Don’t Forget About Oral Health in Pregnancy (and You Know, Always!)

I feel like are mouths are (sadly) often a part of us that is overlooked. I hope most people brush their teeth, but I know a lot of people probably don’t do it enough. I know that a lot of people either don’t floss or don’t floss enough, or don’t floss “well” or “properly” according…

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Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid: What, Why, and When

Prenatal vitamins. I feel like I had one million questions about them pre-pregnancy and in first trimester. What are they? Why are they recommended? What are the differences between available brands? When do I stop and start taking them? If I don’t take one or I forget to take one, what will happen? They make…

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Flu Shot FAQ: This Weeks Summary

So if you didn’t know, I am currently running a Flu Shot FAQ Reel Series on Instagram! Every day for about 3 weeks I will be debunking a flu shot myth or answering a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to do this because they’re short…

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Holiday Gift Guide For: Expecting and Newly Postpartum Mamas

Do you have a pregnant mama in your life? Or someone who will be in the early stages of the postpartum period just in time for the holidays? I was pregnant last Christmas and then had a baby only two weeks after in early January – it’s a busy time and any and all support…

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New Podcast Episode: Episode 8, Kirsten’s Hollywood Birth!

The title above will make sense to you when you listen to the episode – this episode is covering an unmedicated birth experience with an OB. Kirsten talks about her experiences as a military wife; IUGR, what it means, and how it was managed; gestational diabetes; and more. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational…

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What I Loved About Midwifery Care

My obstetrical care during pregnancy was provided by a team of midwives. I loved it – my experience was, from start to finish, nothing short of amazing. My birth didn’t go as I imagined but my care team (and my husband, of course) made it an excellent experience anyways. Now, before I get into why…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Wait isn’t this a women’s health blog? Why are you talking about IBS? Well – IBS is more common in the female population than the male population. Some evidence suggests it may be related to the menstrual cycle and hormones in women. So – despite the fact that it doesn’t sound like a women’s health…

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More About Doulas And How to Find One You Can Trust

If you listen to my podcast, you’ll know my most recent guest was Mariana, a doula who works in Louisiana. She talked a lot about the role and responsibilities of a doula, and how they can help support you before, during, and after labour. I recommend giving that a listen (to hear about the doula…

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Episode 4 (Parts 1 and 2) Are Now Live: Interview With A Doula (Mariana aka Bump to Babies)

This week is a bit different than normal – I’m talking with Mariana (Bump to Babies) about her experience working as a doula and newborn care specialist. Rebecca, who was on my very first episode of the podcast, is also back on to give her perspective as a doula in training! The podcast is available…

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Cats, Litter Boxes, and Pregnancy: Toxoplasmosis Explored

Toxoplasma gondii – or toxoplasmosis – you may have heard of this parasite or infection if you have ever been pregnant and owned a cat. But what is it and what are the actual risks? *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as a substitute…

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