Monday, December 28, 2009

Today We'll be on Channel 2

talking about fitness. Here are some tips for you Moms to be out there!

Pregnancy exercise benefits moms and babies

It's natural that a woman might be skeptical about exercising while she's pregnant. So many changes are occurring in her body, it makes sense to have second thoughts about whether exercise might harm her or her unborn child.

But it turns out that a thoughtful exercise program is good for both mother and child, according to medical experts.

"We know that women who exercise during pregnancy have less chance of developing certain conditions like gestational diabetes," said Dr. Raul Artal, chairman of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. "Not only that, exercise maintains musculoskeletal fitness. Women can cope with the anatomical and physiological changes of pregnancy better when they're in good shape. They also tolerate labor better and recover more quickly from delivery."

The baby also benefits. One study found that when an expectant mother works out, her fetus reaps cardiac benefits in the form of lower fetal heart rates.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women do at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day most days of the week. First, though, all women should consult a doctor to make sure it's OK.

When choosing what sort of exercise to pursue, a woman should take into account the shape she was in before becoming pregnant, said Dr. Thomas Wang, a family practitioner for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego.

"A lot of things depend on the level of fitness they had before," Wang said. A mom-to-be should pursue activities that will provide a good level of exertion without testing the limits of her body's current conditioning. If she's just starting a fitness program to improve her health during pregnancy, she should start out slowly and be careful not to overexert herself.

But there are certain activities that should at least be undertaken with caution, if not avoided altogether. Pregnant women, for instance, should not go scuba diving, as that activity exposes the fetus to a risk of developing decompression sickness, also known as the bends.

Women also should think twice before engaging in activities where the risk of falling is higher, such as gymnastics, horseback riding, downhill skiing and high-intensity racquet sports. And they should avoid contact sports such as ice hockey, soccer and basketball.

"Anything that involves impact or the chance of abdominal trauma, they should try to avoid," Wang explained.

Exercise that's perfectly safe for expectant mothers includes Kegel exercises, swimming, walking, light dancing and yoga. Riding a stationary bicycle or working out on aerobic gym equipment -- elliptical or stair-climbing machines, for instance -- is also fairly safe, as long as care is taken to prevent a fall.

Most pregnant women also can take part in jogging, running and aerobics, especially if those were exercises they regularly performed before pregnancy.

Pregnant women who are doing weight training should emphasize improving their muscle tone, particularly in the upper body and abdominal area, according to the American Pregnancy Association. They should avoid lifting weights above their heads and performing exercises that strain the lower back muscles.

"There have been some studies that show heavy lifting causes a temporary drop in the baby's heart rate," Wang said. "It usually corrects pretty quickly, but they might want to be careful."

Other things to keep in mind if exercising while pregnant:

  • Avoid exercising to the point of exhaustion or breathlessness, as that could affect the oxygen supply to the fetus.
  • Avoid overheating, which can affect the baby's development. Don't exercise in hot weather.
  • During the second and third trimesters, avoid exercise that involves lying flat on your back as this decreases blood flow to the womb.

Though that might seem like a lot of cautions for something that's supposed to be safe, doctors insist that women can and should engage in a well-thought-out fitness program during their pregnancy.

"By and large, if there are no medical complications of pregnancy, women can continue engaging in the same type of activities," Artal said. "Women should be encouraged to continue living an active lifestyle."

Friday, December 11, 2009

This sweet baby in a photo from aimeewhitephotography reminds us that this is the time of year to Surround ourselves with Family. Even if you're not with relatives for the holidays, you can still surround your sweet baby with loved ones by hanging small photos of family and friends as tree decorations, or by just making sure lots of family photos are out around the house. Babies love to look at pictures, and this is a great way to give him/her a refresher on her family tree, each night before bed, point at pictures and name names. Baby will take in more than you might think.

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Sale

Come in and receive 30% off all LILAC brand clothing!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Babies

Halloween is approaching us and if you love Halloween here is a fun list of baby names inspired by the holiday!

Girl Names:

Boy Names:

Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free Maternity Session!

