Tips to Successful Breastfeeding

Before I discuss my breastfeeding journey I want to preface it by saying everyone’s journey is different and breastfeeding is not for everyone. However, I do believe there’s a stigma and almost a taboo for a mother to nurse her child in public and that needs to change if we want mother’s to be successful with breastfeeding.

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Steps Women Need To Take Before They Start Trying To Get Pregnant

Time to get knocked up!

It’s kind of ironic isn’t it? As younger women, we spend a considerable amount of effort trying not to get pregnant. Then, when the time comes to completely reverse that mind-set it can be a little disorienting. Please don’t let me be pregnant somehow  turns into Please let me be pregnant!

Today I discuss ways you can optimize your body for pregnancy!

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Scientifically Proven Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

I hate to admit it but during my first pregnancy I wasn’t very active and barely exercised. In hindsight, if I had exercised more I possibly could’ve avoided a cesarean section and had a an easier postpartum recovery.

That’s why for my second pregnancy I purchased a FitBit and I was on a walking marathon eager to meet my step goal everyday. Being active boosted my energy and that endorphin high enhanced my pregnancy glow (lol)!  Lo and behold I was able to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) and I had a swift recovery.

As a pregnant woman you are STRONG! You are not fragile. You are not broken. You don’t have a “disease.” You don’t even have a “condition.”

Wth that being said let’s talk FITNESS!

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Nutrition For Prepregnancy, Pregnancy and Beyond

Pregnancy is a sacred responsibility. So much of what you do, eat, think, feel and surround yourself with during this time can have a dramatic effect on you and your baby.

On my new pregnancy series I will discuss several topics that are not known by the general public. Today’s first topic of the series will discuss the not so obvious do’s and dont’s of nutrition during pregnancy and beyond.

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