The hardest part about being pregnant is not knowing when your little human is going to arrive. Will it be on their due date, in the middle of the night or on a beautiful sunny day? Will it be like in the movies where your water breaks in the grocery store and you deliver in the car while you are stuck in traffic on the highway? Our due date was Sunday, January 20, 2019. The […]
In this blog, I collaborate with my guest blogger and baby expert, Annie O to share tips for making life with a baby, easier and way more fun. From how to make your own diaper cream (that actually works) to treating gas/discomfort, we hope you find these tips to be helpful for you and baby.
Breastfeeding has been the way to nurture babies since the dawn of human history. In fact, your body will start making colostrum during the second trimester of pregnancy. Upon delivery of the placenta, progesterone is released and prolactin is stimulated to produce milk, a process known as lactogenesis. In some cases of C-sections or when placenta fragments remain in the uterus, lactogenesis can be delayed, causing issues with milk production and breastfeeding. Uncomplicated deliveries usually […]
Hydrate Water is essential for delivering essential nutrients to your baby needed for healthy growth and development. It’s especially important to stay hydrated during pregnancy to prevent headaches, cramping, dizziness, UTIs, constipation, hemorrhoids and other pregnancy symptoms. Dehydration during the third trimester can actually lead to pre-term labor. Aim to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water every day. It may help to drink about 6 ounces of water every hour […]
Mindful Eater In Utero Did you know that human’s development majority of their taste buds in utero? By week 20, your baby has already developed its taste buds and is learning to prefer the foods you eat. You can actually shape a baby’s palate by eating a variety of healthy foods. Bring on the broccoli! In the third trimester they have more taste buds than they will in their entire lifetime. This is why it’s […]
There’s no better time to practice mindfulness than when you are creating another life. I am finding that I am more mindful than ever since I am experiencing so many things for the very first time now that I am pregnant. Pregnancy is truly a remarkable experience and forces you to be in tune with your body. Things are changing drastically, my stomach is growing bigger every day, I’m learning so many new things and […]