Healthy Pregnancy Cravings

Healthy Pregnancy Cravings

When I was pregnant, I craved orange juice like it was going out of style. OJ with breakfast, OJ with lunch, OJ with dinner. Before growing a child inside my body, I never liked orange juice. However, once the 2nd trimester hit, I wanted all the orange juice. And all...
Working With Morning Sickness

Working With Morning Sickness

Often viewed as a badge of honor, morning sickness can strike even the toughest expecting mama at the most inopportune times during her pregnancy. Despite its punctual namesake, morning sickness can happen in the morning, noon and night, and maintaining one’s...
Having A Baby – Getting From Someday To OK

Having A Baby – Getting From Someday To OK

“So when are you guys having kids?” This question was posed to me so many times during my late twenties that I lost count of how often I politely smiled, sipped my wine, and answered “someday.” The truth was I had no idea. I definitely wanted to have a baby and start...
A Stealth Pregnancy

A Stealth Pregnancy

What does a ‘stealth’ or ‘cryptic’ pregnancy mean? It means a pregnancy a woman is unaware of. The TV show “I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant” features women who didn’t realize they were expecting until they delivered an eight-pound baby in the loo. Surprise! How is that...
Why Yoga and Pilates Are Good For Fertility

Why Yoga and Pilates Are Good For Fertility

Optimizing the body for fertility goes far beyond diet and prenatal supplements. Exercise plays a vital role in overall health, but specific forms of exercise seem to have greater benefits for fertility. Both yoga and Pilates have been shown to improve fertility, but...
Telling Your Boss You’re Pregnant

Telling Your Boss You’re Pregnant

“You’re pregnant!” I gasped when I heard the words coming from behind me as I stood in my office break room staring blankly into the refrigerator. I whirled around to see one of my coworkers standing behind me, arms crossed, smug smile on her face. “You are, aren’t...