Topic: Pregnancy & Health

You Are Taking Crazy Pills If You Miss Being Pregnant

You Are Taking Crazy Pills If You Miss Being Pregnant

I did not like being pregnant at all. The kicker was, I had a great pregnancy experience without any health issues to speak of. I’m not here to brag—I’m just stating facts that prove that even though my pregnancies were “uneventful,” I still wasn’t having a good time. I was more than happy to see that nine month stretch of uncertainty go, and I do not miss it one bit. More »

Rosie Pope Tells Mommyish How To Keep A Marriage Sexy

Rosie Pope Tells Mommyish How To Keep A Marriage Sexy

Summer is upon us and the kids are out of school, which can mean even less time for yourself and your partner. What do you do when you’re a parent, you’re relationship needs some TLC, and a house full of kids makes sneaking off for a romantic weekend impossible?  Rosie Pope – one of today’s most relatable parenting experts and star of Bravo’s hit show “Pregnant In Heels” – wants to remind you that there are little things you can do to keep the spark alive. More »

10 Things No One Tells You About Recovering From A C-Section

10 Things No One Tells You About Recovering From A C-Section

If you are like me, and planned on having a vaginal birth only to be met with a c-section, you may be totally unprepared for what to expect in the weeks following it. I honestly wish I had some idea of what was in store, because I felt a little out-to-sea. If you are recovering from a c-section – or have one planned – here are some things you should know about your recovery. Don’t let the icky details freak you out too much – if you are the kind of person who likes to be prepared – read on. If not, don’t worry about it. You’ll get through it regardless. I did. More »

The Only Person Who Wants To See Your Ultrasound Picture Is Your Mom

The Only Person Who Wants To See Your Ultrasound Picture Is Your Mom

I was so excited for our first ultrasound. I was thrilled for the opportunity to actually make out some limbs and a skeletal system on the little being I was housing. That little alien-looking baby was mine – and I loved him from first glimpse. It’s a little hard to be objective about these things when said alien-baby is in your womb. Don’t be surprised if others aren’t as thrilled as you are to see its image. More »

10 Of The Most Adorable Pregnant Wedding Dresses, EVER

10 Of The Most Adorable Pregnant Wedding Dresses, EVER

This is the new millennium, y’all. Even though I was raised very religiously and come from a conservative corner of the United States (Texas), I’d like to think that most people don’t give a rat’s ass about a couple’s business when they get married. Most of us are happy to celebrate any couple willing to commit their lives to each other—even with an elephant, or baby bump, at the altar with them. More »

Don’t Call This 16-Year Old’s Tragically Ended Hidden Pregnancy A “Botched Home Birth”

Don't Call This 16-Year Old's Tragically Ended Hidden Pregnancy A "Botched Home Birth"

I had both of my babies via planned c-section. Even before finding out I would need a c-section with my first pregnancy I never would have considered home birth- the idea of it makes me nervous and I don’t live close enough to a hospital to feel comfortable if something were to go wrong. I am definitely one who prefers the reassurance of nurses everywhere and an OR close by for the worst case scenario. More »

10 Baby Shower Games That Don’t Suck

10 Baby Shower Games That Don’t Suck

It’s no secret that I absolutely detest baby shower games. I enjoyed my own baby shower precisely for that reason—my close friend hosting the shower was kind enough to ask if I wanted games or not. I did not hesitate to give her a big fat NOPE and went on to enjoy my shower with my husband—where we mixed and mingled with all of our friends and family without the constant pressure of the dreaded clothespin game. More »