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

100 Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas (Sure to Spread Holiday Cheer)Best Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
25 Best Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement Ideas25 Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement Ideas (To Upstage the Turkey)
Halloween Pregnancy Announcement Ideas25 Aww-Inspiring Halloween Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
25 Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcement Ideas (To Fill Everyone’s Hearts)Wonderful Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
50 Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Grandparents50 Adorable Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Grandparents
25 Twin Pregnancy Announcement Ideas25 Twin Pregnancy Announcement Ideas (Twice as Fun)
25 Second Pregnancy Announcement Ideas (Fun Ways to Share the News)25 Second Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
50 Best Sibling Pregnancy Announcement Ideas50 Adorable Sibling Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
Looking for Ways to Tell Husband You’re Pregnant? (We’ve Got 50!)50 Unforgettable Ways to Tell Your Husband You’re Pregnant
When to Announce Pregnancy (And Information on the 12-Week Rule)When to Announce Pregnancy (Should You Wait?)
25 Easter Pregnancy Announcement IdeasTell All Your Peeps: The 25 Best Easter Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
100 Maternity Photoshoot Ideas (For That Special Time)Maternity Photoshoot Ideas (100 to Choose From)

Being Pregnant

Folic Acid Benefits During PregnancyFolic Acid Benefits in Pregnancy (How Much to Take)
Tonal Fitness Review 2020Tonal Home Gym: Worth the Money? (2020 Review)
Best African Black Soaps of 20205 Best African Black Soaps (2020 Reviews)
15 Early Pregnancy Symptoms That Women ExperienceDo You Have One Of These Early Pregnancy Symptoms?
Treat the Girls Right: A Maternity and Nursing Bra Size GuideHow to Size Maternity and Nursing Bras
Figuring Out Maternity Clothing Sizes (Without Losing Your Mind)How to Size Your Maternity Clothes
Our Top Choices for the Best Petite Maternity ClothesOur 13 Best Petite Maternity Clothing Picks of 2020
17 Comfortable and Fashionable Maternity Clothing Items for the OfficeBest Maternity Work Clothes: What to Wear to Work While You’re Pregnant
13 Best Maternity Dresses for Fashion and Comfort (2020 Picks)13 Stylish Maternity Dresses That You’re Going to Love
Should You Even Bother With Maternity Clothes? Brands to Make You Say “Yes”Best Maternity Clothing Brands: Where to Shop for the Next Nine Months
The Ultimate Pregnancy Checklist (Month By Month)The Ultimate Pregnancy Checklist to Get You Through Each Month
Best Pregnancy Heating Pads of 20205 Best Heating Pads for Pregnancy (2020 Reviews)

Preparing for Birth

25 Best Baby Shower Songs25 Baby Shower Songs (Everyone Will Enjoy)
Magical Baby Names (To Give Your Child a Powerful Start in Life)Magical Baby Names for Boys & Girls
100 Space Baby Names (Cute And Adorable)100 Intergalactic Space Baby Names
Greek Mythology Baby Names (So Cool You’ll Want One for Yourself)Top 100 Best Greek Mythology Baby Names
100 Baby Names That Mean Fire (And Interesting Facts About Them)Top 100 Baby Names That Mean Fire
The Ultimate List of 100 Baby Names That Mean Water (To Help You Find the Right Name)Top 100 Baby Names That Mean Water
Warlock, Wizard, and Witch Baby Names100 Warlock, Wizard, and Witch Baby Names
How to Plan a Baby Shower (Checklist & Games)How to Plan a Baby Shower (Checklist + 5 Game Ideas)
What to Write in a Baby Shower Card (From Funny to Religious)What to Write in a Baby Shower Card
The Stages of Labor (Step-By-Step Guide)The 3 Stages of Labor And What to Expect In Each
Baby Cost Calculator for 2020 (The Real Cost Of Having A Baby)The Real Cost Of Having A Baby In America Today (With Calculator)
13 Best Baby Memory Books to Celebrate the MilestonesLook Back on the Early Years with the Best Baby Memory Book