Is Being Pregnant Considered Being Plus-Sized?

Plus Size & Pregnant

Editor’s Note: We love receiving articles from our readers about their experiences and insight on being a plus sized woman.  This article was submitted by Kiera Edwards.  If you have an opinion that you want to share you can contact the Editor to submit an article.   So, I’m not one to get on a […]

Pregnant Women & Antidepressants: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?


Commonly-prescribed SSRI antidepressants should be given to pregnant women with “great caution” because the drugs could raise risk for miscarriage, premature birth and health problems in both mom and a newborn baby, a new study concludes. For the study, published in the Oct. 31 issue of Human Reproduction, researchers from several Boston-area hospitals reviewed previously […]

7 Tips To Save On Bringing Home Baby


Here’s a newsflash: it costs a lot to have a baby! A recent report from the USDA estimates the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 is a staggering $287,000. This represents a 25-percent increase over the past decade, thanks to the rising cost of groceries and medical care. The kicker? This […]

$33,000 Per Pound: The REAL Weight Loss Willpower


Last week I watched an interesting story on 20/20 called “Losing It: The Big Fat Trap”, which really shocked me on how much these weight loss companies and celebrities profit by endorsing their product. We’ve seen them all: Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Janet Jackson and the list goes on. All of […]

Dealing with Sensitive Skin and Children


There are a few skin disorders that can affect children. Here’s a couple that I’ve had experience with and some of the treatments I’ve used. Eczema Eczema is itchy inflamed skin. It’s believed to be caused by a reaction to an allergen. It can show up on many areas of the body. The key is […]

Susan G. Koman Cuts Ties To Planned Parenthood

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The news that Susan G. Koman For The Cure will no longer give money to Planned Parenthood left many women upset, confused and outraged over their decision. Women frowning upon their decision have commented on Facebook and blog posts since the news was announced. For years Planned Parenthood has been considered the nation’s leading sexual […]

Tips For Coping With A High Risk Pregnancy


Enduring a high-risk pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience of stress, fear and unknowns, leading to more questions than answers. Many of these moms adhere to strict regimes of bed rest; face major changes in lifestyle and relationships; and are subject to dozens of doctor visits and even surgery or medications to protect their unborn […]

Breastfeeding While Working Does Mix

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I recently encountered a young woman who was having her second baby and was stressing over how she could breastfeed and work. I’m a research nut so I subscribed to everything baby related and information about the subject to share with her. When it’s time to return to work you can start to bottlefeed the […]

Healing After Childbirth

Exhausted Mother and Baby

You probably had a long list of projects you planned to get done during your maternity leave. However, you now realize that you forgot one thing: This is not a vacation. Instead, it is a time to heal, to get to know your new baby and to learn how to be a mother. So forget […]