The joy of your life has been born. Now, in between sleepless nights and restless days, you’re plotting how you can shed some of the weight gained during your pregnancy. While it might be tempting to create a diet and exercise plan to lose weight quickly, you must remember to respect your body, your health, and your baby’s health with intelligent diet and exercise choices. Your Diet Many new mothers actually gain weight following childbirth. This is completely normal. A new mother who is ... Continue Reading
Respect your body, your health, and your baby’s health while losing the pregnancy weight.
The SocialMoms Blog of the Week is The Mommyhood Project – Where Cortney shares her journey to becoming a mom.
Congratulations to The Mommyhood Project: the SocialMoms Blog of the Week! I'll admit it, I'm possibly a little nostalgic about being pregnant and having babies. My youngest just turned five and is starting Kindergarten in two months. Since I'm not up for having a fourth kiddo, I decided to follow Cortney's journey to motherhood instead! I recently chatted with Cortney about her site: SM: What was your inspiration for starting your site? I love to write and have been blogging for ... Continue Reading
As a new mom or mom-to-be, finding a dress that fits just right can be challenging. Here are some tips on finding a dress that’s perfect for you that will look great all season.
Sun, heat, humidity and days at the beach are here. Jeans and sweaters are being set aside as we reach for lighter fabrics and colors. As a new mom or mom-to-be, finding a dress that fits just right can be challenging. Here are some tips on finding a dress that’s perfect for you that will look great all season: Straight As A dress with an A-line shape is the perfect partner in crime for women with hourglass or pear-shaped figures. The line of the skirt will skim over your hips, while ... Continue Reading
Reasons to consider banking your newborn’s cord blood.
As a practicing obstetrician, I encourage my patients to consider saving their newborn’s cord blood and placenta blood stem cells for two important reasons. First, cord blood stem cells are used to treat as many as 80 life-threatening blood disorders. Second, important strides are being made in the field of regenerative medicine which is using these stem cells to build different types of tissue. In the future, they could potentially be used for traumatic injuries, diabetes, Parkinson’s ... Continue Reading
In “Oh, Baby!” Tia Mowry gives hilarious advice on motherhood, pregnancy, and being a wife.
A generation of women grew up watching Tia Mowry on Sister, Sister. Like a best friend, Tia always told it like it was with hilarity and compassion. Now those same fans (and new ones too) can enjoy her hilarious advice on a new topic: motherhood. In Oh, Baby! (on sale now) Tia shares everything about being pregnant, being a working mom, and her relationship with her husband. She talks about her personal experience with cravings (she couldn’t have done it without sourdough bread and ... Continue Reading
The best maternity fashion choices for the working woman.
Pregnancy can be one of the most amazing experiences a woman goes through. Unfortunately, it can have the opposite effect on her wardrobe. If she isn't careful, she can be subjected to outdated, oversized maternity clothes that do not complement her body. Just because a woman is expecting a baby does not mean she has to compromise her sense of style and poise in the workplace. Since today’s fashion translates into many different cultures, sizes, body types and life stages, women do not have to ... Continue Reading
Organizational and storage tips to make your nursery clutter-free and clear.
Having a baby calls for many resources, which can seemingly pile up in all corners of your nursery. Many new and expecting parents acquire an enormous amount of clothing, baby bedding, toys, baby blankets, bath, baby care and grooming items. Don’t let your closet turn into a hoarding frenzy. There are several ways to make your nursery appear roomy and neat. All it takes is a little planning and finding creative ways to conserve space. Here are several storage space ideas to get the most use ... Continue Reading
Pregnancy cravings? Opt for a healthy weight gain with these nutritious snacks.
Pregnant, again. It really amazes me what women go through to have children. It is very easy to forget about all the negative things in pregnancy once you hold your baby for the first time. This was the case for me, at least.This being my second pregnancy, I am yet again reminded how long 9 months really lasts. I have dealt with morning sickness, fatigue, round ligament pain, ovarian cysts, and more recently heartburn, constipation, and sleepless nights. I've also noticed that my baby bump ... Continue Reading
One opinion on what to pack in your hospital bag for giving birth.
As I approach the due date of my second child I finally got my hospital bag packed and it sure looks different than my first one. What's the difference? Well, I have a lot less packed this time around, that's for sure. When I packed my hospital bag the first time, I read articles and asked for advice. The problem was, everyone had slightly different opinions so I ended up packing everything suggested. You live, you learn. After not using half of what I packed, I decided this time I would ... Continue Reading