How to Stay Hydrated While Pregnant

6 tips that will help you survive a winter pregnancy. Did you think a winter pregnancy would be easier than a summer one because it isn’t hot out? Eh… Not so much. During winter, our bodies have to adapt to the colder temperatures and drier air conditions. That’s right, winter actually carries out low humidity, […]

How to Get Over the Breastfeeding Hump

4 tips to get you through that rocky beginning. “Breastfeeding is awesome! It’s easy, it’s convenient, it’s free, it’s super healthy for you and baby – I love it and I can’t imagine feeding my baby any other way!” Yeah, sure. After a few months, maybe, but when my daughter was four days old, I […]

Vitamin C Skincare for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Everything you need to know about vitamin C skincare and 5 products we love for pregnancy and beyond. Looking like you’ve slept for 12 hours?!…. YES PLEASE! As all new mamas and mamas-to-be know, sleep is reserved for the charmed, if not the most very lucky of us out there. To be honest, I’d use […]

6 Pregnancy-Safe Bug Repellents

How to keep your skin (and baby) safe from bugs this summer. You can’t watch the news (or go on Facebook) without hearing about Zika and pregnancy . And where there’s info about Zika, there’s usually recommendations of DEET — the chemical most commonly found in conventional bug repellents in the US. DEET is hugely […]

3 Exercises for Your Pelvic Floor

A pelvic floor primer, plus 3 simple moves to keep it in shape. Whether it is to support your growing bundle of joy, improve sex, or jump back into your fashion-forward pre-pregnancy wardrobe, the pelvic floor is the portal to your desires and a complex muscle system that we often neglect. Indeed, we can’t see […]

How I Got My Baby to Sleep through the Night

Real moms share their “secret sleep sauce.” *We’ve partnered with Newton Baby to help your little one (and you!) get a better night’s sleep. Figuring out how to get your baby to sleep through the night is pretty much the holy grail for a new parent. And although you can read every book, follow the […]

Germs and Your Newborn

A pediatrician calms your nerves about germs and your baby. Bringing a baby into the petri dish that is NYC can be pretty scary. Even as adults, we try not to touch the subway poles, and we’re always tempted to put on a hospital mask when passing through Times Square. It’s no wonder that when […]

8 Annoying Pregnancy Skin Issues

And how to fix them with natural, pregnancy-safe skincare products. I don’t think anyone told me I was “glowing” either time I was pregnant. I’m not sure that is the word I would have used to describe me in the early months, either — nauseated is more like it, or tired. Add to that some […]

7 Hospital Bag Essentials to Breastfeed Your Newborn

Breastfeeding is supposed to be one of the most natural things a mother will do. It’s portrayed on social media — and by that unicorn mama you met at the park — as beautiful and effortless. But you may not feel like a breastfeeding goddess those first few days as a new mama. Sometimes the […]

A Birth Story in Pictures

This is what having a baby looks like. My son was born on his due date, which I know is rare. I had moments in the days leading up to his birth where I’d have an intense cramp and think, “Oh this could be it!” and then 30 minutes later, they would be completely gone. […]