My Pre-Pregnancy Diet: 9 Months Before Trying (Plant Based — Protein, Folate, Iron)

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)

Why I Love Barre + Benefits (Hip opening, booty sculpting, activating hamstrings, pregnancy)

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)

Why Is Folic Acid/Folate Important In Pregnancy?

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?

Pregnancy 101: Index

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

Why A Pre-Pregnancy Checkup Is Important

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