December 13, 2014

Holiday gifts every pregnant mama is sure to love

By / advice, holidays, Husbands, Mama Time, Partner Support, Pregnancy, pregnancy / Add comment

For the holidays, make sure the expecting mama in your life feels extra-pampered. Dads and partners, the holidays are quickly approaching, but you still have time to put together a thoughtful and loving gift she's sure to appreciate. Pro-tip: picking out a little something from baby is also a sweet gesture for the mama-to-be.

Here are some of our favorite ideas to get you started:

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December 06, 2014

Lost mucus (mucous) plug: the great myth [Guest Post]

By Kristi Angevine, MD / Body, Labor, myths, Pregnancy, pregnancy / Add comment

The lost mucus plug. You’ve read about it in a book about what to expect during your pregnancy. You’ve heard it mentioned in a few movies. You know a woman who had her baby an hour after the plug fell out. So, you’re diligent and you keep close watch for the passage of your mucus plug. What if I told you that there is no such thing as a Mucus Plug? More precisely, the phrase Mucus Plug is entirely unhelpful. And if I ruled the world, it would be retired or revamped.  

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November 16, 2014

Ewwww or Oooohhh?

By Sarah, a Mama Seeds member / baby gear, Breastfeeding, breastfeeding / Add comment

In our various professions, we meet all kinds of mamas and get to hear about all kinds of new trends in motherhood...whether it's for your health or your baby's, a keepsake or a new family tradition—we hear it all. Some people find these trends groundbreaking discoveries. Others just find them gross. With that we bring you a new blog series called, “Ewwww or Oooohhh.” We'll share the scoop, and you tell us whether it's an Ewwww or an Ooooohh! Just to be clear: we are not about judgment here. We know that every mama makes the best decisions she can for herself and her baby. So tell us, mamas—what do YOU think?

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November 08, 2014

How to pick the best stroller

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There are a lot of great strollers out there, and new ones seem to come along every day. But as soon as that gotta-have double jogging stroller makes the list, a new model hits the market and all bets are off. At Mama Seeds we’re anti-overwhelm, so rather than put together a model-specific stroller list (which will be out of date by the time you read this), we offer instead these tips for how to choose the stroller that’s right for you.

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