Best Of The Web
02.24.12 The online buzz for moms-to-be
- One writer shares her experience of getting over her own embarrassment of pumping at work. When it comes to pumping in the real world, having a plan in place will help new moms ease through their workdays.
- Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo talks about the hardest two months of her life when she slipped into a depression after weaning her baby. Check out our When Mama Gets the Blues page to read up on the different aspects of postpartum depression. Remember, you're not alone: Take a peek at the real-life admissions in our True Mom Confessions page about the ups and downs of pregnancy and motherhood.
- A new study finds that the brains of children with autism start showing changes months before symptoms emerge. Fit Pregnancy reported recently on how researchers are making strides in understanding autism and the milder spectrum disorders.
- New stats show that most of the babies being born to women 30 and younger are now occurring outside marriage. While there's no perfect time to have a baby, women in their 20s, 30s and 40s have different approaches toward pregnancy and motherhood.
- Expectant women with dogs as pets are more likely to get their daily recommended exercise compared with moms-to-be who aren't dog owners. Keeping Rover and Fluffy around while you're pregnant will also help cut your baby's allergy risk.
- The Drew Barrymore bump watch is on! Last week the actress was spotted leaving a doctor's office holding a sonogram photo. Head over to our Star Moms section to see other celeb moms-to-be who are ready to pop.
- Our friends over at LilSugar have compiled a list of great pregnancy-safe beauty products. Check out our Safety First page for more beauty treats and treatments that won't make you fret when you're expecting.
- A Georgia restaurant has started a new rule in response to patrons' complaints about children crying. Looks like the term "family friendly" is becoming a thing of the past among various businesses.
- Two experts share their pros and cons on the hot-button issue of bed sharing with baby. There is no right or wrong answer to this topic, so the co-sleeping debate rages on.
- Celebrity designer Victoria Beckham says she's just like every other working mom. Going back to work after having a baby can be rough for anyone, but you can deal with those hurdles with a little planning ahead.
— Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.