How to Cope with Severe Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy

When you first fall pregnant, feeling a little queasy in the morning can be a welcome sign that everything is progressing well. If it’s your first pregnancy it can even feel like an initiation into a special club – ‘yay,… Continue Reading >

Everything you should know about Listeria during pregnancy

Have you recently found out that you’re pregnant? What amazing news to receive! There’s nothing more exciting than the prospect of starting a family. However, I understand that this time can be a little nerve-racking, as you want to protect… Continue Reading >

Boost Your Pregnancy Compromised Immune System

By Kathy Fray Not since the Spanish Flu a century ago has the benefit of having a robust Immune System been so important to mankind, globally! However, pregnancy naturally weakens the immune system making women immuno-compromised. For a long time the… Continue Reading >

What instructions are your Maternity HealthCare Providers (midwives, obstetricians, doulas) receiving to keep You, your Baby, and Themselves safe during your Pregnancy ?

By Kathy Fray It is physiologically normal during pregnancy to naturally be immuno-compromised (it is part of how your body doesn’t reject growing your baby). But add into that fact, knowing that local Hospitals (where you may have been planning to give… Continue Reading >

What’s the difference between morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum

There’s one thing all women know to expect from pregnancy: morning sickness. Often it’s a touch of squeamishness that alerts us to the possibility that we’re pregnant – and sends us racing out the door to buy a packet (or… Continue Reading >

Pros and cons of a vegetarian diet during your pregnancy journey

Vegetarian diets have become increasingly popular for improving health – but can a vegetarian diet improve the likelihood of a safer, healthier pregnancy? Yes, it can. Vegetarian diets have been shown to improve fertility and promote a safer pregnancy. In… Continue Reading >

Bravado

Designed for women by women Designing maternity and nursing bras on a foundation of comfort and style is the only thing we do. Which is why moms have trusted us as experts in design for over 25 years. Unlike stretch marks, our award-winning bras… Continue Reading >

Unexpected Outcomes

Renee Adair   Pregnancy and birth offer us a new beginning, new hopes and dreams. As awaiting parents, we carry those hopes and dreams in our hearts and minds. Unfortunately, those hopes and dreams can be shattered by unexpected outcomes… Continue Reading >

If you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, here’s what you need to know

If you have a glucose test coming up or you’ve already been diagnosed with gestational diabetes (also known as GD), you might be concerned about the role it can have in your pregnancy. Between 3% and 8% of women develop… Continue Reading >

How To Protect Your Unborn Baby From Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

What all pregnant women need to know about CMV…   What is CMV: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus which comes from the herpes family of viruses. It is the most common infectious cause of disability in babies. 1-2 babies… Continue Reading >