Are you worried about staying healthy while pregnant and still maintaining a vegetarian or vegan diet? There might even be some people who have told you it’s not possible! The truth is you can have a very healthy pregnancy while being vegetarian or vegan, if done properly.
Fall is here! So while we all bask in the warmth of cozy sweaters and warm drinks, we also inevitably are put at higher risk of catching illnesses, such as the flu or upper respiratory tract infections. As moms with young ones, we are not only worried about ourselves, but our babies too! So here are some good tips on how to keep your and your baby protected.
In today’s day and age, social media is the new medium behind the message. It surrounds us, it keeps us connected and informed. These days, everyone is connected to at least one form of social media. We scroll through our Instagram feeds, we pin ideas to Pinterest boards and we follow support groups on Facebook.
There has been a lot of talk about postpartum depression and getting help. However, how common anxiety can be during pregnancy and the postpartum period is less talked about. According to Postpartum Support International, 6 percent of women experience anxiety during pregnancy and 10 percent of women experience anxiety during the postpartum period. Anxiety in general […]
Let me tell you a little secret: Kegels JUST aren’t enough to fix your prolapse. All or us are victims of gravity. Feeling too embarrassed to discuss the pressure of something protruding at the vaginal entrance? Worried because your mother and your grandmother have told you about theirs? Experience constipation? Considering a Bladder suspension surgery? You need to keep reading.
The pregnancy and the postpartum period are often made out to be the most exciting time in a woman and couples life. However, this journey does not always bring joy as described. Getting pregnant and having a newborn often brings along increase stressors and worries which are usually unspoken. It is reported that 1 in 7 women experience Postpartum Mood Disorder (PMD) and/or Postpartum Anxiety.
It’s that time of year again – resolution time! If you are like me your resolutions involve working to improve your health. A huge and often overlooked part of our health is our exposure to toxins. We usually don’t think of our cosmetics as a source of toxicity but the average woman is exposed to 168 chemicals EVERY day (men are exposed to about 85 chemicals daily).
s a child I always enjoyed getting dressed up and going trick or treating with my family and friends. I even more so enjoyed eating lots of candy! If you know me, you likely know I enjoy candy (I don’t have it often, but when I do I REALLY enjoy it). I can still remember my favourite Halloween treats (Starburst, Sour Patch Kids, Popeye Candy Sticks, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups). These are fun memories that make Halloween so nostalgic and exciting. However, with all that being said I believe there are ways to limit excessive sugar intake during Halloween and enjoy your treats mindfully.
Is “I just pee’d a little” the new badge of honour among women that certifies an honest hearty laughter? Most women think it’s just part of having a baby. Leaking a little after having a baby, while common, is NOT normal. In fact, Urinary Incontinence (leakage of urine) is no laughing matter, and having incontinence during or after pregnancy is a strong predictor that you will experience incontinence again in the next 10-15 years.