What Causes Morning Sickness? Morning sickness is pregnancy nausea. It doesn’t necessarily occur only in the morning. Pregnancy nausea can occur all day. It is your body’s response to the pregnancy hormones, hCG. Home pregnancy tests test for this hormone, hCG. While morning sickness can be extremely unpleasant it is actually a reassuring sign of… Read More How to Stop Morning Sickness in Early Pregnancy
I love Honest Company’s prenatal vitamins and felt they needed their very own review. I switched to these prenatal vitamins shortly after learning what to look for in prenatal vitamins. Find out below why I believe these are the best prenatal vitamins available. If you would like to read my complete review of the best… Read More The Best Prenatal Vitamin: A Review of Honest Company Prenatal Vitamins
In my last article I talked about the benefits of CoQ10 supplements on fertility. Another beneficial supplement to increase your fertility is live probiotics. I don’t recommend supplementation in women who have been trying to conceive for less than 3 months. However, after 3 months I would consider adding a best probiotic. Probiotics are a… Read More Best Probiotics to Increase Your Fertility
Everyone wants to have a fit pregnancy. You look great, feel great and bounce back to your pre-pregnancy body quickly. But how do we achieve a fit pregnancy when pregnancy is also full of nausea, exhaustion and pregnancy cravings? How do we fight the urge to binge on ice cream and Netflix? I have some… Read More How to Be Fit During Pregnancy
Prenatal gummy vitamins have become very popular and for good reason- they are delicious and some people find them easier to stomach. When you are ttc or pregnant you may opt for this tasty treat rather than suffering with the green, often large swallow prenatal vitamins. Prenatal gummy vitamins come in a variety of flavors and… Read More 4 Best Prenatal Gummy Vitamins
In addition to a daily prenatal vitamin and a daily prenatal DHA supplement, I also recommend a daily prenatal choline supplement. Another option is to get prenatal vitamins with choline. What is choline and what are the best prenatal choline supplements to take? Today I am sharing with you why you should be taking choline during… Read More Best Choline Supplements During Pregnancy
With summer right around the corner you might be stocking up on sunscreen or sunblock. Skin cancer is on the rise and it is important to protect your skin and your baby’s skin. But is protecting your skin worth the exposure to all the chemicals found in sunblock? Some sunscreens are safer than others. This… Read More What is the Safest Sunscreen for Moms and Babies?
This post is very important to me because bleeding in early pregnancy is not openly discussed and when women bleed they panic and assume the worse. In fact bleeding in early pregnancy is common and is often not a reason to panic. When you are trying to conceive, you are religiously peeing on pregnancy tests… Read More Bleeding and Spotting In Early Pregnancy: Period or implantation bleeding?
Coffee is a staple in many of our diets. We start our days with coffee and rely on it as fuel to make it through the day. However, once we become pregnant caffeine intake is added to the list of things we must go without. Personally, I didn’t mind giving up alcohol. I was never… Read More How Much Caffeine Can you Have When Pregnant?
Who should take CoQ10 for fertility? I want to begin by strongly suggesting that if you haven’t started trying to conceive, start without any supplements including CoQ10. Trust your body. Many women become pregnant the “old fashioned way”. I do believe that part of women’s struggle today with conceiving, is that they begin supplementing and… Read More Best CoQ10 Supplements for Fertility and Egg Quality