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Top 10 Mocktails for the Holiday Season

Top 10 Mocktails for the Holiday Season

December is a time for celebration! Between Christmas and New Year’s, the festivities are not in short supply during this time of year. But when you’re pregnant, the celebrations may look a bit differently than before. Obviously, alcohol is off the menu… And nausea...

Top 12 Christmas Gifts for the Expecting Mama

Top 12 Christmas Gifts for the Expecting Mama

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year! If you know someone who’s expecting any time around the holidays, shopping for the perfect gift can become an overwhelming task. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 of the best Christmas gifts for the expecting mama,...

Magnesium: A Much-Needed Mineral During Pregnancy

Magnesium: A Much-Needed Mineral During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful and special privilege that us women get to experience, but it isn’t easy. Between the nausea, cravings, and fatigue, the symptoms of pregnancy can get pretty overwhelming. Thankfully, there are so many vitamins and minerals out there that can...

Air Travel is Safe for Pregnancy

Air Travel is Safe for Pregnancy

That darn groundhog saw his shadow this year, so hang tight as we hold on to 6 more weeks of cold weather. Or, for many who just can’t bear the cold any longer, take advantage of a spring break, exploring somewhere tropical, or just a little...

Morning Sickness Cures

Morning Sickness Cures

Ok, so morning sickness is different for everyone. It usually begins around 4-8 weeks…and typically lasts through the first trimester. However, some unlucky ladies will be sick longer, some for 40 weeks, and others it will come and go. For the very reason that Morning...

The Bubbly Big Deal: Effervescent Drinks for Pregnancy Nausea

The Bubbly Big Deal: Effervescent Drinks for Pregnancy Nausea

So what's the big deal with bubbles or the fancier term, effervescence? Why do I keep mentioning effervescence and what makes it so great?...A lot actually. The definition of effervescence, is gas escaping from a liquid solution, it's a chemical reaction!  I'll find...

You Gotta Solve a Problem

You Gotta Solve a Problem

I've watched enough Shark Tank to know, to be successful, you have to solve a problem.  I had a huge problem. Morning Sickness.  This thing is a 4 letter word in my world, and it nearly destroyed me for over 40 weeks with both my pregnancies.  Am I crazy to do it...

Is this Morning Sickness?

Is this Morning Sickness?

What in the heck is Morning Sickness?? That oh so queasy, can't get out of bed, can't smell or eat anything, and at the sight of your socks I might run to the toilet...? Yup, you've got it. The medical term for Morning Sickness is Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy...

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