Pregnancy is dependent upon hormones, but the common anti-bacterial ingredient triclosan may interfere with the pregnancy hormone estrogen. Triclosan also gets passed on through breast milk. Learn more.
If youíre considering taking an early home pregnancy test this month, youíre far from alone. The 4-6 weeks following Valentineís Day are when the most home pregnancy tests are sold.
Miss drinking iced tea during pregnancy? Of course you do. What else can quench thirst, invigorate and revive like iced tea? We have what you're looking for. New Hey Mama! Teas are here and in this blog post, I'll tell you why you're going to be so happy they are.
Ready to show your Irish pride? We have limited quantities of Scotch Naturals pregnancy nail polish in stock in varied shades of green for your St. Patrick's Day festivities. See them now.
Having a pregnancy mask on the face is a common experience for a majority of pregnant women. Learn what it is, how to improve your chances of avoiding it, and how to treat it if you do get it.
Valentine's Day is almost here but if you and your partner are expecting, this holiday may be fraught with additional expectation or emotion. Or not. Each woman is different, and the effect of pregnancy on feelings, emotions and sexuality are unique to her. Pregnancy can mean that a couple shares more physical intimacy...or less. It can bring them closer together emotionally, or highlight distances, like it did for me when I was pregnant. Let's get a little intimate and chat about intimacy before this Valentine's Day.
Winter does a number on our skin, and our most sensitive facial skin is on our lips. If you're battling dry, chapped lips, here are 6 pregnancy-safe tips for you. Treating pregnancy chapped lips is easy to do.
Even if you're not a "New Year's Resolution" kind of woman, you can handle this suggestion for just one thing you can resolve to do this year while you're pregnant. Check out the Materni-Talk blog for pregnancy tips, news, interviews and more.
With some medications off limits during pregnancy, how do you start feeling better when you get a cold or flu? Here are some safe, natural ideas to help.
For any size budget, here are 10 great gift picks to give to a pregnant
woman. Starting at DIY gift ideas and inexpensive stocking stuffers for $9.99, take a look at our fun, original ideas for holiday
Maternitique owner Tara Bloom interviews herbalist Amy Paolinelli, the founder and formulator behind the unique 3Girls Holistic maternity skin care line, the newest line of organic skin care for pregnant and new mothers. They discuss herbal safety during pregnancy, post childbirth surprises and staying healthy during cold and flu season while pregnant.
your pregnancy making this holiday season more stressful than usual? We
recommend getting yourself some Scotch. See why...
Take a deep breath, Mom. January is almost here. Your baby will be here before you know it and pregnancy a mere memory. Until then, enjoy
the holidays a little more and stress a little less with these tips for
pregnant mothers (and all mothers!).
Learn how to avoid common discomforts and hazards at the Thanksgiving table and find out what
foods are best, and worst, for your pregnant Thanksgiving meal. Hint: just because you have a baby on the way, doesn't mean you should eat for two this year.
Shimmer, elegance, warmth and glow. The holidays evoke them all. You can reflect the same during pregnancy with the following holiday tips and beauty solutions from our Maternitique CEO and founder.
Would you press charges against someone who touched your pregnant belly repeatedly when you didn't want them to? A Pennsylvania woman did last month, invoking a harassment law that could be on the books in your state, too. Maternitique CEO Tara Bloom discusses the news story and asks you to comment: how do you feel about hands on your belly? Join in the discussion on Materni-Talk, Twitter or Facebook.
New at Maternitique are two types of deodorant for pregnancy. One is a spray; the other a stick. Both are free of parabens, phthalates, BPA, propylene glycol and other petroleum products, as well as artificial fragrances to offer all-natural, all-day odor protection without worry for moms-to-be about hormonally disruptive or carcinogenic chemicals absorbing into your bloodstream.
Here are nine ideas for husbands looking for Mother's Day gift ideas for their pregnant wives. From stand-by suggestions I promise she'll love to new ideas too.
A sticky note left in a maternity store reminds pregnant women to acknowledge that they are beautiful. Indeed, you are. See it and smile. Then pass it on.
Use these five easy Mother's Day gift ideas to celebrate the pregnant woman in your life. Personalize as needed and choose the one that's right for her.
A look at the pregnancy weight gain breakdown, where the pounds come from and the average recommended range of weight gain. Worrying about pregnancy weight gain is normal, but you don't have to obsess.
Pregnant women get sunburned faster and 70% of pregnant women also develop hyperpigmentation, or dark spots on your face, shoulders and arms, from sun exposure during pregnancy. Learn more about your risk of hyperpigmentation and how to minimize the risk of skin damage from sun exposure during pregnancy.
Guilt is a natural human emotion and it's normal to experience feelings of guilt for a variety of reasons during pregnancy. Explore and learn how to let it go.
You know the "Keep Calm and Carry On" meme? I've created my own version for pregnant women and women in childbirth. Great message for doulas and midwives.
Here are six pregnancy gift ideas including stand-alone, pre-wrapped gift boxes, make-your-own pregnancy gifts, and a how-to personalize a gift just for her.
