ICP in Pregnancy

ICP in Pregnancy — Fight the Itch!

My niece, Mekayla, recently gave birth to my second great niece (yes showing my age)! Baby Cora came early because Mom was induced 4 weeks before her due date. She was diagnosed with ICP something that we do not hear too much about but now we know can happen in pregnancy.  Baby Cora is of […]

Folic Acid Vs. Folate During Pregnancy

Folic Acid vs. Folate—What’s the Difference?

Lucky 13 Did you know that there are 13 vitamins essential to your survival? Some of the most important ones are the B’s.  You’ll see them listed as niacin (vitamin B3), thiamin (for Vitamin B1), and riboflavin (Vitamin B2).  Then there’s that really tricky B vitamin, especially for pregnancy, folate!  If you did not know, folate […]

protein and breastfeeding

Preparing Your Body for Breastfeeding

Making Milk When You Want to Shed the Unwanted Pounds In the last few months of pregnancy, I could hardly move because I was waddling like a plump duck. I did, however, have one constant and nagging thought, “I cannot WAIT to feel free to work out hard and eat less, so I can lose […]

Assorted fruit & berry smoothies #DrinkYourPrenatals

5 Smoothie Hacks for a Healthier Pregnancy

Sometimes a nice, tart, fruity smoothie is the only thing that sounds good when you are pregnant (or am I speaking only for me???). The problem is you still might not get everything you need nutrient-wise for your growing baby. Here are a few hacks to get the extra vitamins/minerals and protein you need, without […]