5 Pregnancy Must-Haves

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5 Pregnancy Must-Haves

I’m about 11 weeks pregnant.  It’s a relatively new thing for me, but over the past several weeks and months I’ve done plenty of research on that first trimester, the symptoms it brings about, and solutions to combat those symptoms.  Although I’m told the morning sickness and fatigue will soon wear off for a while (and luckily a lot of the common first trimester symptoms haven’t hit me hard), I know I still have a lot of changes and adjustments to look forward to over the next few months!

A few things I’m not looking forward to are the weight gain, the loss of sleep, and those frequent trips to the bathroom.  But I’m sure I will survive!  Today I’m sharing 5 pregnancy must-haves for self-care. [Read more…]

The Stork OTC Home Conception Aid + Giveaway

This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
The Stork

Today we are talking about a topic that is important to so many women out there: trying to conceive.  Did you know that 1 in 6 U.S. couples have difficulty conceiving?  Infertility is a serious issue, causing personal stress, as well as strains on relationships, and unfortunately coming up with a solution to infertility is not cheap.  Multiple trips to the doctor’s office for fertility assessments and treats take up a lot of time and money, and often couples are forced to do artificial insemination or  in vitro fertilization procedures, which is very expensive and does not always work.

But now some couples may be able to avoid all these extra measures.  The Stork OTC is a home-use conception aid that combines an innovative applicator and an established conception technique, cervical cap insemination.  The product is used in the privacy of your own home and is sold over the counter.  The Stork OTC is a first-step treatment option for couples to try before using more invasive and more costly procedures. [Read more…]

Pregnancy and Parenting Advice at EverydayFamily

So many of my friends and family members have had babies in the last year, and many more are expecting!

EverydayFamily.com is a great site for parents and parents-to-be.   Whatever stage in life your family is in, you are sure to find some valuable infromation.  It is a great source for getting pregnancy advice.  Whether you are thinking of conceiving, having trouble conceiving, or you are already pregnant, you can find articles and information on the ins and outs of a pregnancy, and even trying to Conceive Stories

And if you’ve already had a baby, you can not only get answers to all your questions but you can also check out their week to week guide on babies.  And they have a printable baby log to help you keep up with feeding and sleep times, diaper changes, and medicines.  And if that wasn’t enough, you can also order your baby announcements in less than 5 minutes on their site.

Then they have a section about toddlers. It has articles on toddler development and milestones.  There’s also a printable toddler journal where you can record sleep times and meals, as well as things to look back on in the future like new words spoken, places you went, and anything new your child did.

Don’t have a baby or toddler?  The site also has general parenting articles on a number of topics from homeschooling to being a single mom.

Apart from providing you with information EverydayFamily.com is also community site, complete with forums and groups so that you can get information from other moms and would-be moms like yourself.  And you can also find free baby stuff and enter contests and sweepstakes!