What Are 5 Great Pregnancy Blogs?

Posted by | August 03, 2019 | Pregnancy Medicine | No Comments

If you search for pregnancy related topics online, you’re going to be met with a new story, image, or advice on thousands of sites. There are some blogs, however, that stand out among the rest when it comes to pregnancy related topics. They are not intended to replace medical care or advice, but they are great tools for moms-to-be to find support, learn from others’ experiences, and get new perspectives about pregnancy.

1. Project Nursery

The indigestion and swelling ankles simply just aren’t as enjoyable as dreaming about the serene space your baby will call home someday. Project Nursery is one of the most popular pregnancy blogs, but it is almost more about interior decorating than about pregnancy. The site is updated every day, and is filled with colorful photographs and videos of almost every nursery style imaginable. Perhaps one of the reasons why this site is so popular with expecting mothers is that the projects aren’t necessarily going to break the bank, but the finished products look like the images from a celebrity design magazine. You can find tips for refinishing furniture to be functional in a baby’s room, along with creative and inexpensive ideas for using everyday materials to decorate with style.

2. The American Pregnancy Association Blog

The American Pregnancy Association Blog is an informative and comprehensive blog for moms-to-be backed by the professional quality of the American Pregnancy Association. This site covers everything from infertility issues to reviews for baby products. The blog posts are written in a casual tone but with sound research and ideas. They cover things such as conception, visiting your doctor, morning sickness, exercising during pregnancy, and labor and delivery.

3. Growing Your Baby

Growing Your Baby is another one of the top pregnancy blog sites – and it adds a bit of social buzz that you won’t find at the American Pregnancy Association Blog. Topics cover everything from healthy eating during pregnancy to which famous celebrities are expecting. If you’re looking for detailed medical information about what to expect during pregnancy, this probably isn’t the site for you. However, if you want to see the latest fashion trends in maternity wear or which famous couple is expecting twins, then this is the place for you.

4. Best for Babes

This blog definitely promotes breastfeeding with the slogan of “Beating the Booby Traps® that prevents Moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals!” Even if you’re not sure that you will be breastfeeding there are many articles that are just about supporting healthy pregnancies, and even a few celebrity pregnancy stories.

5. Birth Without Fear

Birth Without Fear really is a pregnancy blog created by a mom who is passionate about healthy pregnancy and birth. While the other blogs listed here have become more commercialized, this blog is manned by ten women who all have their own unique pregnancy and birth stories. Topics are real and personal, covering such topics as teen pregnancy, pregnancy loss, home births, and VBAC delivery (vaginal birth after cesarean). You’ll also find information on organic living during pregnancy, natural childbirth, and inspirational stories of labor and delivery.

 

[Image Credit: Salon, American Pregnancy Association, Best For Babes]
Dr. Gareth Forde

About Dr. Gareth Forde

An obstetrician-gynecologist, a clinical professor, a researcher, and a father of five—and he delivered them all! He speaks and publishes extensively on maternal and child health issues, where he emphasizes the role of a healthy maternal lifestyle, good nutrition, and breastfeeding on infant development. He chose the field of obstetrics because it is a celebration of life, a happy and exciting profession. “Children are a blessing and they bring joy and laughter to the world,” he says. “I cherish my work, as a doctor and a dad.” The study of genetic imprinting is a major focus of both Dr. Forde’s research and medical practice. This looks at what happens in the womb, how the genes a baby inherits are expressed (turned on and off), and how this influences the child’s health after birth. “This field holds great promise, shedding light on many unsolved mysteries in health and disease from infancy to adulthood,” he adds. Dr. Forde grew up in London, England and Orlando, Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and is currently pursuing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to this, he practiced with Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, a consortium of Saint Mary’s Health Care, Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine—where he was a clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology. He also has a master’s in molecular and cellular biology from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University; a Ph.D. in environmental science (computational chemistry) from Jackson State University; and a post-doctoral fellowship in biophysics from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York.”