If you spend $150 on your Expected Maternity purchase you will receive a FREE maternity session with Little Angels Photography! Along with your session, for $20 you can come in 45 minutes before your shoot and get your hair and makeup done.. the works! Come in now to get great deals and reserve your spot!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day

With the holiday weekend that just passed I started to think about my own labor day - the one that involves going to the hospital! I have been so busy planning the baby's room, clothes, and other accessories that I forgot to plan for the actual birth. Here is a great list of things that I found helpful in planning what to pack in the hospital bag:
  1. A picture ID, insurance card, and any other hospital paperwork that you might need.
  2. Your birth plan - if you have one.
  3. Toiletries - the hospital usually provides things like soap and shampoo but you might prefer your own.
  4. A bathrobe, a few nightgowns or pajamas.
  5. Some comfy slippers or socks for delivery and for walking around the halls afterwards.
  6. And don't forget the camera and charger!
Things for after the delivery:
  1. A list of people and phone numbers that your partner can contact about the good news!
  2. Things to keep your skin hydrated like: lip balm, lotion, and nipple cream for nursing.
  3. Your favorite snacks - because let's face it, sometimes that hospital food just doesn't cut it!
  4. Comfortable, wireless, nursing bras. We have great Bravado nursing bras here at the store.
  5. Several pairs of maternity underwear. The hospital will provide some mesh underwear, but many women prefer to bring their own.
  6. You might want to bring your baby book to get things like the footprints that are done at the hospital.
  7. A journal and pen - to write down all the feelings that you are experiencing about your new bundle while it is fresh in your mind. You are also able to track your baby's feeding sessions and any questions that you might have for the nurse when they are not around.
  8. Clothes to wear home. Remember that now isn't the time to try to fit into your favorite pre-pregnancy jeans. Bring something that fit comfortably when you were about six months pregnant.
And don't forget about things for the baby!
  1. Make sure you have your car seat properly installed beforehand and know how to buckle your new one in properly!
  2. A going home outfit for baby. Make sure that you have socks or booties for their little toes and a soft knit hat is a good idea for the cooler air that is coming!
  3. An extra receiving blanket. The hospital will provide one to swaddle your bundle in, but having an extra one to tuck around them in the car seat - esp. in cold weather is important.
Hope these things help- please feel free to comment with any other advice!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Free Bella Band!

Now through the end of July, spend $150 or more in the store and receive a free Bella Band! Great for all stages of pregnancy, including POST pregnancy!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ritual & Routine

image Daily, weekly, or yearly routines and rituals can be the glue that holds your life together when you are too busy or worn out to do it yourself. Rituals can be grand gestures or small, playful acts: Anything from visiting the Grandparents on Sundays to kissing your baby on both cheeks when dropping her off at the sitter to blowing kisses to the moon each night before bedtime. Create your own family rituals for birthdays and holiday celebrations. Your child will come to understand these gestures as the marking of time, and see them as a reassurance that life are around her is secure..

Monday, July 13, 2009

Watch KJZZ tomorrow morning …..

Becca and Shauna will be on tomorrow morning between 9 AM and 10 AM with some important tips on what to remember during pregnancy.


Here is a old clip from KJZZ enjoy :)


Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Store Summer Hours

Monday – Friday 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm

Closed Sunday

Call for more info: 801-568-6463

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baby Steals

imageAt they sell one quality baby or maternity product every day at 50-80% off until it sells out. Baby Steals drop one amazing steal a day at 9am MST until it's gone, and they sell out fast. Once they are sold out, you lost out.  This is the place where mommies of all kinds get hooked up with the latest at an unbelievable price. Baby Steals are designed to save you serious money on products you would normally spend more money on, or things you just wouldn't normally 'splurge' on because of the cost. To visit Baby Steals go to

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Just a few little tips ….

My name is Shauna and I have a two children. Joaquin is a very active two and a half year old and Elena is a chubby four month old. Needless to say, life is busy and sometimes downright crazy. I knew it would be tough to have two kids but I never understood the extent of the difficulty. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret having two kids but there are days I would much rather work a 9 to 5. There are those precious moments that make it all worthwhile like when Joaquin looks me in the eyes and says “I love you mama” or when Elena smiles so big her deep dimples pop out. Actually, I think my favorite is when Joaquin leans over Elena and talks to her and she laughs and smiles. There’s something about that brother-sister connection that is special. clip_image002

Anyway, as a mother of two, I have a few pieces of advice for all you expecting mothers…….

