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About Krista CKrista is the founder of I Heart Pregnancy, a pregnancy magazine, and works to build community support and education through her work as the owner of Pregnancy Awareness Month.
You may be growing larger by the day, but it’s still vitally important to exercise and keep moving. Not only does this help prepare you for labor and motherhood, but it provides a time to de-stress and enjoy some nature.* If you exercised a lot before pregnancy, you may feel a need to cut back a little, and that’s OK. My midwife recommended 30 minutes
Are you feeling a little better as you enter the fifth month of your pregnancy? It’s time to do some planning and thinking ahead. The excitement of this month builds as your care provider schedules the fetal anomaly ultrasound. While this appointment checks for proper development of your baby’s body, you may also choose to learn the gender of your child as this visit. This
Welcome to the month of relief! If you’ve been suffering from an unhappy stomach, you may begin to feel better any day now. If you’ve been feeling emotional, you may become more grounded. Energy increases, along with an eagerness to be around people, and maybe a strengthened desire for lovemaking.* If you’re of the natural mothering bent, it’s encouraging to spend time with other naturally-minded
Every newborn, when placed on the mother's chest, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother's breast and latch at mom’s nipple all on their own. This is called the 'Breast Crawl' and it’s far more common when moms and newborns are kept together, undisturbed, after birth.When left alone and in a laying down position mom and baby have perfect skin to skin
First-time moms and dads can spend hundreds or even thousands on the latest safety gear and the “installation experts” that come with it. But you don’t have to dig in your couch cushions for every spare penny. Babyproofing is simple if you follow a few basic guidelines, have some simple items on hand, and use common sense. In our home, we started with a simple childproofing kit that
Summer goes by way too fast, and kids grow up too soon! Don’t wait another minute. You can survive a spur-of-the-moment road trip with your toddler and have fun doing it. Here’s my car essentials kit / road trip survival kit. Why not put one together for yourself? One of these days, you’ll wake up and be free to say “let’s go!” Fun in the
We get this question occasionally at FIT4MOM. There are myths or old wives tales that working out when you are breastfeeding is not advised. The concern is that exercising could affect the quantity or quality of the breast milk. Here are the facts... Moderate exercise will not affect the quality of your breast milk - There is no marked increase in lactic acid, which was
image via Jennie Quicksall Photography Congratulations. You are expecting a new baby and among the many decisions you will make is how will you feed your baby. If you are considering breastfeeding you may be a bit apprehensive about stories friends and family members may have told you about nipple pain, low milk supply and difficulty with feedings. Questions abound as to whether it is
Who doesn’t have the occasional sore back or achy feet with pregnancy? Here’s a great little kit you can make yourself to help soothe yourself when your maternity massage therapist is on vacation. It’s a great money-saving quick fix, too. It’s especially fun to use when your significant other can help! What You Need -Essential Oils: I like to use a blend called Valor from