When I was growing up, there were three things I looked forward to and planned on doing: having a wildly successful career, getting married, and being a mom. Of those three, being a mom has far exceeded my expectations and whatever visions I may have had. I’m working on the wildly successful career and well, the getting married part has also passed. One of these days I’ll get into phase 2 of the getting married thing but until then… I’m focusing on the mom part. And part of the being a mom? Being pregnant. Though there were definitely ups and downs with each pregnancy, being pregnant was one of my favorite things. There was just something about knowing that I had another human being developing in my body. That’s why I wanted to gather together my best pregnancy advice and tips to share with you.
While I don’t have many posts about getting pregnant or about infertility, I will eventually have links to those posts as I think that’s just as important. And, I’ll make this standard disclaimer:
I am not a certified medical professional, I do not have an advanced degree in obstetrics or gynecology. In fact, I’m lucky if I can remember to spell those two words correctly. I am merely sharing advice and tips from the perspective of a mom and woman who’s been there. The advice and tips provided here are not meant to substitute the advice given by a certified, educated, and trained medical professional.
|Pregnancy Nutrition||Surviving Pregnancy During Summer|
|Common Lies About Pregnancy||Dealing with Morning Sickness|
|Getting Through the First Trimester||Fitness During Pregnancy|
The time after pregnancy be just as challenging as pregnancy itself. From adjusting to having the new baby to even dealing with postpartum depression; the days, weeks, and months following your pregnancy are a challenging time indeed.
|Loving My Post Pregnancy Body||The Reality of Postpartum Depression|
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