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Three to Six in 14 Weeks

Three to Six in 14 Weeks

One year ago we were an average family. We had three children, ages 8, 6, and 2, and we were busy with the average family things like dance lessons, Scouts, sports and homework.
Surviving Bed Rest

Surviving Bed Rest

At first glance, the notion of bed rest might sound like a dream come true. A chance to rest up, catch some extra shut-eye and twiddle your thumbs while actually having the spare time to do so? It almost seems too good to be true.
Working That Waddle! (Exercise During Pregnancy)

Working That Waddle! (Exercise During Pregnancy)

Pregnancy offers an array of information and preparations to digest, and one area not to overlook is exercise. Attitudes toward pregnancy exercise generally fall into three camps.
Love It or Leave It

Love It or Leave It

Walking the aisles of any baby store can be intimidating and overwhelming. These humans are so tiny, and yet there is so much stuff we are told we need.
Lessons for the Labor Coach

Lessons for the Labor Coach

You’re in the home stretch of pregnancy and in mere weeks, you’ll be greeting your baby girl or boy for the first time! You may think all you have to do now is sit back and wait for Baby. Moms-to-be, feel free to take a nap. Dads, you’re officially up to bat.
Labor Day!

Labor Day!

The big day is finally here; your baby is ready to make his or her debut! So what happens between the first signs of labor and the arrival of your newborn?
Apps for the Expectant Mom

Apps for the Expectant Mom

Moms turn to lots of places for advice. Our own mothers, our friends, Dr. Google and, of course, our smartphones. “I had a million questions and wanted to track everything.
Almost There

Almost There

With diminished stomach space, pre-delivery jitters and a mile-long to-do list, expectant moms may be tempted to slack off on healthy eating as delivery day nears.
Be Well Postpartum

Be Well Postpartum

Throughout your pregnancy, you eat the right foods, drink plenty of fluids, rest and try to keep stress to a minimum. You might think once your baby arrives that you can relax your self-care regimen, but caring for yourself should remain a top priority to ensure the health of both of you.
Making Mom Friends

Making Mom Friends

As you feather your nest, don’t forget to give your social life a little love, too. Connecting with a community of women who can relate to the challenges of new motherhood will help you feel more supported and less stressed. Thankfully, Kansas City offers plenty of options.
Pregnant-zzzz: Getting the Sleep You Need When You’re Expecting

Pregnant-zzzz: Getting the Sleep You Need When You’re Expecting

Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can”—but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done. Just ask Emily Waggoner, who was surprised to find herself sleepless while pregnant with her daughter, Sarah, now 3.
Q & A: Prenatal Vitamins

Q & A: Prenatal Vitamins

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to preparing for a baby, but did you know that your body is one of the most crucial elements of that? You’ll probably hear a lot about what you shouldn’t do—no smoking, drinking or Jacuzzis—but what about what you should do? It’s important to eat well and maintain regular physical activity. Just don’t forget about the vitamins.
Take Back Your Pregnancy

Take Back Your Pregnancy

When I was newly pregnant, more than 11 years ago, I was over-the-top giddy—for about a week. Then I went to the doctor. And I bought a few pregnancy books. And I scoured pregnancy websites. A few weeks later, we announced our news to family and friends.
The Name Game: Choosing the Perfect Name for Baby

The Name Game: Choosing the Perfect Name for Baby

Among the many decisions you will make during your pregnancy lies one that will affect your child for his or her entire life. A baby’s name will be with him forever. No pressure, right? Choosing a name for your baby isn’t easy, so here are some tips that will help you to pick the perfect name to last a lifetime.
Cheating Childbirth

Cheating Childbirth

I missed out on the “Delivery Club”—as odd as that may sound. When moms get together, you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear some birth stories. It’s quite the momentous occasion! My first birth experience gives me some credibility for the Delivery Club, but it’s my second that makes me feel like I cheated.
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