1. Get a Bella Band to lengthen the life of your pants that are getting to be too tight.

2. Buy at least one pair of jeans that make you feel like a million bucks while wearing them.


3. Exercise, it will help now and later (but don’t forget not to start anything new during your pregnancy so disregard this if you didn’t exercise before).

4. Go on dates with and make love to your significant other now because these two luxuries become exponentially more difficult once you have a kid (or kids in my case).

clip_image0065. Buy an amazing nursing bra or two or three…..Let me tell you a quick story. After Joaquin was born my milk came in and my size medium, wireless, flimsy bra could no longer hold my bountiful bosoms. My mother and I rushed to Nordstroms to buy a more suitable bra. I went in the fitting room and was measured as a letter that I had never heard of before, an “E” or “DDD.” I was shocked and bought two fifty-dollar bras with underwire. I suffered through the uncomfortable, large bras until I shrank down enough to wear my size medium, wireless, flimsy bra again. After Elena was born I had my mom run to Expected to buy me a Bravado bra that I had heard good things about. I LOVE IT!!!! It is very supportive even without wire and has extra padding that can be removed. It is comfortable enough to sleep in, which, FYI you sleep with a bra on for a while after you have your baby. So, enough preaching, buy a good bra. Oh, one more thing, I would consider buying a few different sizes because you will go through a few different sizes as you breastfeed.

6. There is another “must have” for nursing mother, a nursing cover. Some brilliant mother that could sew came up with clip_image008the idea to make a cover that is modest and useful. There is boning in the top so you can still have eye contact with your baby (I am finding this especially helpful now that Elena likes to chomp down every once in a while). There is also a little terry-cloth pocket on the bottom that is useful for breast pads and can also be used to wipe up spit-up (both my kids have had reflux so that is super handy for me). I even feel comfortable breastfeeding in front of my father-in-law now. J Even my sister-in-law who has breastfeed two other children loves to use the nursing cover with her third.

clip_image0107. My other suggestion is don’t forget to think about buying maternity shirts not only for now but for the post-partum body transition. We would all love to pretend that out comes the baby and our bodies are back to normal. Buy shirts that are loser fitting around your belly, like the Lilac Avery top from Expected.

8. Good luck! Remember you are not alone, we are all in this crazy motherhood thing together!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Amazing Family Photographer


So Kristy came into the store today and was so excited about how great her family photo shoot went with yan photography that I wanted to share it with everyone.  Diana did a great job capturing the family and each persons own individual personality. All the photos are beautiful.  baby-sbkalli-sb









you can get more info about Yan Photography by going to this  link

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Girls Night Out


We are extending this offer to all of our blog readers :) so come join us tonight for food and shopping….


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

30% Off Coupon

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


trestria_co-sleepYour baby isn’t the only one who gets cranky when they doesn’t get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can make what is already difficult seem impossible. Learning to nap while you baby is napping is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, your partner, and your baby . Your body needs rest to keep you sane and keep your immune system up. Don’t worry about the dust bunnies on the dinning room floor. If you’re tired, set the baby in his bed and then head straight to yours; or if you prefer, lay down with your infant and let the flicker of his closing eyelids lull you to sleep.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Motherhood Groups

tired_mom.158165900_stdThere is nothing like new motherhood to make you question your abilities and doubt your sanity. Locking yourself in the house with a baby who is just as confused as you are doesn’t help. Get out there and meet some fellow moms, and you’ll see that you’re not alone. Support see that you’re not alone. Support groups can provide a much needed social outlet, as well as pals who can ease your worries and potential lifelong friendships for  you and baby. To find a mothers’ group in your area, contact local baby stores, recreation departments, pediatricians’ offices if you can’t find a group , form it yourself: Post a sign on a neighborhood community board or strike up conversations with moms in your neighborhood.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lilac Spring Line is Here!!!!!


Wearable from beginning to end and beyond of your pregnancy.  Get ready to feel more beautiful than you expected with Lilacs new spring line.

