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
I convinced you to stop your birth control in my previous article, but now that your birth control is gone your menstrual cramps are back! Cramping around your period could be just that, menstrual cramps. But cramping could also be a sign of pregnancy. This is only more of a reason to avoid ibuprofen and try… Read More 6 Remedies for Menstrual Cramps when TTC
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
In my last article I talked about the best CoQ10 supplements 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 safe way to… 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
With so many options how can we choose? Before becoming pregnant I never even thought this was something people had to think about. They all catch pee and poo so what’s the big difference? Turns out they’re not really all that different but the small differences do add up. And so I started out on… Read More Best Diapers for Newborns
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?