Fitness Update: 18 Months Postpartum | Happy Mom Musings

Fitness Update: 18 Months Postpartum

It’s been a while since I did an update on my fitness, so here it is! I reached my pre-pregnancy weight in November, 11 months postpartum.  I gained a little back over the holidays,and worked to get solidly back to my pre-pregnancy weight.  But I am not stopping here.  I was at my heaviest when…

Healthy Easter Ideas

This Sunday is Easter!   Unfortunately, for many, the traditions of Easter have turned into lots of candy.  But it is also the perfect time of year to embrace healthy habits.  So I put together some ways to have a healthy Easter. The healthiest thing to do on Easter is to get active and get outside…

Postpartum Fitness Plan

I hate to admit it, but I have not been as healthy as I want to be since Tiny One was born (and during my final trimester). When I am home alone with the baby, I have to have food that I can grab quickly from the kitchen – and if I can eat it…

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…

Postpartum Recovery

In this day and age, the postpartum period is very baby-focused.  In many ways this is natural – the baby is the new member of the family (and the world!) and needs a lot of care.  However, sometimes we can forget that the mother just went through a huge transformation, both emotional and physical, and…

Due Dates

Throughout pregnancy, your life revolves somewhat around this magical “due date” – the date at which your baby is expected to be born.  But what exactly does this date mean?  A due date is not like a doctor’s appointment, or another event, that you can plan far in advance saying “I will be in the…

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…