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?
Pregnancy comes with it’s fair share of aches, pains, and sometimes sickness, as any woman who has been pregnant will tell you. One of the most common pains you can expect to deal with? Round ligament pain. While not as pervasive and bothersome as some other body ailments resulting from pregnancy, round ligament pain is… Read More What is Round Ligament Pain, and How Do You Get Relief?
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 Honest Company’s 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. Honest Company’s Prenatal Once Daily (link) Convenience A once daily prenatal vitamin is much more convenient than taking multiple vitamins throughout the day. Plus, Honest Co’s… 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 Best Baby Carrier for Preemies
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. I previously shared my top picks for… Read More What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins of 2019?
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
I previously shared my top diaper recommendations of 2018. Since then I had a baby and I have tried out the different diapers. For 2019 I am happy to share how each diaper held up and which diapers came out on top. These are the best diapers of 2019. Things that were most important to… Read More Best Diapers of 2019
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
It’s already the middle of summer and between the heat and humidity mosquitos have become everyone’s least welcome visitor. Some people are like mosquito bait, getting attacked no matter where they go and others get only a couple bites, but those bites swell up into little red mounds of itchiness. Not to mention some of… Read More Bug Spray in Pregnancy – Is it safe to use?