You have the baby clothes washed and folded, the car seat ready to go, and the nursery set up… but have you prepped your birth canal?? (And I don’t mean kegels or a pre-birth bikini wax!)An important transfer takes place during a vaginal birth as healthy bacteria from the mother’s birth canal helps colonize the baby as it passes through.Read More
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With all of the joys that accompany pregnancy, there’s also the potential to experience some unpleasant conditions. In this post I discuss why heartburn is commonly experienced in pregancy, how to identify triggers, why antacids may not be the best choice, natural remedies and pregnancy safe supplements to combat heartburn and ease discomfort.Read More
The third trimester was undeniably my favorite with my first pregnancy, and it's proven to be very true with this pregnancy as well. I feel so much gratitude for my body... for making me my babies, for making me a mother. Even though this pregnancy has brought more challenges than my first, I’m sad to see it come to an end. Although I’m also getting pretty desperate to meet this little creature!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