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Deciding When to Announce Your Pregnancy


Some believe that women should always wait until after their 12 week scan to announce their pregnancy. Others say that you should announce it as soon as you know. If you’re having a hard time deciding when the right time for you is, consider the pro’s and con’s below.   Announcing Early(Before 12 Weeks): Pro’s You get an early support system More assistance while ...


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Most Popular Baby Names


Having a hard time finding baby name inspiration? Check out the 10 most popular names. One of them might be the one for your baby! Girl Names Emma Oliva Sophia Isabella Ava Mia Emily Abigail Madison Charlotte Boy Names Noah Liam Mason Jacob William Ethan Michael Alexander James ...


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Pregnancy After 35


Becoming pregnant after the age of 35 has its pro’s and con’s. On one hand, women are typically much more emotionally and physically stable then they were 10 years ago. They are financially in a better place, more likely to still be with their partner, and generally wiser. On the other hand, there are increased health risks for mother and child. Here are the risks and how to avoid them...


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How to Handle Pregnancy at Work


After the excitement of finding out that you have a baby on the way, the reality of working while pregnant will set in. You may not realize how much of a challenge this can be until it happens to you. Here’s some tips and tricks for managing your pregnancy at work:   Things to Avoid Heavy lifting Standing for long periods of time Irregular or excessive hours   Stay C...


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What to Know About WIC


Women, Infant, and Children, or WIC, have been around since the 1960’s and most people have at least heard of it. But many don’t know much about it, and that can be detrimental in the event that you need it. As an expecting parent, here’s what you should know:  WIC Serves   Pregnant Women (up to 6 weeks post delivery) Breastfeeding Women (up to infant’s firs...


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How Health Insurance Affects Your Taxes


The connection between health insurance and taxes is foggy, at best. Most only know that if they don’t have insurance they will be penalized. We’ve rounded up the most important information for you.   Acceptable Types of Coverage Any insurance purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace “Grandfathered” individual plans from March 23rd, 2010 or earlier Job...


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Top Ways to Cope with Pregnancy Fatigue


If you’ve been finding yourself in a sleepy fog these days, know that it’s most likely normal pregnancy fatigue; especially if you are in your first or last trimester. It takes a tremendous amount of energy for your body to create and nurture a baby so it’s natural to feel that energy depletion. Here are some things you can do to ease the fatigue a bit: Rest This one seems like...


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Pregnancy After Miscarriage


Becoming pregnant after a miscarriage brings on a whole new set of joys and challenges. Some may not realize how different of a pregnancy experience it is. If you’re pregnant and have had a miscarriage, here’s what you can expect and how to get through it.   What to Expect: Mixed Emotions As you may have guessed, you will experience a whole range of emotions. You may feel both...


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How Much Maternity Leave Should You Take?


As you approach your due date, you may be thinking about how much time you will take off from work when your baby is born; it’s not an easy decision. Here are 5 things you should consider: Family and Medical Leave Act Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, is the U.S maternity and parental leave policy. It requires companies with 50 employees or more to allow for up to 12 weeks of unpaid l...


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10 Lifesavers for New Moms


Don’t be caught without these 10 lifesavers for new moms.    BabyConnect App: With the BabyConnect App, you can record feedings, nursing, naps, diapers, milestones, pumping, baby’s mood, temperature, his gps location, attach pictures, and more.    Baby Monitor: A good baby monitor allows parents to be a little more comfortable when leaving their little on...


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