My Experience with a Birth Doula

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Posted in: Favorite Products, For Mom, Pregnancy

After writing this title, I’m still shocked I can even say “I have a birth doula!”  My third pregnancy and first time with a birth doula seems surreal. With my first two pregnancies I had all the excuses – I didn’t know much about doulas, I was planning an epidural so didn’t think I needed […]

What You Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes

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Posted in: Pregnancy

I never realized how controversial Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) could be… As I dug into the research & talked with various professionals, I learned there are many different approaches to screening, diagnosing & treating GDM.  In this post, I dive deep into the topic so you can make an informed decision & have a constructive […]

5 Ways To Prepare For Pregnancy

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Posted in: Pregnancy

Thinking about getting pregnant in the near future can be an exciting, yet overwhelming, experience.  There’s the anticipation of building your very own family, filled with the worry of what if’s & wonder about where to even start. Whether it’s your first, second or fourth pregnancy, I’ve got 5 ways to help prepare you for […]

Top Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

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Posted in: Pregnancy

I’m Pregnant. Do I really need to give up deli-meat & brie cheese? Short answer, it depends… What can and can’t I eat is one of the top questions I get from soon-to-be mamas.  It’s a valid question, and one I certainly had myself.  But instead of just handing over a list of “Eat This, […]

Can I drink Tea During Pregnancy?

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Posted in: Pregnancy

Drinking tea during pregnancy is something most women don’t think twice about (me being one of them…). Some teas such as nettle tea or raspberry leaf tea have been gaining popularity for their “touted benefits” during pregnancy. The use of herbal medicines for health or ailments is an increasing global trend, partly due to their […]

How To Choose A Prenatal Vitamin

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Posted in: Favorite Products, Pregnancy

What prenatal vitamin should I take?  I get this question a lot, and for good reason – it’s an important one! If you’re pregnant, or planning to become pregnant in the near future, choosing an appropriate prenatal vitamin is a smart decision.  I’ve seen many woman (myself included), pick up the first prenatal vitamin they […]

10 Ways To Combat Morning Sickness

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Posted in: Pregnancy

If you’re struggling with morning sickness, I’m glad you’re here. Pregnancy is a whirlwind in and of itself, and to struggle with nausea and morning sickness is an entire new level of TOUGH! Whether you’ve lost your appetite, have strong aversions to certain foods (like meat or vegetables), or are having trouble keeping food down, […]

How Endocrine Disruptors Affect Reproduction

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Posted in: Lifestyle, Pregnancy

Endocrine Disruptors are natural and/or man-made chemicals that can interfere with the body’s hormone & cell signaling system (aka: the endocrine system).  Endocrine disruptors adversely affect reproductive health by mimicking or blocking the effects of male and female sex hormones.   Known endocrine disruptors include chemicals such as: dioxins, BPA, arsenic, parabens, phthalates, mercury, PCBs […]

What You Need To Know About Weight Gain During Pregnancy

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Posted in: Pregnancy

The pregnancy weight topic is not an easy one, but it’s an important one. From my experience with two pregnancies, there seems to be a shift from “fear of weight gain” to “embrace it all, don’t worry about it, and enjoy eating for two!”  While I am certainly a fan of embracing your body’s changes, […]

Protein-Packed Pregnancy Smoothies

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Posted in: Pregnancy, Recipes

Protein is one of those macronutrients you’re always hearing about, and pregnancy is one of those times you might actually need more protein… If you’re a busy, high achiever mama or soon-to-be mama, you’re all about health + convenience! That’s where these simply nutritious, protein-packed smoothies come in handy! During pregnancy, you need more protein […]




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