Mocktail recipes to sip while getting ready for baby

There are a lot of things you should give up when getting ready to become a first time mother, but a great cocktail shouldn't have to be one of them. You can have your mojito, just without the rum! Here are some awesome mocktail recipes for your next party or special occasion. Sangria sans wine What's more refreshing and ideal for a garden party than sangria? Perhaps sangria, sans wine. The Kitchn has an easy recipe for yummy sangria that serves eight. Here's what …

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Sleep well while expecting: Help for pregnant women

Sleepless nights are totally normal when you're getting ready for baby, but at some point, you're going to need to catch some Zs for your health and the health of your unborn child. Expecting first time mothers are most likely to experience the most sleep problems in the third trimester, but don't be surprised if they occur earlier. Fortunately, there are some tricks to help you drift off more easily when pregnant!Drinking One of the biggest factors that will keep you up at …

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How do you measure ovulation?

Knowing when you ovulate is an important step in learning how to get pregnant naturally. But what exactly does that mean? The best time for you and your partner to have sex when trying to conceive is when you're ovulating. That's when your body releases eggs from your ovaries, enabling them to be fertilized. You can get pregnant even if you have sex near the time of your ovulation, but it's less likely, as the sperm has to survive until the egg becomes …

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Best low-impact exercises for newborn preparation

Even though first time mothers should be taking it easy while they're pregnant, engaging in some low-impact exercises can be incredibly beneficial to your health. However, it's important to find a good balance of relaxation and fitness. The Mayo Clinic noted that exercising while pregnant can alleviate back pain, help you avoid putting on extra pounds, improve your mood, increase your energy levels and stamina as well as help you sleep better. It can also make your baby …

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Kim Zolciak is having twins!

Kim Zolciak, former star of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and singer of "Don't be Tardy," just announced that she's pregnant - with twins!"I'm having twins and I couldn't be more excited," Zolciak, 35, told E! News. "I was completely shocked. I had no idea. It was a natural conception, but twins do run in the family, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised."The star is the furthest thing from a first time mother, with four …

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Why isn’t sugar good for newborn preparation?

It's not always easy to eat a balanced diet when pregnancy cravings abound, but for the sake of the baby, an effort should be made to limit your sugar intake. Yes, this is the time in your life when 300 extra daily calories is not only appropriate, but encouraged. However, be aware that your baby is eating whatever you eat, so try to cut back on anything that might be detrimental to your newborn's health.  CNN noted that sugar is actually necessary for the body to function - but …

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Natural pregnancy tips: 5 things to avoid when trying to conceive

Get ready to read a lot of labels and give up a few vices, because there are some things you should avoid when getting ready for baby.It should be noted that not everything detrimental to fertility can be avoided 100 percent. But cutting some toxins out of your life may just be the advantage you need to conceive.1. Phthalates The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that phthalates are chemicals that make plastic flexible, but also hard to break. They can be found in a variety …

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How to get pregnant naturally if you have polycystic ovaries

A recent study released a tip for women with polycystic ovaries on how to get pregnant naturally. According to the researchers, the simple timing of meals may improve the chances of conceiving for women with polycystic ovaries.The report noted that fertility is hindered in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome because the condition affects women's menstruation, hormones, ovulation and other processes that impact childbearing. The syndrome is closely linked with insulin production, …

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First time mother Hilaria Baldwin to give birth within the week

Hilaria Baldwin, best known for being married to actor Alec Baldwin, is due to give birth to a baby girl any day now. The 29-year-old yoga instructor and Baldwin have been fairly Instagram-happy, posting plenty of pics of them getting ready for baby. As is to be expected from someone of her profession, Hilaria has kept fit throughout her pregnancy through low-impact exercise. And while she looks ready to pop, the soon-to-be mom has been pulling off comfy-looking but chic maternity clothes …

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The best maternity clothes from Kate Middleton’s royal closet

Can first time mother Kate Middleton do no wrong? Her maternity clothes certainly didn't disappoint - the Duchess' outfits were as fantastic as ever, and perfectly suited her bump. Moms-to-be can draw some inspiration from Kate's wardrobe, even if their public appearances are less, well, publicized. Pre-baby style What was perhaps most striking about the lovely Kate's maternity wardrobe is that it wasn't a far cry from her outfit rotation pre-George. She …

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