Jacqueline Tourville is a freelance writer and coauthor of the book, Big, Beautiful and Pregnant. A regular BabyZone.com contributor since 2009, Jacqueline’s writing has also appeared in Fit Pregnancy, the Huffington Post, Spoonful.com, and Parenting New Hampshire, where she writes a monthly travel column. Upon her thousandth reading of Fancy Nancy, she decided to try her own hand at writing children’s books, and her first picture book, Albie’s First Word, about the childhood of Albert Einstein, will be published in 2014. Jacqueline lives in Maine with husband and two young daughters. Connect with her on Twitter (@missmashable) or stop by jacquelinetourville.com to say “hi! “
When these celebrity parents say, “eat your veggies!”—they really mean it! Here are seven famous moms (and a dad!) raising their children as vegetarians and vegans.
As Mad Men kicks off its seventh and final season, what better way to commemorate your love of this classic show than by giving your baby one of these retro cool names? Dick Whitman approves!
We don’t shower too frequently, and the last time we pee’d with the door closed? Please! However, there’s one thing we all have in common. We wouldn’t trade the #momlife for anything. Check out the celebration of mommyhood taking place on a Twitter feed near you.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. Well, not exactly. Here are seven celebrities who announced their pregnancies and engagements (or weddings!) almost simultaneously.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… and something to show off your beautiful bump, too! For pregnant brides-to-be, here are seven maternity wedding dresses worthy of wearing on your big day.
I admit it. I really, really, really wanted to have a water birth. The urge struck when I found out I was pregnant with baby No. 2. I watched a video of a home water birth, and the notion of birthing my baby while peacefully submerged in a warm tub of water seemed so serene, tranquil, and right compared to my experience with hospital birth.
Did I end up having one? Not even close. Due to some complications that arose towards the end of my pregnancy, I delivered via emergency Cesarean section. Everything turned out fine, and my baby was born healthy, but I was left struggling for months afterward with trying to reconcile the birth I got with the birth I had so very much wanted. In plain terms, a part of me felt like a water birth failure.
With some perspective, I can now see that ignoring certain warning signs and sticking with my plan to birth at home, in water, would have no doubt led to negative consequences. Water birth is not for everyone. It wasn’t for me. And now a new report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics calls into question whether any woman (or baby) benefits from birthing in water.
Infertility can be an incredibly stress-inducing experience for any couple, as I can tell you from my own firsthand experience. But here’s something: Once other physical issues have been ruled out, could it be the stress itself that’s thwarting your conception efforts? A new study from researchers at Ohio State University sheds more light on the role preconception stress plays in fertility issues.
Has Baby outgrown another size? Give gently used baby clothes and gear a second life by donating to one of these charities that help out moms and children in need.