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30 Halloween Costumes That Show Off Your Baby Bump

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30 Halloween Costumes That Show Off Your Baby Bump
They say, “if you’ve got it, flaunt it,” and your baby bump is no exception to this rule. Rather than skipping out on dressing up or looking for ways to hide your bump, this is the time to show it off. We think it’s one of the best Halloween accessories there is. From painted bellies to DIY costumes or ones you can buy online, here are some of the most creative Halloween costumes for pregnant Mamas like you.

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Must-Have Apps to Help from Pregnancy to Parenthood

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Must-Have Apps to Help from Pregnancy to Parenthood

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and they’re not wrong. While you likely don’t have a village to help, there are plenty of useful apps to fill in those gaps. From pregnancy trackers (you know the ones that’ll let you know when your baby is the size of a melon) to post-partum apps that track diapers, feedings, sleep, and more, there are tons of options out there.

We’ve downloaded more than we would like to admit and sorted through the best pregnancy and parenting apps, so you don’t have to. We’ve checked which ones pack the most helpful features, are easy-to-use, personalize, and sync. So when your hormones are surging and you’re sleep-deprived, you can pull out your phone and still stay on top of everything like the multitasking Supermom we know you are...

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Staying Active During Pregnancy: Answers to your Maternity Exercise Questions

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Staying Active During Pregnancy: Answers to your Maternity Exercise Questions

It was recently National Women's Health & Fitness Day, and we can't think of a better time to talk about the importance of staying physically active during pregnancy. When you're feeling achy or uncomfortable, it might not be top of your mind, but maternity exercise has some serious benefits. Did you know that exercising can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications and even help ease labor pains?

Staying active is recommended for most pregnant women, but there are important exceptions; read ahead for safety steps to follow before beginning a maternity fitness routine. To be clear, this is not about exercising for weight loss or appearance but more about keeping your body moving so that you are in tip-top shape come delivery day.

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20 Surprising Facts Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Your Newborn

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20 Surprising Facts Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Your Newborn

It doesn't take long to realize that babies are amazing! They're adorable and constantly growing, but these tiny little creatures are also quite complex and full of surprises. Sure, your doctors cover many bases when it comes to preparing you for that little one. Here are some facts we bet they didn't tell you.

Some are shocking or sound bizarre, but they are all true. Next time you stare down at your little one, feel free to marvel at their skills and all those inner workings that you had no idea existed. Now, spread the word to other Mamas, too!

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Setting Boundaries Before Baby Arrives: Keep the Peace Between You and Your In-laws

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Setting Boundaries Before Baby Arrives: Keep the Peace Between You and Your In-laws

Once your newest addition is born, everyone from your parents and siblings to your in-laws will want to spend time with that little cutie. While most of these interactions are full of love and good intentions, it doesn’t mean there won’t be moments that make us want to pull our hair out. 

When dealing with our own families, most don’t feel shy about vocalizing our needs and opinions. It can be harder to broach these topics with in-laws, especially if you have difficulty communicating or your relationship is already strained.

If thinking about this gives you anxiety, try to keep your cool and focus on actions you can take rather than worrying. Many parents have been in your shoes before, and the best way to navigate these situations is by setting clear boundaries early on.

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