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]