Pregnancy and parenting can be daunting, to say the least, and navigating the wealth of information online is overwhelming. These top-notch blogs provide insight, humor, and perspective on everything you’ve ever wondered about pregnancy — and some things you never even thought to consider.
An inclusive community for mamas and mamas-to-be, Rookie Moms is designed to be a resource for women during pregnancy, the preschool years, and beyond. With 12 years’ experience helping hundreds of thousands of moms, the site’s areas of expertise range from the best in baby gear to staying sane as a new parent. This is a great source for those looking to fully embrace #MomLife.
Run by childbirth educator and YouTuber Genevieve Howland, author of “The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth,” Mama Natural features videos and articles on “natural” childbirth, healthy eating, and breastfeeding. With more than 2 million visitors each month, the blog also provides evidence-based resources, tools, and inspiration for every trimester. It’s also medically reviewed by their team of certified nurse midwives.
Plus Size Birth
The focus of Plus Size Birth is empowerment. The blog shares a collection of birth stories, helpful resources, and evidence-based information to help mothers tap into positive plus-size pregnancy support —an area that founder Jen McLellan recognized was underrepresented in the mom blogging community. The “My Plus Size Pregnancy Guide” and the Plus Mommy Podcast — featuring body positive activists, writers, actors, birth professionals, and moms — are additional resources for helping larger sized moms feel less alone.
The blog that keeps pregnancy “sunny side up,” Pregnant Chicken covers it all — with pages dedicated to each trimester and an in-depth tools and resources index. In addition to sections on everything from breastfeeding to mental health, the site also offers a weekly newsletter and gift guides. Expectant and new parents who want advice and information in a realistic and friendly tone will find it here.
Pregnancy & Newborn
Looking for a girlfriend-to-girlfriend dish on all things pregnancy and baby? You’ll find it in Pregnancy & Newborn. This is a print magazine and online community that embraces the trials and triumphs of motherhood and looks to cheer you on every step of the way. In addition to parenting tips and advice on prenatal care, the site also offers regular product giveaways.
The content of Pregnancy’s monthly magazine is available online. This includes the comprehensive Buyer’s Guide, which has recommendations on products in 15 major categories, like strollers, car seats, and carriers. The site covers everything from pregnancy and labor to swaddling and breastfeeding. The Your Pregnancy Week by Week app has all the info you need to know in one place.
Midwife & Life
Run by midwife, mother, and blogger Jenny Lord, Midwife & Life is dedicated to supporting you through pregnancy and beyond the birth plan. The blog covers a wide variety of subjects, including pregnancy and parenting, Jenny’s family life, product and service reviews, blogging support, and advice tailored to parent bloggers.
Isabel Kallman started Alpha Mom because motherhood is not a natural instinct for many women. Moms and moms-to-be who don’t believe in a perfect mom style will find inspiration and a few laughs here. With nonjudgmental support and advice from other moms and parenting professionals, the pregnancy and parenting resources aim to help women embrace motherhood with confidence and encourage community members to learn from one another.
Mater mea was created in 2012 with a specific audience in mind: women of color at the intersection of motherhood and career. The blog uses photo-driven features on women and motherhood stories that get real about the work-life juggle and speak to the modern Black woman. By presenting a more realistic narrative of black motherhood, mater mea seeks to open the “Can women have it all?” conversation to women of color.
Founded and named after Nina Spears, the Baby Chick is a continuation of Nina’s work as an educator in all things baby. The team behind the site believes in celebrating this time in a woman’s life and supporting each mother through her parenting journey with helpful information on birth, postpartum support, and products.
Kelly Bonyata is a mom and an international board certified lactation consultant who started this blog as a way of providing evidence-based information on parenting and breastfeeding. Here you’ll find empathetic articles relating to breastfeeding throughout the stages starting during pregnancy through early childhood. You’ll also find information about the health of your child and the health of mom.
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