You’re One Tough Mother – Understanding the Trauma of Miscarriage

Sep 212018
 
You're One Tough Mother – Understanding the Trauma of Miscarriage

Miscarriage – the word alone is painful to hear, and the experience can feel almost impossible to survive. You’ve lovingly prepared your body to grow new life, and seemingly in an instant, your future family feels stolen away. The pain, confusion, and depression that can come after miscarrying make it difficult not to place blame […]

Hormone Honeymoon: What to Expect in Your 2nd Trimester

Aug 212018
 
Hormone Honeymoon: What to Expect in Your 2nd Trimester

Happy honeymoon, new moms-to-be! You’re 1/3rd of the way through your pregnancy and on to the greener pastures of your second trimester. Can you believe you’ve made it this far already without assassinating your partner for forgetting to stock up on pickles and chocolate ice cream? Also known as the “honeymoon stage,” the second trimester […]

Am I Crazy, Sick, or Just Pregnant? What to Expect During the Trials & Tribulations of Your First Trimester

Apr 102018
 
Am I Crazy, Sick, or Just Pregnant? What to Expect During the Trials & Tribulations of Your First Trimester

If you’re reading this article, then we probably owe you a big congratulations, new mom! Somewhere within the first 1 to 12 weeks of your pregnancy – otherwise known as the first trimester – you noticed your period was a bit off, maybe felt a little nauseous in the morning, or wondered why your boobs […]

Craving for Two: How to Eat Safe During Pregnancy

Feb 132018
 
Craving for Two: How to Eat Safe During Pregnancy

Pregnancy sends your body and mind on a hormonal roller coaster ride. While you’re busy building a crib and painting the nursery in-between all those random mood swings, your body is going through its own interior decorating overhaul. Estrogen and progesterone levels skyrocket to facilitate healthy fetal development, all while leaving you wondering if your […]

Implantation Bleeding or Period: What’s the Difference?

Jan 092018
 
Implantation Bleeding or Period: What’s the Difference?

If you are a diehard fan of the TV program ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant’ like we are, then you’ll know that many women featured experienced irregular periods throughout their life, and in fact experienced what they thought to be a period during their surprise pregnancy. The existence of such a perplexing phenomenon can […]

Your Guide to PCOS: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Dec 192017
 
Your Guide to PCOS: What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

If you’ve ever experienced intense cramping, unusually heavy menstrual bleeding or cramps that have been so intense they’ve left you unable to to attend work or school, PCOS – or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may be the culprit. It affects 8-20% of menstruators worldwide and is unfortunately one of the leading causes of infertility if left […]

How to Deal with All Your Pregnancy Skin Concerns

Nov 302017
 
How to Deal with All Your Pregnancy Skin Concerns

“You’re glowing!” is one of the things you might expect to hear when you’re expecting. But the physiological changes that generate the pregnancy glow can also wreak havoc on your complexion. Like the rest of your body, your skin will experience changes along the journey to childbirth. Here are some of the most common skin […]

Irregular Periods & Ovulation: What You Need to Know

Nov 142017
 
Irregular Periods & Ovulation: What You Need to Know

If you’re trying to conceive but wonder if your irregular periods will make it difficult, we have good news – irregular menstruation does not always mean you’re not ovulating regularly! While the average period comes every 28 days and lasts about 5, there is plenty of variation within this range that counts as ‘normal.’ When […]

Motherhood & Pelvic Floor Recovery

Oct 102017
 
Motherhood & Pelvic Floor Recovery

After all the work your body put into creating your little bundle of joy, you’d expect it deserves a rest, but your post-birth recovery has just begun. Both vaginal and cesarean births birthday can wreak havoc on your pelvic floor – the hammock-like structure of muscles integral to supporting your internal organs – and it’s […]

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