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We recently asked our Gulf Coast Mom contributors about their must-have items they packed in their hospital bags. Knowing what to bring can be challenging, especially for first-time moms! Here’s a checklist to help you get started. Yoga Pants “Yoga pants...
As a new mom or a mom-to-be, we want things to be perfect for our new bundle of joy. We read books, go shopping, make registries for all of the latest and greatest baby gear, set up nurseries, buy...
There’s something I learn with every pregnancy but my third pregnancy taught me the most about being strong.  With the first I Googled all.the.things and did what most typical mamas do. With my second pregnancy I assumed I knew everything...
Maternity leave is not what a mother is “supposed” to think about when she realizes she is expecting. I don’t know that I have ever talked to anyone who admitted that one of their first thoughts was fear about...
One of the first tasks as a new (or soon-to-be) parent is to select a pediatrician for your child. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the routine newborn examination take place anytime during the first twenty-four hours of life....
Raise your hand if you spent three hours in a class learning what birth would be like — including the drugs you could take to ensure you hardly experienced it at all — but only three minutes learning what...
Like most health issues primarily affecting women, the overwhelming compulsion to touch strangers (OCTS) lacks adequate research. As such, Science is yet to discover a reliable cure. Though offenders belong to all genders, victims are primarily females of any...
In case you missed the memo, prying about a person's reproduction plans isn’t cool unless that person is your partner. During my first pregnancy, someone I hadn’t seen in about five years decided she needed to know whether the impending...
We had been trying to get pregnant for a few years and after a few miscarriages, this pregnancy was such a wonderful surprise. All of our family and friends were waiting for news of our anatomy scan. I’ll never...
Mardi Gras is a fun time of the year filled with King Cakes, parades and good eats! If you are expecting this Mardi Gras season, you do not have to miss out on the activities (unless recommended by your...

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