and I have to go away for a bit. Hey folks. We appreciate your interest in tour blog but we need to take a pause. Due to personal reasons, I will be on a leave until January 2021. At that point, we'll be picking up the thread again and getting back to connecting to you. … Continue reading Oh no! We’ve just met…
While we (and the rest of the world) continue to muddle our way through COVID-19 there are social concerns to which we should be paying attention.Ongoing research about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy directly is not clear. After all, this virus is only a few months old and we have lots to learn about … Continue reading COVID, Booze and Pregnancy
It's arrival time - delivery! More emotions and more hormones! During delivery, your body works to deliver the baby and hormones are in play big time. A simple statement and a complicated system. Your estrogen and progesterone levels change again – rapidly once delivery is complete. There’s an increase in another hormone, oxytocin. This hormone … Continue reading Hormones! Pregnancy! Whoohoo! – Part 2 of 2
Hormones! The fabulous and the wild ride of pregnancy (Part 1 of 2) OK…there are a lot of jokes about hormones. But, kidding aside, during pregnancy hormones are ricocheting around you like 10000 invisible neon boomerangs at warp speed. It’s real. And like everything pregnant, each pregnancy will bring its own experience. What do hormones … Continue reading Hormones! Pregnancy! Whoohoo!
Hey...after just posting a blog about morning sickness and weed, this article popped up from our local paper. https://leaderpost.com/cannabis-health/pregnant-and-breastfeeding-mothers-should-abstain-from-using-cannabis-nurses-association It discusses the risks of using weed while breastfeeding. All good information for you to know....
One of the toughest things about pregnancy is morning sickness. And let's be real, it isn't just in the morning. For some pregnancies, morning sickness is fleeting and mild. And, for others it is severe leading to hospitalization and medical care. I worked with a woman who during her second pregnancy ended up being hospitalized … Continue reading What about weed for morning sickness?
If you follow entertainment and celebrity news, you’d know today a celebrity couple shared they had a miscarriage. To share publicly is a brave decision because we all know the public can be a judgmental place filled with gossip. The better side is we need to talk about miscarriages to allow us to accept how … Continue reading Miscarriages – invisible sorrows
So, I would sleep! Sure…. I have always been a light sleeper and found that I couldn’t stay sleeping because my daughter was making grunting, almost moaning, noises. There was a newly instituted protocol called, “rooming in” where the newborn was to stay in the room with the mother during the recovery period instead of … Continue reading Breast Feeding – Not As Easy As You Think…Part 2
Breastfeeding – it’s not always easy and that sucks. BREAST IS BEST!? I’m a dietitian. This mantra ‘breast is best’ about breastmilk and breastfeeding was instilled in every dietetic student when I was at University. So, a while later when I was pregnant with my first child I wanted to do everything ‘right.’ Attending prenatal … Continue reading Breastfeeding – not as easy it looks? Part 1
I’m pregnant…do I have to give up coffee? After the elation of receiving the results of a positive pregnancy test, sometimes panic settles in. You started wondering.... Have I had alcohol in the past month? What changes do I need to make to my lifestyle for a healthy pregnancy? Can I still have my morning … Continue reading No more coffee !? Relax. You can have coffee. Read on…