Pregnancy and Parenting Guides and Information

Hi and welcome - I'm Monica, proud mom of two beautiful girls and founder of Conquering Motherhood. We've provided you with practical information about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, baby care from feeding to carrying your baby, and guides to finding free baby stuff available. We're here to help as your parenting partner informing you with practical ideas, inspiration and product guides. Written by mamas and nursing practitioners, it's great to see you!

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How many hours a day can a baby be in a carrier?

As parents, we want to ensure our little ones are comfortable and safe while we go about our daily activities. Using a carrier can...

How common is hip dysplasia in babies?

Hip dysplasia is a condition that affects the development of the hip joint in babies. While it may sound alarming, the good news is...

Can babies spend too long in carriers?

Are you a new parent or caregiver wondering if babies can spend too long in carriers? The answer may surprise you. As convenient as...

Dye Stealer Pregnancy Test: What Does It Really Indicate?

As you're trying to conceive, taking a pregnancy test can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. You may have come across a term called...

BABY - PRODUCTS

Huggies vs Pampers: Which Brand is Best?

Choosing the right diaper brand for your baby can be daunting for a new parent. Huggies and Pampers are two of the most famous...

10 Best Natural Baby Wipes

There's a lot to juggle (and buy!) when looking after your baby but one of the essentials is to make sure you don't run...

Baby Safe Paint for Cribs

If you're thinking of decorating your baby's furniture or bedroom, you'll not only want to make it look lovely but want to make sure...

15 Best Baby Girl Blankets

Baby blankets are one of the most gifted items that are usually given to expecting moms as a blanket for your baby girl can...

BABY - FEEDING

Reheating Breast Milk: Is It Safe to Store and Use Again?

Breast milk is an amazing resource and provides essential nutrients and antibodies to your baby, but what happens if you need to store and...

Breastfeeding Questions: One Breast Producing Less Milk

Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural way to nourish your baby, providing them with essential nutrients and building a strong bond between the two...

The Pros and Cons of Pumping Before Birth

Pumping breast milk before birth has become increasingly popular among expectant moms and involves using a breast pump to express and collect milk during...

Top Ten Breastfeeding Questions and Answers

Breastfeeding can be equally challenging and rewarding. If you are able to do it with success, it is the optimal and most natural way...

BABY - SLEEPING

How to Get a Baby to Sleep in a Crib

If there is one thing babies, especially newborn ones, are great at (aside from being pooping and insanely cute), is sleeping. They can flake out...

Baby Waking Up Multiple Times A Night: What You Need To Know

Baby Sleeping problems ... where do I start? I don't think there's one single mom in the world that hasn't struggled with their baby's...

8 Month Sleep Regression – Causes, Signs and Tips on How to Survive it

The 8 month sleep regression, which often evolves into the 9 or 10 month sleep regression, is all about the massive physiological developmental changes...

6 Month Sleep Regression: Tips on How to Tackle it Fast

At this age, there can be a tiny hiccup in your baby's sleep as they go through a nap transition. In fact, your baby...

Pregnancy

Dye Stealer Pregnancy Test: What Does It Really Indicate?

As you're trying to conceive, taking a pregnancy test can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. You may have come across a term called...

A Guide to the Different Types of Pregnancy Tests

When a woman suspects she may be pregnant, one of the first steps is to take a pregnancy test. These tests are widely available...

Top Ten Pregnancy Questions and Answers

Pregnancy can evoke many emotions: excitement, fear, wonder, apprehension, and joy are just a few that come to mind. Most first-time parents feel overwhelmed...

Is it Safe to Eat Honey During Pregnancy

As an expectant mother, it is natural to question the safety of various foods and ingredients during pregnancy. One such concern that often arises...

Is Celery Juice Safe for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms?

As an expectant or breastfeeding mother, your priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of your child. With the rise in popularity of...

Childbirth

6 Best Contraction Timer Apps for Labor

Congratulations mama on making it to the last term of pregnancy! I bet you can't wait to get baby out now - you are...

10 Of The Quickest Ways To Go Into Labor Tonight

Are you past your due date with still no sign that labor is going to start soon? Are you looking for ways to go...

7 Acupressure Points for Inducing Labor

If you are pregnant and have gone past or approaching your due date, but still no signs of labor, you might be reaching the...

5 Best Labor Pain Simulator Devices

Labor pain can be extremely intense - no news there - and a contraction simulator lets you really know what it feels like to...

How to Give Birth Naturally without Pain (18 Tips from a Mom who did it!)

Hello mom-to-be and congratulations on your pregnancy - so exciting! I bet if you landed on this page you are really hoping for a...

Postpartum

6 Best Postpartum Compression Shorts

Congratulations mama on having a new baby! I know it's exciting times holding a newborn in your arms finally, but it also means you've...

5 Ways to Overcome Motherhood Imposter Syndrome

Do you remember taking your baby home for the first time? The first unprepared diaper blowout? All those sleepless nights when other babies seemed...

How to Stay on Top of Chores Postpartum

A new baby is life changing.  Welcoming your new baby is likely to be the most significant transition you’ll ever experience.  As you arrive home...

15 Natural Remedies for After Birth Contractions

Feeling cramps after having a baby? This can be normal! After birth contractions are part of the labor and delivery process, and they help...

12 Must-Have Clothes for After Delivery in Hospital

Deciding what clothes to wear after giving birth in hospital might not be an easy task, particularly if you have never given birth before...