Pregnancy

How to Sleep Better Tonight and Why It Matters

At 9 months pregnant, sleep is something that eludes me even before baby #3 arrives. I find my mind racing, which makes it hard to fall asleep and even harder to get back to sleep after one of my several trips to the bathroom (hello squished bladder!). I’m hot, then […]

Be Good To Your Gut

If you know me, you know I don’t mind discussing bodily functions, including “number two.” While it’s gross, it’s also one of the greatest insights into our health. So naturally I jumped at the opportunity to take a deep dive into the topic and contribute to the Functional Medicine SF […]

 

How To Lose the Baby Weight

Witnessing your waistline stretch and expand in ways you never imagined and seeing those numbers climb higher than they’ve ever been before can be tough. Especially if you’re someone who’s worked hard to maintain a healthy physique all your life. But remember, you’re having a baby. You’re literally growing life. […]

Before You Get Pregnant, Do This.

Getting knocked-up can be easy breezy for some and a frustrating challenge for others. This isn’t a fertility post. But there are a few things you might do to build a nice nest for the baby-to-be.   Go easy on the workouts. Think about it. If you were running from a bear, your body […]

Should you go gluten free?

It seems everyone is going “gluten-free” these days, and special (expensive!) gluten-free foods are popping up all over the grocery store. Should you be cutting it out too? Those with celiac disease MUST go 100% gluten-free, because when they consume even a tiny fraction (like the invisible amount that might […]

Must Have Supplements for Mom and Baby

I’m not one to advocate for supplements, powdered shake mixes, or fortified foods, but there are a few instances where I definitely think they can help. During pregnancy, I recommend a good quality food-based multivitamin. I say “food-based” because the vitamins and minerals harvested from actual food (like fruits and veggies) […]