Prenatal vitamins are the first item you purchase in your journey to becoming a parent. You want to make sure you purchase the best prenatal vitamins. How do you know which brand of prenatal vitamins is best? There are so many to choose from it can be overwhelming. Here are the Best Prenatal Vitamins of… Read More What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins of 2020?
Collagen peptides have become popular recently for their purported skin benefits. Are collagen peptides safe while pregnant? Is there a benefit to taking collagen peptides in addition to the very necessary prenatal vitamins? What are Collagen Peptides? Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is found in your skin, bones, cartilage and… Read More Are Collagen Peptides Safe During Pregnancy?
Round ligament pain is a common issue during the second trimester of your pregnancy. Here’s what to know about round ligament pain, how to find some relief, and even help avoid it in the first place. … Read More Round Ligament Pain – 6 Tips for Relief
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
Prenatal gummies have become very popular and for good reason– they are delicious and some find them easier to stomach. When you are TTC or pregnant you may want a tasty treat rather than suffering through swallowing large, green prenatal vitamins. There are a bunch of prenatal gummy vitamins to choose from ranging from organic… Read More 4 Best Prenatal Gummy Vitamins
I love The Honest Company Prenatal Vitamins and felt it needed its own review. I switched to these prenatal vitamins shortly after learning what to look for in prenatal vitamins. The Honest Company Prenatal Once Daily (link) Convenience A once daily prenatal vitamin is much more convenient than taking multiple vitamins throughout the day. Plus,… Read More The Best Prenatal Vitamin: A Review of Honest Company Prenatal Vitamins
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
In the NICU preemies spend lots of time in the “kangaroo position”. I would know- I had a preemie. Once they come home this position is just natural. Premature babies love being held ALL THE TIME. Unfortunately many of the baby carriers have weight limits greater than 7 or 8 pounds, meaning you can’t use… Read More The 5 Best Baby Carrier for Preemies
Whether you are only starting to think about ttc or you’ve been trying for a while, tracking your fertility through an ovulation calendar can be beneficial. Women are incorrectly taught that all women ovulate on day 14, and if you falsely believe this, you may be missing your fertile window. There are many different ovulation… Read More Fertility Awareness Method: How to Start Fertility Charting
My daughter was born premature, so I definitely have firsthand experience in finding the best diapers for preemies. I have tried out different diapers and am happy to share how each diaper held up and which diapers came out on top. Things that were most important to me were comfort, absorption and simplicity. I also… Read More Best Diapers for Preemies
Being diagnosed with gestational diabetes is tough. I found out I had gestational diabetes at 26 weeks and I was shocked. I am active. I eat healthy. I have a normal BMI. There isn’t even diabetes in my family. How could I have gestational diabetes? Turns out you can get gestational diabetes with no risk… Read More Gestational Diabetes Snacks & Fruits
I wasn’t planning on having a c-section, but when baby K’s heartbeat started dropping I was rushed back for a c-section that saved both of our lives. 4 months later and I have thought about what items I wish I had for my c-section postpartum recovery. Just like nothing can prepare you for becoming a… Read More C-Section Postpartum Recovery Kit