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Category Archives: Pregnancy

The hospital nursery: a thing of the past?

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In the final months of pregnancy, sleep can be hard to come by, so by the time your baby makes his debut, you’re ready for a good hearty nap. Since your baby is most alert during the first hour or two after birth, that’s the best time to plop him onto your chest and give breastfeeding a try, and then ... Read More »

Baby’s on the way! What to pack in your hospital bag

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As if the prospect of becoming a parent is not scary and challenging enough, there is so much preparation to do before your baby arrives! There are so many checklists, i.e. the baby registry, baby proofing the home, what to do and what not to do, and finally, what to pack in your hospital bag so you’re ready when that big moment ... Read More »

When should you tell people that you’re pregnant?

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Most women discover that they’re pregnant through a series of familiar symptoms that can really disrupt your day, especially exhaustion and nausea. Not everyone has the same experience, but only a lucky minority of women get to skip out on morning sickness. In an era where we’re used to telling everyone everything, is it reasonable to expect a mom-to-be to ... Read More »

Drool Connecticut/Westchester highlight: local vendors in the Sun Court

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DROOL BABY EXPO CONNECTICUT/WESTCHESTER AUGUST 27, 2015, 4-9PM HYATT REGENCY, GREENWICH CT GET YOUR TICKETS HERE   At Magic Beans, our specialty is baby gear – but that’s only one portion of the panoply of goods and services you’ll need with a new baby on the way (or newly arrived in your life). Childbirth services, lactation consultants, skincare, nutrition, baby ... Read More »

Beauty is everywhere: portraits of expectant parents sleeping

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When Russian documentary photographer Jana Romanova was about 25, suddenly she found that all of her friends were getting pregnant (a familiar feeling for a lot of us!). It felt as though everyone around her was suddenly growing up, and she was at risk of being left behind, as the people around her were consumed with the challenges of preparing ... Read More »

Mocktails to DROOL over! Try Mocktails at the Drool Baby Expo

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Buy your Drool tickets today – don’t wait, they’re going fast!  One of the many luxurious treats we offer at every Drool Baby Expo is mocktails: cocktails that are just as sophisticated and refreshing as the real thing, minus the booze.  Our past offerings have always been delish, but when the folks from the Mocktails company offered to bring in some of ... Read More »

A cool infographic: “How to build a human”!

Just a quick treat for our expectant readers today: this beautiful spiraling animation shows the progression of fetal development from the embryonic stage to birth. I haven’t been able to stop staring at it for a good twenty minutes, and I hope you enjoy it too! See more of artist Eleanor Lutz’s work at her webpage, Tabletop Whale! Read More »