Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

I was already well into my pregnancy when I heard about the benefits of chiropractic work during pregnancy.  It is especially recommended by women who have had particular ailments in pregnancy – such as back and hip problems –and women who are interested in natural, medication-free birth.  Chiropractic work realigns your bones and joints so…

Meditation for Beginners

I have known about the basics and the benefits of meditation for years.  However, I have never managed to make it a regular practice.  At my first meeting with my doula, she suggested I try to take some time every day to meditate as it will help me relax and connect with the baby.  Since…

Glucose Tolerance Test

Last week I had my 1-hour glucose tolerance test. Allow me to vent for a minute:  I don’t like getting my blood drawn generally.  I have little, rolling veins that they often have trouble finding or getting blood from and I have tendency to pass out… This particular test is especially bad because they make…

Prenatal Exercise DVDs: Honorable Mentions

I already shared my favorite prenatal exercise DVDs, but I have so many that I couldn’t help but share a few more!  Here are my honorable mentions: This DVD features Olympic gold medalist swimmer Summer Sanders doing a strength workout with her sister-in-law, who is a personal trainer.  My favorite part of the DVD is…

My Favorite Prenatal Exercise DVDs

I love doing exercise DVDs because I don’t have to worry about the weather (it’s been so hot here!) or how sillyI look, or what time of day it is.  Being pregnant, I want to make sure I stay active, but that the activity I am doing is safe – these DVDs guide me through…

Pregnancy Health: My Daily Goals

Being healthy for me and Tiny One is the most important thing in my life right now.  I have always striven to be healthy – with some definite bumps and distractions along the way – but there is nothing quite like a little person living inside you who is entirely dependent on you for their…