Tip: to hide the pregnancy back bumps be sure to pucker the material to your body's desire.  Wallah!  They're gone!

avery The Avery top is the perfect shirt for those who want a fabulous look but don't want the fitted look.  Gathers under the bust and at the small of the back give shape to body without hugging it and allow for the sweep of the shirt to fall against your body naturally.

bella_plumThe Bella top is the answer to your prayers.  Sexy neckline is adjustable so you can show as much or as little of your cleavage, and the wrap allows you to accentuate and hide your belly as you please.




The Brynley top beautifully sculpts the belly and features the natural
curve with the moon-shaped single-side ruching.  The adjustable
neckline makes this top ideal for nursing...and showing off your extra
cleavage if you want it to!kalliThe Kalli top perfectly draws the eye inward with the bursting star effect and gives every pregnant body an ultra slimming effect. 






Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What not to feed baby..

Honey: Risk botulism in infants

Cow’s Milk: Not digestible

Wheat(before 6 months) Possible allergen

Peanut Butter, Tree Nuts, Citrus, Shellfish, Egg Whites (before 1-3 years) Possible allergen

Popcorn, Raw Carrots, String Cheese, Whole Grapes, Lollipops, Raisins, Marshmallows: Choking Hazards


If you are on the go: Stash non perishables in your diaper bag: jars of baby food, snacks such as biter biscuits or crackers, and ready- to –pour formula.

If your baby is a fussy eater: Don’t worry if she goes gaga for cottage cheese day after day, but turns her nose at the other foods you offer. Nutritionists say you may have to introduce a new food as many as ten to twelve times before child will try it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Take a Moment



pregnant_tummy_with_dad_s_hands__labor_doula__wh4y Sure you’re tired; sure you’ve got other things on your mind. But it’s a good thing to take a moment each day for you and your partner to remember what brought you here in the first place. Try to have one conversation a day where no one uses the word “baby,” diapers,” money,” or housework.” Skip the dishes once in a while, crawl into bed early and remember what it’s like to hug and kiss each other. The creation of a child is a terrific bond between two people, and keeping the connection will make family life even better.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Come to the Ultimate Girls Day Out Show!




April 17-18 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy...

Shop, Shop til you drop!! We've got everything a woman wants!  Makeovers, skin care, the latest in home decor, to health and wellness. You can find a great selection in jewelry, clothing, maternity fashion, purses and cleaning products, not to mention the gifts for any occasion.

Expected Maternity

Fashion Show starts at 4:30  Saturday the 18th
Come check out the NEW Spring inventory from the hottest maternity boutique in Utah!  

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Walking With A Purpose

681677 I recently decided to participate in Walk MS and I'm inviting you to join the Expected Maternity team Walking With A Purpose! By joining The Expected Maternity team, you will be signing up not just for a day of fun, but also for a celebration of the great things we can achieve when working together for a common cause. Each step we take brings us one step closer to a cure - and closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis. So what are you waiting for? Join my team today or make a donation in behalf of Walking With A Purpose .
Click here to view the team page for Walking With A Purpose


If you are interested in joining our team please email : 




P.S. If you would like more information about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, how proceeds from Walk MS are used, or the other ways you can get involved to create a world free of MS, please visit

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blowout Sale!!!!!!!

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Baby Experience


Having a baby is like no other human experience. Maybe that explains why babies can seem so alien at first. Everybody’s cooing, “Congratulations!” while you’re walking around in a sleepless daze wondering, “Now What?” A baby Changes everything your schedule, your priorities, the way you think about yourself, the way you think about the world. And if you’re like most parents, you have more experience programming your cell phone then deciphering an infant’s cries. Even though caring for a baby may feel instinctive at certain moments, you don’t automatically become an expert just because you are somebody’s mom! The job takes time and practice. You are about to have more fun than a grownup person ought to! There’s nothing like having a baby to bring out the joy and sheer sense of life.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tip for telling the workplace your Expecting….


expected_II_0982 Okay so suddenly you’re sleeping on the job, forgetting appointments, and spending an excessive amount of time in the restroom. You’ll have to break the news to your coworkers and boss eventually, but when’s the right time? Most likely after the shaky first trimester and once you have had a chance to figure out what you are going to do. Think about how long you intend to be out of the office and whether you want to return to a full or part-time schedule. Know your rights- meet with your human resources department to learn about your company’s maternity leave policies and encourage your partner to check their workplace family leave benefits as well.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Morning Sickness???

