Entries by Monique

Photography project captures how breast feeding really looks

Suzie Blake is a photographer and Mum to two boys. While breast feeding her sons she found that images of women breast feeding in the mainstream media didn’t look like her own experience of breast feeding. So she set about challenging those ideals with her photography project “What Does Breastfeeding Look Like?”. How did the […]

How many diapers does a baby really need in the first 3 months?

by Sabrina Garibian posted in Pregnancy How many diapers does a baby really need in the first 3 months? About a million. When I read in my pregnancy and parenting books that a newborn will go through 7-12 diapers a day at first, I didn’t believe it. I could not imagine changing that many diapers […]

Pregnancy exhaustion is no joke, folks

by Michelle Stein posted in Pregnancy When I was pregnant with my very first baby, my daily routine was highly predictable. After throwing up on the side of the road in the middle of my drive to work (and then about an hour after arriving,) I would graze on food for the rest of the […]

What I would do differently with my second pregnancy

by Jamie Reed posted in Pregnancy Now that my baby is turning 6 months old next week (how?!), we’ve decided it’s time for another baby. Just kidding, it’s not time for a new baby, but my husband and I have decided we’d like another baby one day! Coming to this decision had me thinking a […]

19 things that actually take longer than the end of pregnancy

by Melissa Willets posted in Pregnancy The end of pregnancy is torturously long. It’s actually hard to think of too many things that take longer. But I managed to come up with a few, such as… 1 – Translating the entire Harry Potter series into Russian 2 – Driving from Seattle to Maine with three […]

In the future, blood tests could predict your due date

by Claudia Boyd-Barrett posted in Pregnancy Scientists are working on a blood test that could one day predict your due date without the need for an ultrasound or asking you to remember when you had your last menstrual period. The test, which is still being developed, may also be used to detect whether you’re at […]

Celebrating the arrival of twins: 29 incredible birth photos

by Sara McGinnis posted in Pregnancy Way before I had children of my own I actually thought it would be “fun” to have twins. Easy-breezy, walk in the park, two at a time. When I finally welcomed my first son and experienced just how much work babies can be, I chuckled at my naïveté. One […]

6 things to think about before you head to the hospital

by Sabrina Garibian posted in Pregnancy I’m about to give birth to my fourth child, and I forgot about all the things you need to think about before you head to the hospital to deliver, so I’m scrambling to get everything ready for our new baby’s arrival. I made a checklist for myself that I thought […]