7 Ways To Avoid Postpartum Blues

There’s nothing more exciting than expecting a baby. You prepare the nursery, you get showered with love from all your friends and family, and you’re watching this baby grow inside you!

Then you have the baby and your entire world as you knew it turns upside down. Your body is a wreck, you’re hurting everywhere, the level of exhaustion is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before, and your stressing over breastfeeding.

These kind of overnight changes can make anybody go mad, which is why so many women suffer from postpartum blues. I was definitely one of them with my first pregnancy.

However with close observation of women who delivered after me and with the birth of my second daughter I found qualities that help combat this emotional period of time. Read More

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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