Constipation in Little Ones: How To Identify It & More

This is a subject I’ve been meaning to cover for awhile!! I see so many questions about this in online forums and so much misunderstanding around what actually constitutes constipation, when constipation needs treatment, and so on and so forth. This confusion around constipation isn’t just in regards to the child population, but also adults,…

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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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