Read the review of Preggie Pops from a mom with hyperemesis, or severe morning sickness,
She found relief from the Preggie Pops that a friend gave her from
A friend told me she's pregnant and I'm excited for her. It's a
high-risk pregnancy and she's only 5 weeks. What do you say when a new
pregnancy is high-risk?
Women today are lucky to be pregnant now, from better comfort to fashion to other maternity innovations. Here's a list of 8 reasons to feel lucky youíre pregnant today.
My inspiration for owning a maternity boutique comes from the joy, beauty and wonder of pregnancy itself. But Iíve also wanted to create connections with moms-to-be, to help them anticipate motherhood with more excitement, less fear, and more pleasure, less worry.
know I'm not the only woman who has regrets after pregnancy about doing nothing
to prevent stretch marks. See what someone else said on Facebook and weigh in.
Having fries with that? A new study shows that eating fries and potato
chips in pregnancy has the same association with low birth weight as smoking.
If you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease and you're pregnant or having trouble getting pregnant, here is a list of resources that may help you.
To find the products that will yield the best results for you, you need to know your skin type, which can change over the course of pregnancy. Learn yours now.
In addition to being annoying, dry skin during pregnancy is a sure sign that you're at risk for stretch marks. Learn how to treat dry skin gently and naturally.
The topic of stretch marks and pregnancy gets me quite riled. I really wish I could stop women from telling each other that there is nothing they can do to prevent this scarring.
You may know the pregnant bee logo but what you may not know about Tummy Honey is how many organic ingredients are in it and how thoughtful the formulas are.
My Pregnant Pause series is about taking 15 minutes a day to be mindful of and present with the changes pregnancy makes in your life. Today, the focus is skin.
If you're a first-time expectant parent, you're about to get schooled
in a big way. Here are some books for your reading and writing during pregnancy.
Learn about the benefits and risks of drinking tea during pregnancy in this brief guide that covers herbal tea, caffeinated tea and specialty pregnancy tea.
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers commonly develop stretch marks on their breasts. I did. Chalk it up as a lesson learned too late. Here's how to prevent them.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should have at least two support bras that will accommodate all of your growing needs. Here's a little bra humor for Friday.
These are natural lozenges to alleviate pregnancy nausea that now contain vitamin B6 to be even more effective against moderate to severe morning sickness.
The health and wellness benefits of pregnancy tea are plentiful, but who wants to brew hot tea in the summer? Here are three alternative ways to take your tea.
Learn how to effectively treat red or dark spots on your face that are leftover from acne breakouts. Safe suggestions for before, during and after pregnancy.
You know what stretch marks are. Or do you? Learn what stretch marks are, what causes them, who gets stretch marks and what you can--and can't--do about them.
I know a dozen acne treatments specifically formulated for safe use during pregnancy. Ten years ago, there were none! Find out what they are and why they exist.
Have you heard through the grapevine yet that singer-songwriter Adele is expecting? Here's why I'm interested in following her pregnancy journey.
Heat and pregnancy are an uncomfortable mix. Here are 10 tips to cope with the combination of summer heat and your pregnancy symptoms.
Is it coincidence that as soon as your pregnancy test turns positive, your face begins to look like it did when you were a teenager? Could pregnancy cause acne?
From swollen fingers and feet to belly itch and bottom pain, this guide teaches you how to get safe, fast relief from the most common pregnancy discomforts.
Obamacare is upheld. Beyond the individual mandate, however, the Affordable Care Act has real consequences for women seeking, or seeking to avoid, pregnancy.
Enjoy your summer pregnancy with these items that help you alleviate symptoms that get worse in heat, plus protect your skin and body from too much sun.
It's the first official day of summer and warmer weather means it's time to adjust your skin care strategies to help prevent pregnancy acne and other issues.
For a woman who doesn't have a single tattoo, I sure write about them a lot. I look at them a lot, too. I think they're fascinating. This one is on a doula.
Pretty Mommies is a three step facial care system safe for pregnant and nursing women and recommended by dermatologists for treating acne, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and more. Read about how it works.
Kale is a power food, and especially beneficial for pregnant and nursing mothers for its high vitamin content, iron, calcium and folate. Hereís a fast, easy, delicious way to make a kale salad.
Knock out pregnancy acne safely with these brand-new natural skin clarifiers. I gave them the test, and have a review of both the clay mask and spot treatment.
There are new pregnancy products just arrived, some close on the horizon, and others that we won't see anymore. Here's what's going on with pregnancy products.
For Meatless Monday, here's a recipe for a vegan soup that would be fabulous for pregnancy. With arugula, tomatoes, carrots and avocado. Yum.
The second trimester of pregnancy is usually a woman's favorite. Here are tips to maximize this time when you feel better and have more energy during this time.
Although made to specifically target problem areas of pregnant skin, pregnancy skin care products are less toxic and healthier for your body before pregnancy.
The search for professional, salon-quality hair care products safe for pregnancy is over. Finally, pregnancy shampoo and more deserving of our endorsement.
When does the experience of motherhood begin? During pregnancy, or after birth? As Mother's Day approaches, will you celebrate yourself as a pregnant mother?
There's a name for having such an intense fear of pregnancy and or childbirth that it's a bona fide phobia. Do you know anyone with this phobia? I do.