Belly Wraps and Tummy Compressions – The rumors and the reality

Belly wraps and Tummy compressions have been praised for flattening and firming the tummy, but is it more of a success of a scam? Although people may rave about this fat trimming treasure, women should be more aware and informed before buying into all this commotion. As a matter of fact, some doctors suggest that belly wraps are less of a hit and more of a hype. RUMOR  “Belly wraps help you get back into shape.” REALITY  Belly bands or Tucking belly Compressions may ...

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7 Reasons Not To Smoke During Pregnancy

You should already know that smoking while pregnant is a huge no-no. Cigarettes contain dangerous chemicals such as nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar- things you certainly don’t want to put into your own body, let alone your baby’s. It has been proven that smoking during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of pregnancy complications- many of which can be fatal for the mother or child. Here are seven good reasons to put the cigarettes down for the next nine months- 1. Getting ...

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Pregnant Model Casting Call

Seeking real professional pregnant models for paid bookings. -Here are the requirements for Maternity Modeling. -Must have a pre-pregnancy professional portfolio. -Model should be at  least 5'7 to 5'10 inches in height -Model should be free to enter into a contractual agreement for Modeling during Pregnancy. -Experience only please! Please submit your photos:      

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Baby Mantra: Keeping your baby healthy!

Nothing is more important than keeping your baby healthy, which is why it is always recommended to use products that are as natural as possible. This, combined with the desire to be sustainable and environmentally friendly was the inspiration for Baby Mantra founders Nupoor and Vinnie. Growing up with strong values revolving around always doing what is best; both for one’s health and the earth, the two sisters took it upon themselves to share these values by creating a line ...

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Kate Middleton's First Trimester Maternity Looks

Kate Middleton, arguably one of the world’s most stylish women announced her second pregnancy in September of this year, and so far, her maternity style is just as on point this time around as it was throughout her first pregnancy. Here is a roundup of some of the Duchess’s best maternity looks.    The Alexander McQueen coat dress Kate Middleton wore during her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy. Although she is still barely showing at this point, the structured nature ...

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Braxton Hicks Contractions during Pregnancy

What are Braxton Hicks contractions? Braxton Hicks Contractions get their name from John Braxton Hicks, an English doctor who first described them in 1872.Braxton Hicks contractions are sporadic uterine contractions that start about 6 weeks into your pregnancy. However, you won't be able to feel them that early. Some women don’t even notice them at all. If you do, you probably won't start to notice them until sometime after mid-pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, Braxton Hicks contractions tend to come more often, ...

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Stretch Marks don’t have to be a part of Pregnancy!

Stretch marks don’t have to be an inevitable part of pregnancy! As dreaded as they are, yes you are likely to gain some stretch marks when you become pregnant, but the control is not out of your hands! While stretch marks are largely genetic, and sometimes they will occur no matter what, make sure you are taking all necessary precautions to reduce the amount of stretch marks you get over the next few months! Eat Well For You're growing baby bump You already ...

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Do you have what it takes to be a pregnancy model and showcase maternity clothes? Besides the obvious requirement (a bun in the oven), find out what modeling agencies are looking for, at what point in your pregnancy you should start looking and how to start booking maternity jobs and  [ Read More ]

Belly wraps and Tummy compressions have been praised for flattening and firming the tummy, but is it more of a success of a scam? Although people may rave about this fat trimming treasure, women should be more aware and informed before buying into all this commotion. As a matter of  [ Read More ]

You should already know that smoking while pregnant is a huge no-no. Cigarettes contain dangerous chemicals such as nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar- things you certainly don’t want to put into your own body, let alone your baby’s. It has been proven that smoking during pregnancy greatly increases the risk  [ Read More ]

Seeking real professional pregnant models for paid bookings. -Here are the requirements for Maternity Modeling. -Must have a pre-pregnancy professional portfolio. -Model should be at  least 5’7 to 5’10 inches in height -Model should be free to enter into a contractual agreement for Modeling during Pregnancy. -Experience only please! Please submit  [ Read More ]

Nothing is more important than keeping your baby healthy, which is why it is always recommended to use products that are as natural as possible. This, combined with the desire to be sustainable and environmentally friendly was the inspiration for Baby Mantra founders Nupoor and Vinnie. Growing up with strong  [ Read More ]

Kate Middleton, arguably one of the world’s most stylish women announced her second pregnancy in September of this year, and so far, her maternity style is just as on point this time around as it was throughout her first pregnancy. Here is a roundup of some of the Duchess’s best  [ Read More ]

What are Braxton Hicks contractions? Braxton Hicks Contractions get their name from John Braxton Hicks, an English doctor who first described them in 1872.Braxton Hicks contractions are sporadic uterine contractions that start about 6 weeks into your pregnancy. However, you won’t be able to feel them that early. Some women don’t  [ Read More ]

Stretch marks don’t have to be an inevitable part of pregnancy! As dreaded as they are, yes you are likely to gain some stretch marks when you become pregnant, but the control is not out of your hands! While stretch marks are largely genetic, and sometimes they will occur no  [ Read More ]

Whether you are pregnant, or have already had your baby and trying to get back to your pre-pregnancy size, exercise is so important. People often ignore their heart rate while working out which is one of the more focal aspects in prenatal fitness. It is vital that you are always aware  [ Read More ]

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