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?
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
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?
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?
Peeing on all those sticks has finally paid off- you’re pregnant! It’s the moment you’ve been looking forward to. You’re so happy and then you realize- now what? Can you freeze in this moment forever? You might want to take a picture of your positive pregnancy test, to capture this moment so you can look… Read More Positive Pregnancy Test- Now What?
For our wedding registry we registered at a bunch of stores and still have store credit we are struggling to use. For our baby registry we knew we didn’t want to make the same mistake again. Here’s where the Amazon Baby Registry comes in. We already order from Amazon at least twice a week. Amazon… Read More Why Amazon Baby Registry is the Best
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
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
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