Posts Tagged ‘Pregnancy’

Pregnant? Frequent Heartburn? It Might be GERD

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

For women, the first experience with heartburn is often during pregnancy.

In fact, studies suggest that more than 50 percent of pregnant women will experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms during pregnancy. This is due to pregnancy-related hormones and pressure from the growing fetus. Symptoms of heartburn resolve in most of these women after delivery of the baby.

Think you might be one of the 60 million Americans with GERD? Check out my article in this month’s MetroKids magazine.

What’s the Rush?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

As the mom of a 14 year old, there’s always pressure to enroll my kid in the latest “enrichment” activity… Summer reading, music lessons, sports lessons… Fortunately, after a few years, you realize there are only so many hours in a day — and so many dollars in a budget — and you find a happy balance.

But woe to the soon-to-be new parents out there, who are now being told they need to enrich their child before he even has a chance to take his first breath. Take the BabyPlus Prenatal Education System, a product that straps onto Mom’s bulging belly, emitting 16 varied sounds that resemble a mother’s heartbeat.

For $149, your unborn baby has class twice a day for an hour, and the sonic pattern introduces her to a sequential learning process, based on the natural rhythms of the womb. (So the natural rhythms of the womb aren’t enough?) The rhythms of the sounds increase incrementally as the pregnancy progresses. Until what? The baby pops out snapping his fingers, doing calculus and demanding an iPod?

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Cool Baby Stuff — And a Great Cause, Too

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


If you're looking for adorably cozy onesies, toddler tees, burp cloths, nursing covers and much more, head over to www.babyurprecious.com. I love the look of the website, and the fun things they sell are even better.

They really care about moms and kids, too. Baby U R Precious is
partnering with Casa Teresa in Orange, California. 10 percent of your purchase
will go to Casa Teresa. This wonderful organization takes in homeless
pregnant women who have nowhere to go. They 
offer support and
encouragement as the women get back on their feet and prepare to be on their own. Visit their website for more information.

Jessica Alba’s Pregnancy Style

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The folks over at SporkFashion.com scored a fun interview recently. They talked with Jessica Alba about how pregnancy changed her style.  Check out the interview here.

I have to admit that, looking at her, I don't feel all that stylish when I think back to my own maternity clothes. But I love how she talks about taking her skinny jeans (and these are skinny jeans; scroll down on the Spork blog page to see them) and turning them into maternity jeans. She also takes a mini dress and wears it as a top.

While we non-celebrity moms may not be wearing all the latest designer-label ($$$) maternity clothes, we can steal some great tips from this mom-to-be who always looks fabulous. (And I love that Alba mentions that her shoes no longer fit! Boy, can we all relate to that or what?)