I had a hard time starting this second trimester review. I feel like I remember being newly pregnant… and then all of the sudden I was in the third trimester. What happened to the middle?! Unfortunately I was still plagued with the nausea and vomiting that I experienced in the first trimester. For “most people” this subsides in the second trimester, and I kept expecting it to…. waiting for it to... so badly wanting it to, needing it to.Read More
My first trimester was humbling to say the least.
I actually won’t refer to my experience as having “morning sickness” because as many women can attest, the feelings of nausea are rarely confined to the morning hours. I could sometimes make it through the morning without getting sick but it always worsened around 6pm, then I’d spend most evenings confined to the bathroom… miserable.Read More
I've already shared my Chocolate Cherry Chia Seed Pudding. Here's another variation of this balanced breakfast favourite of mine.
During early pregnancy many women notice strong cravings for starchy foods. The body is smart because food born illness is much less likely to come from sources of carbohydrate rich foods. Unfortunately, large amounts of starchy food can throw off blood sugar, and unbalanced blood sugar is one of the main causes of nausea or "morning sickness" in pregnancy.
Chia seed pudding contains more healthy fat and protein than cereal grains and oatmeal, to help keep blood sugar and nausea in check.