Did you know that having an abnormally high or low thyroid can cause you to miscarry and wreak havoc on your body? January is Thyroid Awareness Month? I thought talking about how vital our thyroid is to our body functions, including pregnancy, would be a great way to start the year off. One of the first things that I tell new clients is to have a blood test to check their … [Read more...] about Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
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Breastfeeding can be complicated and difficult enough during “normal” times. However, new mothers’ concerns become magnified during a pandemic when in-person resources, like local breastfeeding classes, are not as available. As a certified lactation consultant, I’m here to help by sharing answers to the most common breastfeeding questions and concerns I receive from clients … [Read more...] about Navigating Common Breastfeeding Concerns During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic
I’m in a weird life phase right now. Half of my friends are married and have kids (I will furthermore refer to my “friends with kids” as FWKs), while half are still swiping right and probably years away from nuptials (this group will now be called “NKY” friends – No Kids Yet.) Past that, my husband and I bought our first home last year and officially live in suburbia. We have … [Read more...] about I Don’t Have Kids Yet, But Please Still Invite Me
Most new mothers know that they will not get much sleep due to the needs of a newborn, but sleep problems can start even before the baby is born. A pregnant woman may have a hard time getting comfortable at night. Expectant mothers may need to get up to use the bathroom several times in one evening. Unfortunately, many expectant mothers also suffer from night sweats during … [Read more...] about Night Sweats During Pregnancy
Does pregnancy cause flu-like symptoms? Yes, several pregnancy symptoms do indeed mimic flu symptoms. Especially early in the first trimester. In fact, your first signs of pregnancy may be feelings of the never-ending flu. Flu symptoms should not last more than a couple of weeks. If you have these symptoms and there is a chance you could be pregnant, consider taking a pregnancy … [Read more...] about Does Pregnancy Cause Flu-Like Symptoms?