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
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 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?
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?
What is Carrier Screening? You may have heard of carrier screening from your OB/GYN or midwife. You may also have heard about it from a friend or family member. Carrier screening is a test typically ordered by your midwife or OB/GYN. The test requires a blood draw and analyzes your DNA. The test is looking… Read More Prenatal Genetic Carrier Screening
What is the MTHFR Mutation? The MTHFR Mutation is a change in the DNA that codes for a different gene. This gene affects your body’s ability to metabolize folic acid and maintain a healthy concentration of folate in your blood. There are actually 2 genes that work together to metabolize folic acid. Some people have… Read More MTHFR Mutation: What Does it mean in pregnancy?