If you're pregnant, you might be a little bit too familiar with advice from passersby concerning your pregnancy and the health of your baby. These ideas may be confusing, and ultimately it's up to you to determine what the right advice is. If you're struggling to find good advice about staying healthy while pregnant, here are a few tips to keep in mind and ask your doctor … [Read more...] about Staying healthy while pregnant this spring
Nesting is an impulse that can happen during the third trimester of your pregnancy. It includes any needs to organize, clean, or mentally prepare for your baby's arrival. Not every mother feels the need to nest, but many do have the urge to prepare for the arrival of their baby. Sometimes nesting can even extend past when your child is born. What are the signs of the nesting … [Read more...] about What expecting mothers need to know to cope with nesting
Pregnancy can be a very stressful time in your life, and that stress is usually not good for you or your baby. If you've been feeling stressed during your pregnancy, here are nine ways that you can destress. 1. Work remotely If it's possible in your profession, see if you can work remotely. Although working remotely can sometimes create difficulties, 82% of telecommuters … [Read more...] about How can soon-to-be-moms reduce stress during pregnancy?
Being a mom for the first time is a scary experience as it is. Add a global pandemic to the mix and you've got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience true terror. While being at home with your child can create amazing opportunities for bonding, it can also be stressful. Here are a few tips and coping tactics to help you juggle self-care and parenting through this … [Read more...] about How to juggle self-care and parenting during quarantine
If you're a soon-to-be mom, you're probably busy getting your home ready for your little one's arrival. But while you might have already addressed some of the most major concerns (like the ones that will keep you from experiencing a house fire, which happens every 86 seconds in the U.S.), there might be other hazards lurking in seemingly innocuous places. What's hiding in … [Read more...] about Painting while pregnant: should expectant moms stay away from VOCs?