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Embracing Your Changing Body

Self-Love When You’re Expecting Pregnancy is an incredible journey filled with anticipation, joy, and yes, physical changes, too. Your body is undergoing a massive project (creating a whole baby!) and it’s completely normal to experience a range of emotions about these changes. From stretch marks to swollen ankles, acne, and sweat, every new pregnancy brings […]

How to Pamper Yourself During Pregnancy (on a Budget!)

Pregnancy, no matter how beautiful, is rough on a woman’s body! During those nine long months you are sharing your body and bringing a human to life, it’s important to take care of yourself! There can be endless ways to pamper yourself during pregnancy, but here at Maternity Traders we are all about saving you […]

Giving Birth During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Our Story

As more information about the coronavirus pandemic develops, some of the information in this story may have changed since it was posted. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the only resources provided by the CDC and your local public health department. **DISCLAIMER** This is our personal story of giving birth during the […]

Bringing Baby Home: The Prep List

Bringing Baby Home Are you bringing baby home soon? Congratulations! This is such an exciting time, but I also know it can be a stressful time. There’s a lot to think about, plus you may still be working or taking care of other children while also trying to prepare to bring your newest love home. […]

Morning Sickness: 8 Ways to Deal With It

When we were blessed with our second child, I was “blessed” with the “traditional” pregnancy symptoms. I was exhausted, emotional, and incredibly nauseous. Morning sickness, according to my OB, was a “good sign“.  That really didn’t make it any better, though! Like pregnancy, the morning sickness you experience may be completely different from your best […]

How to Handle the Holidays while Pregnant

There’s so much hustle and bustle happening during the holidays. When you add in your growing baby bump, surviving the holidays while pregnant seems nearly impossible. So, what’s the trick? Check out these tips from Maternity Traders to not only survive, but enjoy the holiday season this pregnancy. Pace Yourself No matter what is on […]

3 Tips for Maternity Clothes Shopping

You’re pregnant! Congratulations! There are so many exciting things to think about: names, birth plans, nursery decor, gender reveal parties (if you so choose). The last thing you want to worry about is maternity clothes. You know you’ll need them, but how do you know you’re picking out the right stuff? Especially when shopping online! […]

My Experience: Ectopic Pregnancy

“I believe you’re having an ectopic pregnancy.” They were words that, even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined I’d hear. But we weren’t even trying? But I’m on the pill? But I’m healthy? But…? What? Rewind: how’d I get here? At the beginning of September 2018, I started what I thought was my period. [...]

3 Reasons Why I Waited to Find Out the Sex of Our Baby

I love gender reveals. I love seeing what people came up with to announce their little one to the world. I love seeing their faces when they learn if they will have a son or daughter. Before I got pregnant, I had a whole board on Pinterest of ideas for what our gender reveal would […]

Bump Jealousy

I always have a plan. I have ideas set in my head of how things will look and how things will go. And things always happen exactly how I imagine they will.   Just kidding. But what a cool superpower that would be, right?   When I got pregnant, I couldn’t wait for my big […]