We carry a product called Preggie Pops:


  • The sucker or lollipop format works well in labor to help prevent dry mouth.
  • Seven interesting flavors like peppermint, sour tangerine and ginger.
  • Come in a variety of formats so you can select your favorite: suckers or drops.
  • They make a nice baby shower gift or gift to a new mom-to-be.

Morning sickness is something that plagues many women during pregnancy. It can happen at any time of the day or even last all day long. For centuries women have been seeking a remedy to cure morning sickness. Many of the remedies that women found helpful were hard to find in a readily available form.

The flavored suckers are meant to be used for just this purpose. The flavors are all designed to help alleviate nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and in cases of motion sickness, which can occur more frequently when you are pregnant. They are designed to work by the flavoring, but also have the added benefit of helping you if you suffer from dry mouth or over active saliva glands .

Monday, February 23, 2009

Get a Spring Routine Started

Why routines?


Routines provide structure and help kids feel safe. Following a routine helps kids to develop self-control, to learn to problem-solve, and to develop other important skills. Routines allow you to control your time (instead of your time controlling you).
Divide your day into segments when you’re planning your routine.
“Zero in on the family routines that are most

Agree about who is responsible forbabylilac
which which tasks. Create a chart or checklist
to remind everyone. Tweak as necessary. Your
routine will soon become second-nature.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

7’s for all mankind

Lexie “A” Pocket Jeans


We just got in a shipment of the Lexie ‘”A” Pocket by 7’s for all mankind. The flattering fit will make these your favorite jeans, season after season. This wash is a lighter weight version of the popular and classic Medium New York wash we all know and love. The Lexie “A” Pocket was designed to suit the measurements of a petite woman.  And look great with a casual pair of flats..937218_fpx








Hurry in these are HOT and going fast……..

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Valentine's Makeover and Night Out


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Expected Maternity is doing a "Valentine's Makeover and Night Out" for an expecting mother.  Included in this special giveaway is:

*a new outfit provided by Expected Maternity 2008-02-12gif_heart_43

*a makeover provided by a Glo Professional make-up artist

*a Fetal Foto Maternity Massage

*dinner and movie provided by Asian Star and Cinemark Theaters

We would like to pamper a deserving mother-to-be . Click link below to register.


Good Luck!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cellex-C Mother & Child Skin Care


We now have these amazing Mother & Child Skin Care items by Cellex-C.

cellexcspiderveincomplex Spider Vein Complex is a lightweight gel that should be applied to the legs twice daily. Allow a minimum of 4 weeks of continued use for improved skin appearance. May be used before, during or after pregnancy to improve the appearance of spider veins and capillaries.

314yKyDGviL__SL250_ Stretch Mark Cream combines ultra moisturizers with collagen boosting ingredients. Stretch Mark Cream is ideally applied regularly (twice a day) beginning at least 3 months before giving birth. Can also be used post-pregnancy.

cl061-Baby-Sunsafe-SPF-30 Baby SunSafe Cream SPF 30 Formulated specially for baby’s skin, including face, this oil free, fragrance free, mineral based sun protection cream is completely free of chemical sunscreens yet gives your baby’s skin complete SPF 30 protection. This aquamarine-colored sun protection cream combines sea botanical extracts—Omega Plankton, Aquatic Vegetable Protein and Seaweed Biopeptides—with natural earth minerals to create the ultimate light-weight, natural, sun defense moisturizer.

Friday, January 30, 2009


For those of you that have been waiting on our jean orders to come in they are finally here…… HURRAY 

We received our Citizen of Humanity in the Dark Pacific bootcut.


Also we received our7’s for all mankind   "A" Pocket jean in Medium LA wash.  Great classic bootcut for everyday wear with 7's signature "A" pocket on the back pockets.


Hurry in while they last…….

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