Belly Blessed Fest 2012: A Festival for Expectant Moms

The Belly Blessed Fest, a hippie-inspired festival for expectant moms and dads, was held last August 5, 2012 at Fun Ranch, Frontera Verde, Pasig City. The event was moved from July 21 at Bonifacio High Street due to the typhoon warning, to ensure our belly blessed moms’ safety.

Your Brain May Change For Good, Preggy Mom!

Your brain is on the fritz! Previously sharp as a tack and always on top of things, you suddenly feel like there are dust bunnies stuffed in your brain as your tummy grows. It happens over and over again and gets worse over time. You forget things, lose keys or your glasses, and scares you […]

Preggy? You Get A New Organ For Free!

Hey Mommies! Did you know that you grow an entirely new organ when you get pregnant? No, it’s not an extra heart or second tummy even if it does feel like it with your increased blood flow and raging appetite. One of the developments brought on by pregnancy is the one-pound, dark red placenta, which […]

Ovarian Stem Cells = Healthy Eggs?

We’ve long believed that women are born with all the eggs we’ll ever have, a million or so of them with about half developing into mature eggs. Now, Harvard scientists are saying that the ovaries of young women have very rare stem cells that can produce new eggs. If that’s true, then that could mean […]

Late Night Lounging

It’s way past bedtime and your aching, pregnant body demands the blissful oblivion of sleep. So you slip into your favorite jammies, snuggle into your pillows, switch off your light…and feel a kick in your gut that brings you back to the land of the living.   Why does your little passenger seem to be […]

Going Organic

Yes, fresh organic food is definitely better than processed, canned, or conventionally grown products that could have possibly been treated with a cocktail of harmful, hormone-addling chemicals. If they’re not recommendable for a typical person, what more for pregnant women? Everything you eat and drink has a direct impact on your developing fetus as nutrients […]

Charting Your Basal Body Temperature

Now that you are ready to start a family, it’s time to get down to business. However, there is really more to it than just what the birds and the bees do. Taking a proactive step in maximizing all your powers to conceive requires you to know more about your body and the optimal conditions […]

How Far Should “Nesting” Go?

“Nesting” is the term for that age-old instinct among expectant moms to prepare the home for the arrival of the new baby. Just as each mom is different from the rest, so are the nesting episodes that everyone goes through. Some are as mild as creating space for a crib, purchasing baby clothes, and cleaning […]

Yummymummy Cocoa Butter

Much has been said about the special glow of the expectant mom, making her more beautiful and alluring than ever before. The hormone rush coupled with the joyous anticipation would give a rosy blush to your cheek, a twinkle in your eye, and a livelier bounce to your step.   Sometimes, however, you may find […]

Recovery Exercises after Delivery

  After nine months of carrying your bundle of joy and going through the rigors of giving birth, new mothers are normally anxious to regain control of their bodies. Wresting back your body from the clutches of excess weight and aching joints and muscles is no mean feat, but there’s no need to despair.   […]

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