Well, I don’t know what image you carry around in your head about how a pregnant woman is ‘supposed’ to look, but it might be worthwhile to talk about body image before, during and after pregnancy. Image thanks to Andriele at Pixabay Body image is a hot topic in our culture these days – for … Continue reading Ahhh….body image and pregnancy
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!
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
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…
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?
“The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no one way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." – Jill Churchillfrom Daily-Quotes Woman thinking...image thanks to Sharon McCutcheon from Unsplash Who are you as a parent? Being pregnant and deciding to have a … Continue reading What’s in a name?
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.