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…

It’s not December 31st, but is it time for new habits?

Thinking of getting healthier habits during pregnancy? You're not alone, and it's not New Year's but here's a quick easy-to-read guide for setting goals that is supportive and practical - and it's universal ideas to get healthier habits, any day of the year. Most New Year's resolutions will fail in 6 weeks. Here's how you … Continue reading It’s not December 31st, but is it time for new habits?

Is pregnancy the biggest motivator for a healthier lifestyle?

I don’t know if this answer will surprize you or not, but here it is. No, not necessarily. And here’s some reasons why. We’re human, not machines Human beings are amazing and sometimes what we can accomplish is mind boggling. And, we also give up, quit, and procrastinate about implementing positive changes. It’s part of … Continue reading Is pregnancy the biggest motivator for a healthier lifestyle?

And so, it begins…pregnancy. It’s complicated.

There are two sides to being pregnant. There is the beautiful wonderful blessing side. The second side - it sucks.— Mary Beth Whiteheadfrom Daily-Quotes It was the first time. There’s a point in life when things start happening, almost like clockwork. It’s part of becoming an adult. Friends start getting married and settling down. And, … Continue reading And so, it begins…pregnancy. It’s complicated.