Category: First Trimester

  • Coping with Miscarriage

    Coping with Miscarriage

    Healing takes time, and there is no set timeline for grief.

  • Pregnancy Nutrition by Trimester

    Pregnancy Nutrition by Trimester

    Pregnancy is a pivotal period in a woman’s life, and nutritional choices are important. But navigating this journey can be bewildering, even for those with established healthy eating habits. First Trimester (Weeks 1-12) In the first trimester, as your baby’s organs form and the placenta develops, prioritizing key nutrients like folic acid, iron, and protein…

  • Pregnancy After Miscarriage or Loss

    Pregnancy After Miscarriage or Loss

    A history of miscarriages or loss can make even the smoothest pregnancy feel like an emotional rollercoaster. Once you experience that trauma, it is hard to go back to the blissful place you were before. Instead of feeling excitement and joy, you may be feeling nervous and scared – which no one can blame you…

  • Top 5 Remedies for Morning Sickness

    Top 5 Remedies for Morning Sickness

    “Morning sickness” doesn’t really stick to the morning. Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, a registered dietitian and fertility specialist, shares her top remedies to ease pregnancy nausea.

  • Pregnancy & Mental Health

    Pregnancy & Mental Health

    If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. For non-emergency situations, Postpartum Support International is also a great resource: 1-800-944-4773.

  • Pregnancy Nutrition: 5 Essential Foods

    Pregnancy Nutrition: 5 Essential Foods

    Fertility Specialist and nutritionist, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, suggests the top 5 foods to eat during pregnancy.

  • What is Preeclampsia?

    What is Preeclampsia?

    What do Kim K, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Adriana Lima all have in common? They had preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition that only occurs during pregnancy, in which the expectant mother’s blood pressure increases significantly around or after the 20th week of gestation. It can affect up to 8% of births nationwide.

  • Gestational Diabetes Diet

    Gestational Diabetes Diet

    Gestational diabetes is elevated blood sugar that can develop during pregnancy. It is diagnosed by a blood test done around 24-28 weeks pregnant. It is one of the most common pregnancy complications, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

  • What is Inflammation?

    What is Inflammation?

    Inflammation plays an important role in healing, but if left to run wild, it can wreak havoc on your body. Odds are if you are experiencing physical discomfort, inflammation is to blame. It can affect almost every function of the body.

  • The 4 Stages of Labor

    The 4 Stages of Labor

    As you prepare for labor by nesting, packing a hospital bag, and getting as much rest as possible – you may be wondering what you can expect once labor actually begins. When we think of giving birth, our idea of what is coming is often skewed by representations in the media. Childbirth in movies is…

  • Pregnancy Foods: Dos & Don’ts

    Pregnancy Foods: Dos & Don’ts

    Pregnancy can be a confusing time when it comes to nutrition. Your regular go-to healthy foods, salads and sandwiches may be off the menu due to listeria concerns. It is no secret that nutritious foods are important for both mom and baby’s health, but where do you even start? Below are the Dos and Don’ts…

  • Postpartum Preparation

    Postpartum Preparation

    Preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming. Often, when thinking about your new bundle of joy, your needs can become an afterthought. Therefore, we recommend setting yourself up for postpartum and building a support system before baby arrives. Postpartum nutrition, mental health, lactation, exercise, and physical therapy are all things that may need to…

  • Foods for Morning Sickness

    Foods for Morning Sickness

    If you experience nausea during pregnancy, odds are it doesn’t just occur in the morning. Nausea is extremely common and occurs in 75% of pregnancies. Whether it leads you to vomit or not, pregnancy nausea can completely disrupt your day-to-day life. While the exact cause is unknown, it is likely that the nausea has something…

  • Pregnancy & Iron Deficiency

    Pregnancy & Iron Deficiency

    [Halle Tecco](https://www.google.com/url?q=https://natalist.com/blogs/learn/meet-halle-tecco&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1655855382294176&usg=AOvVaw085ygz6TQGdHnD6T32A6Yu), Founder and CEO of [Natalist](https://natalist.com/), on pregnancy and iron-deficiency.

  • 9 Essential Gifts For Expecting Mothers

    9 Essential Gifts For Expecting Mothers

    If you’re not sure what to buy your friend or family member when they’re expecting, don’t worry. Here are the best gifts they and their new little ones will love. 

  • How to Prioritize your Mental Health as a Dad

    How to Prioritize your Mental Health as a Dad

    A Q&A with Zak Williams, Co-Founder & CEO of PYM (Prepare Your Mind), Mental Health Advocate, and Father. It can be difficult as a dad to find time for yourself because it feels like there are so many responsibilities pulling at you in every direction – but taking care of yourself physically and mentally isn’t…

  • Everything You Need To Know About Pregnancy Cravings

    Everything You Need To Know About Pregnancy Cravings

    If you’re carrying a little one, your eating habits change. Read on to learn about pregnancy cravings, what they are, and how to fuel your body the best.

  • 6 Creative Ways To Announce Pregnancy

    6 Creative Ways To Announce Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is an exciting time of life. If you’re expecting a baby but aren’t sure how to announce pregnancy to your family and friends, this guide is for you!  

  • How Much Water Should a Pregnant Woman Drink?

    How Much Water Should a Pregnant Woman Drink?

    When you’re carrying a baby in the womb, you’re eating for the two of you and drinking for two. How much water should a pregnant woman drink? Read on to find out. 

  • How To Get A Good Night of Sleep When Pregnant

    How To Get A Good Night of Sleep When Pregnant

    Can’t get a good night’s sleep during your first, second, or third trimester? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about how to sleep when pregnant.