How to Feel More Confident During your Pregnancy

How to Feel More Confident During your Pregnancy

by Charlie Fletcher

You deserve to be celebrated as you go through your pregnancy (by yourself and others). Here's how to nurture your comfort, well-being, and confidence.

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The Best Ways to Buy Maternity Clothes on the Cheap

by ParentCo.

Just the term “buying maternity clothes” is enough to make the frugal-minded among us cringe. But it's totally possible to do it economically.

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From Twilight Sleep to Push Presents: How Birth Has Changed Through the Decades

by ParentCo.

Since the dawn of time, the process of birth has evolved. But no period in history has seen such monumental change as we have in the last several decades.

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This Is What Pregnancy After an Eating Disorder Looks Like

by ParentCo.

The active part of my eating disorder was many moons ago, but my recovery is ongoing. Especially when I'm faced with gaining 30 to 50 pounds in nine months.

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Top 10 Items to Add To Your Baby Registry

by Charlie Fletcher

Putting together a baby registry can be overwhelming. Which products do you actually need? Which ones should you avoid? Here's where to start.

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An Open Letter to Preeclampsia

by ParentCO.

Sure, I would've preferred a nice hotel and massage, but three weeks on an intermittently-inflating bed and five AM blood draws were a close approximation.

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How to Set Up a Nursery on a Budget

by Daddy Jones

Picking colors, decorating, filling up the room with furniture, and buying the cutest baby clothes are all fun, but you don’t have to break the bank doing it.

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I'm Not Ashamed I Took Antidepressants During Pregnancy

by ParentCo.

I was definitely a calmer and happier person as she entered the world. Although I was still somewhat depressed, I was much more prepared and confident.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Taking a Paternity Leave

by ParentCo.

For one, it's not a “sadaddical."

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My Pregnant Body: Confronting Shape, Race, and a New America

by ParentCo.

Being in a body that temporarily feels as though it's not my own, changing in ways that garner attention and judgement has given me new awareness of our world.

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Why We’re Choosing to Have Our Baby in Mexico

by Danielle E. Owen

We were (pleasantly) surprised by those two little lines, but we had no clue what we were going to do. Here's how we decided where we were going to have our baby.

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Registry 101: Tips and Tricks for Creating Your Baby Registry

Registry 101: Tips and Tricks for Creating Your Baby Registry

by Caitlen Patton Smith

Most expecting parents agree that creating a baby registry is an important, yet overwhelming, part of the planning process. Here's where to start.

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5 Steps for a Body-Positive Pregnancy

by Charlie Fletcher

Pregnancy is truly a time of metamorphosis, a transition from one phase of life to another. It takes time, patience, and self-compassion to navigate.

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18 Brilliant Ways to Care For Your Pregnant Wife or Partner

by ParentCo.

Pregnancy is, for many women, one of the most emotionally wrought and physically challenging experiences in life. Here are 18 ways to support your partner.

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Surviving Pregnancy Without My ADHD Medication

by ParentCo.

When the day to day needs of ADHD medication are at odds with pregnancy, it can be a tough road to travel. One mother tells the story of her journey.

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How to Advocate for Yourself in the Delivery Room

by Charlie Fletcher

Birth is not going to go exactly as you had imagined, planned, or expected. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to be your own best advocate in the delivery room.

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The Ultimate List of 100 Baby Names Inspired by Jane Austen

by ParentCo.

It's been 200 years since the English novelist Jane Austen died, but this list of names inspired by her work still feel classically fresh.

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The Surprising Science of Dads in Pregnancy and Postpartum

by ParentCo.

Fathers have a huge impact biologically and emotionally through conception, pregnancy, and the postpartum period, but they are underserved in medical care.

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Can a Feminist Have a Gender Reveal Party?

by Julia Pelly

My son is already living in a world, and a state, that's determined to keep things binary. I won’t be another person who does the same. 

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5 Things to Consider When Naming your Baby

by ParentCo.

Choosing a name for another person is no easy task. The possibilities are endless, but keeping these factors in mind can help narrow it down.

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Quebec City: a Babymoon With Parisian Charm Without the Cross-Atlantic Haul

by ParentCo.

Many women dream of taking a babymoon to Paris. But a transatlantic flight and a high price tag aren't always ideal. Enter Quebec City. The best reason why Quebec City is a top babymoon destination: Its must-see list isn’t overwhelming. If you’re there for a few days, there’s no reason you can’t justify a late afternoon nap.

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The 6 Biggest Lies I Believed Before Having Kids

by Nina Palmo

Just about all of us had a few wrong ideas about raising kids before we became parents ourselves. Some of these ideas might have been based on our own wacky ideas of how we would do things differently than everyone else. Other ideas we take for granted as new parents, only to realize later how laughable the idea was. 

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I Wouldn’t Wish Labor Pains on My Worst Enemy, But I Would on My Husband

by ParentCo.

I wouldn’t wish labor pains on my worst enemy. But I would wish them on my husband. Without the benefit of actual experience, it’s impossible to develop the true understanding that empathy requires.

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Why I'm Tired of the Unsolicited "Just Wait Until" Parenting Tips

by ParentCo.

I understand that for the most part, people mean well. So usually these "let me warn you" statements are intended to either commiserate slightly over the difficulties that all parents go through, or to give you a friendly bit of advice over what you can come to expect. What ever happened to the old adage that if you don’t have anything good to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all? 

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