Hormones! Pregnancy! Whoohoo! – Part 2 of 2

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! Pregnancy! Whoohoo!

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!

What about weed for morning sickness?

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?

Breast Feeding – Not As Easy As You Think…Part 2

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 – not as easy it looks? Part 1

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

No more coffee !? Relax. You can have coffee. Read on…

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…