signs of Labor
Get Ready for Baby — Here Are the First Signs of Labor
Why It’s Best to Delay Baby’s First Bath
Why It’s Best to Delay Baby’s First Bath
5 Best Postpartum Hair Loss Products to Restore Your Hair
5 Best Postpartum Hair Loss Products to Restore Your Hair
Experiencing Childbirth Naturally or With an Epidural?
Experiencing Childbirth Naturally or With an Epidural?
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