We're planning to create a honeymoon baby on the 5th of July, 2020, on our wedding night. At the point of writing this, there's 9 months left. A bit over a month ago I turned to a plant based diet for the purpose of well-being, and that's going fine, so I'm obviously going to stick … Continue reading My Pre-Pregnancy Diet: 9 Months Before Trying (Plant Based — Protein, Folate, Iron)
Lately I've been doing something called barre exercise. It sounds like it's related to ballet, and apparently it's a mix between things like ballet, yoga and pilates. It's a pretty good workout, but that's not why I fell in love with it. The reason is Hips. I will explain that below. At the bottom of … Continue reading Why I Love Barre + Benefits (Hip opening, booty sculpting, activating hamstrings, pregnancy)
When a woman is pregnant, she produces a 50% extra amount of blood! Iron is needed to create healthy blood in the body. Without enough iron, you can get iron deficiency anemia. The topic is relatable to me, as I sit here and wonder if I should get a new checkup on my own iron … Continue reading Why Is Iron Important In Pregnancy?
Nourishing your body is extra important in pregnancy. Some of the most important nutrients are the following: Folate (Folic Acid)IronCalciumVitamin DProtein I will go through each one in separate posts, and list a number of plant based foods that you can find them in. In this one, I will list foods rich in Folate. (All … Continue reading Plant Based Pregnancy Diet: Folate
We're planning to conceive a honeymoon baby on July 5th 2020 (next year), which I am very much looking forward to. However, I am also concerned about my irregular periods.
This is a checklist that I've prepared to be ready for my own pregnancy. My goal is for it to be as comprehensive as possible, and that other women planning to be pregnant will find it useful as well. Have you been pregnant, and have something to add? Or do you have something that I … Continue reading Pre-Pregnancy Checklist
Folic acid (found in supplements and fortified foods), or folate (the natural form) is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is very important in early pregnancy, but it is also beneficial to take before getting pregnant. Why is Folic Acid/Folate Important? Supplementing with folic acid is extra important in pregnancy because of the closing … Continue reading Why Is Folic Acid/Folate Important In Pregnancy?
This is an index of all my pregnancy related information articles. My goal is to provide quick and non-complicated information about all things pregnancy 🙂 Missing something? Let me know! Checklists Pre-Pregnancy Checklist Pre-Pregnancy Why A Pre-Pregnancy Checkup is Important Pre-Pregnancy Checklist My Pre-Pregnancy Diet Nutrition Why Is Folic Acid/Folate Important In Pregnancy? Plant Based … Continue reading Pregnancy 101: Index
As you may already know, a pregnancy is divided into 3 trimesters. I've organised all of the symptoms that I've found, in this article, by trimester. It will definitely be something I use for myself when I get pregnant, but I hope that it will be useful to someone else as well. (If you can … Continue reading Pregnancy Symptoms By Trimester
A prenatal checkup lets you know if you have any health conditions or nutrition deficiencies that can affect your pregnancy. These include: Iron deficiency anemiaVitamin B12 deficiency anemiaFolate deficiency anemiaDiabetesObesityHigh blood pressureAsthmaAutoimmune diseasesHIVEpilepsyMental health conditionsPolycystic ovary syndromeKidney diseaseThyroid diseaseZika infection Other things that can affect your pregnancy: Young ageHigh ageAlcohol useTobacco useDrug useLow activity levelExcessive … Continue reading Why A Pre-Pregnancy Checkup Is Important