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Tag Archive: pregnancy

Pregnancy Nutrition With Free Printable
February 17, 2017 11:00 am | by

Nutrition for pregnancy actually begins months before becoming pregnant. The March of Dimes recommends that all women of childbearing age take a folic acid supplement of at least 400mcg daily. This important vitamin prevents birth defects that affect the brain and spinal cord. The maternal stores of folic acid for the three months prior to getting pregnant determine baby’s brain and spinal cord development and helps prevent NTD (neural tube defects). Once pregnant, folic acid requirements increase to 600-800 mcg daily. Folic acid is obtained through vitamin supplements, prenatal vitamins and enriched food items such as cereal, breads and grains.

 
50+ Pregnancy and Baby Announcement Ideas
January 2, 2017 8:30 am | by

Are you expecting a new arrival and looking for some fun baby announcement inspirations? Well look no further – our Cotton Babies Mob Facebook Group members have shared some amazing ideas – everything from heart-warming to clever. Announce your new arrival, sign up for our free baby registry, and enjoy this time of celebration. Congrats on your big news! Seasonal Baby Announcement Ideas Lots of our inspirations centered around the time of the year and playing with themes from the season or holidays. © Nikki Campbell Jeffords © Mandy Determann © Katie Danielle Whiddon © Elizabeth Croinex © Kara Wade ©

 
Pregnant Mama Must-Haves
December 14, 2016 8:00 am | by

Here we go again… It’s time for baby #2! This time around, I feel like I have a better grasp of what I do and do not need.  I’m so grateful that I held on to a lot of my favorite products from my first pregnancy, but there are still a few things I’ve discovered since then that I’d like to get. So with these products in mind, here is my list of must-have items I’d recommend for pregnant mamas. My Must-Haves   1. Comfy Maternity Pants. This is a must. I’m only a few months pregnant and I’ve already busted them out this time

 
Reacting to My Fourth Pregnancy
August 23, 2016 4:07 pm | by

It was 5:00 am on Christmas morning. My husband was sleeping, blissfully unaware of the anxiety I was feeling as I laid awake next to him. I had just taken a pregnancy test and it was positive. No, this was not my first pregnancy test rodeo, but seeing that little blue line caused an old, familiar, mild panic to rise up in my body. Reality started sinking in; I was about to experience my fourth pregnancy. The evening before, Christmas Eve, is when 2 of my siblings joyously announced their pregnancies to our family. Which caused me to pause, re-count

 
Planning for Baby #2
August 16, 2016 11:00 am | by
Planning for Baby #2

Planning for #2 — We’d been trying for baby #2 for around a year or so now, and as soon as we found out that we were expecting, the “OH MY GOODNESS WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER BABY” mode kicked in. Since then, I’ve felt just about every emotion imaginable thanks to those ever-changing pregnancy hormones. It’s been almost four years since I had a baby, so I’m trying to take things slow, enjoy my time with my little guy and still prepare for our newest arrival! Here are a few things I’ve learned so far in planning for this second little

 
Postpartum Must-Haves
February 18, 2016 7:20 pm | by

I’ve had three children, and I’ve gotten better at figuring out exactly what I need for postpartum healing. Third time’s a charm, right? Here are some of my postpartum must-haves and what I’d recommend to a new mom who needs to recover from delivery.  Earth Mama Angel Baby New Mama Bottom Spray: Hemorrhoids, vaginal tears, swelling and just plain soreness. This is what happens after baby. Thankfully, New Bottom Spray has your back! 😉 I will never have a baby again without this stuff on hand. I used it in place of the numbing ointment the hospital gave me. I also

 
Real Mom Talk: The New Mom’s (TMI) Guide to Pregnancy
August 17, 2015 8:29 pm | by

Oh, how amazing it is to bring life into this world! Mothers should be worshiped and revered for the ultra-feminine and powerful babes that we are. After all, we are the reason humanity has continued to exist! What a blessing to be part of such a beautiful and mysterious gift. For you lovely ladies who are holding a positive pregnancy test for the first time, here’s some information that perhaps no veteran mommy has shared with you — because if you knew these things beforehand, you might never partake in the divine gift of childbearing. Consider yourself warned, because it’s

 
Real Mom Talk: Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Announcements
February 12, 2015 8:22 pm | by

Ahhh. Love is in the air. And it’s been a cold winter in some parts of the U.S., so let’s turn up the heat! You probably get the idea, but if not, I’m talking about BABIES, which research shows more are conceived during the beginning of the year 😉 Are you expecting a new bundle of joy? I was looking on Pinterest and found these ADORABLE ways to announce a new baby around Valentine’s Day! Here are a few ways you can announce a pregnancy around Valentine’s Day! <3 Some of the announcements I’ve seen are really adorable! I almost wish

 
Review: Bump Nest Pregnancy Pillow
January 30, 2015 11:50 am | by

Let’s talk about the Bump Nest Pregnancy Pillow. When I was expecting, I wasn’t sure I was going to need a special pregnancy pillow. A pillow is a pillow, right? Wrong! I received the Bump Nest pillow as a gift before I even had a baby bump. I felt reluctant to use it so early in my pregnancy, but hey — I also felt reluctant to wear maternity pants before I absolutely HAD to. Never again will I wait to use either of those things. DO IT NOW! Heck, do it even if you’re not even pregnant. The Bump Nest pillow,

 
Real Mom Talk: What I Didn’t Know About Pregnancy
September 2, 2014 4:37 pm | by

Due Date:  I thought there was no way I was ready to be a mom but when you hit the eighth month, you are so over being pregnant.  I just wanted my body back and to be able to move again.  I would often say during pregnancy, “I don’t care if I give birth to a dinosaur, just get this baby out!” So no matter how nervous or scared I felt to be a mom at 6 weeks, by 38 weeks I was ready for anything. Weight Gain:  I always thought I could eat whatever I wanted during pregnancy and it