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40 Weeks Pregnant: Dos and Don’ts

40th week. It’s difficult to say for beyond any doubt how huge your infant will be, however the normal infant weighs around 7 1/2 pounds and is around 20 crawls in length. His skull bones are not yet melded, which permits them to cover a bit on the off chance that it’s a cozy fit through the conception trench amid work. Show More Summary

What People On the East Coast Name their Babies

Posted by Laura Woods Rich with history, the East Coast is characterized by a fast-paced lifestyle, true seasons and an appreciation for exciting, urban landscapes. Whether you call this part of the country home, or you simply dream of life on the Atlantic, giving your little boy or girl a name prevalent in these states... Read More »

Tika Sumpter Radiates at Premiere of Obamas’ First Date movie, ‘Southside With You’

First time mom-to-be Tika Sumpter looked radiant in white while attending the Chicago premiere of her new Michelle & Barack Obama love story movie, Southside With You. The gorgeous and talented actress walked the red carpet and posed alongside her co-star Parker Sawyer who plays Barack and executive producer John Legend. This movie could be the breakout... Read More »

Eco-Friday: 10 Books to Read if You’re having a Vegan Pregnancy

Bellyitch RewindA few year ago, actress Emily Deschanel got some heat by continuing with her vegan diet while pregnant last year.   However, despite concerns, remaining vegan while pregnant can be done safely with the consultation of a doctor and nutritionist and maybe also by reading up on some recommended books on having a well-rounded vegan... Read More »

Yes, Here’s Another Article Shaming the ‘Bump Watch’ Press

Le sigh. Last month, author Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie revealed that she had kept her recent pregnancy private. “I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy,” she told the Financial  Times. “We don’t expect fathers to perform fatherhood.” And what did that noble move and statement spawn? Yet another... Read More »

Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist Kerri Jennings wins our ‘Mom with Best Abs’ award

Tonight, we’re rooting on our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings who is defending her three back-to-back Gold medals in Olympic beach volleyball. (update: she and her teammate didn’t advance but has a chance to win bronze) The 6’3? powerhouse was 5-weeks pregnant during the London 2012 games. She later gave birth to her... Read More »

You Can Get Rid Of Pregnancy Strechmarks, kinda 

What is more amazing than Kerri Walsh Jennings‘ abs is the virtual absence of stretch marks after giving birth to 3 kids. She may be among the small lucky group of women who have the elasticity in their skin naturally that is resistant to stretch marks. A lot of women who do get them want... Read More »

17 Unique Hebrew Baby Boy Names Rich In History and Meaning

Post by Tanvier Peart. Since ancient times, the Hebrew language has influenced everything from cultures to literature. And while its revival has found a home in modern times, this classical tongue continues to inspire so many people -- including parents on a quest to uncover the perfect baby name. Show More Summary

Review: VTech’s New 2 Camera monitor lets You keep an Eye on Two kids at a Time

Baby monitors have come a long way since I last had a baby. My interest was piqued at learning about one of VTech‘s new monitor that had a temperature sensor, split-screen viewing and the option to monitor more than one child or room at a time.  My goodness! Parents can now have a virtual high... Read More »

5 Timeless Wardrobe Essentials (Regular & Maternity)

There are certain articles of clothing and items that are timeless and never go out of style. These wardrobe elements outlast trends and are essential for every woman to own. They can be dressed up or down and mixed or matched with trendy pieces. Some of these items are included in my ebook, How to... Read More »

Celebrities who Have Opened About Suffering A Miscarriage

There is an ongoing and existing taboo about miscarriage. It isn’t discussed often and couples that go through it often deal with it on their own. It is more common than conventionally thought. The pain would be lessened perhaps if more were open about it. Over time, several celebrities have opened up about their own... Read More »

Year After Pregnancy Sidetrack, Nia Ali wins Olympics Silver 

“Being a mom and an elite athlete is difficult, but it’s very rewarding. I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said brand new Rio Olympics 100 meter hurdles silver medalist, Nia Ali, one year after a surprise pregnancy sidetracked her professional track career. The 27-year old and her teammates gold medalist Brianna  Rollins and bronze medalist... Read More »

Back to School: 5 School/Life Balance Tips for Kids

bellyitch rewind   As many children go back to school this month, several struggle in class, lose assignment sheets and notes, miss assignments and  forget to bring home books needed to complete homework if he or she is not organized.  There are tremendous benefits to teaching children executive functioning skills. These are the type of skills top... Read More »

First Ladies Do Influence Baby Names

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Christina Lavingia On the cover of a tabloid or briefly captured on the news, the first ladies of the United States attract a certain level of media fascination. The markers of first ladies’ legacies vary, ranging from the lasting humanitarian efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt to the cultural phenomenon that... Read More »

These are the Chores Most Moms Would Love to Outsource

I’ve always joked that if there was a mom lottery that the top prizes should be something like lifetime of laundry doing or a toy-pick up butler. Something, useful like that. But truthfully, there is a lot of multi-tasking involved with parenting and moms usually have way more roles and tasks than dads un mos... Read More »

Nia Ali and son Titus at Olympics

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Pregnant woman with plastic water bottle

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Pregnant Woman in Red Jumpsuit Wearing a Hat

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Workout and Errands Outfit

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Farmers' Market Morning

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