Gestational diabetes stats 6% : the percentage of pregnant women that will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes (commonly called GDM, and AKA diabetes of pregnancy). Pregnancy itself puts women in an insulin resistant state, which subsequently increases the risk of developing diabetes (temporarily). 10%: percentage of women in the US are considered “low risk” for […]
My favorite view of HOLLYWOOD sign is from the Griffith Park Observatory, but the only way to reach the sign is to hike (illegally, I may add) through some difficult terrain. To stay true to your match.com (Bumble? Hinge? OK Cupid?) profile where you met your spouse and swore you loved hiking, you may be […]
Getting your omega-3s during pregnancy may have a bundle of benefits. Research suggests: reduced risk of preterm labor. We think unexplained preterm labor may be associated with inflammation in general. Omega-3s decrease inflammation so may also decrease preterm labor associated with inflammation. smaller incidence of low birthweight infants. I’m not exactly sure why, but omega-3s […]
I didn’t suffer from extreme nausea or vomiting during pregnancy, although a week or so of Diclegis got me through the hard part. I didn’t have extreme cravings or aversions. All those Yogurtland trips were purely an indulgence. Man were they good. But my perception of the way food tasted did change. I’m not alone. Up […]
We’ll start with the basics and work our way to the skin guru fave, retinoids. Retinoids are a form of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for baby development. It is essential for vision, skin integrity, and bone development. Although most women in the US get adequate amounts from their diet, it is also usually […]
(You’re right. She is blemish and pregnancy free. Maybe not the best example!) During my first pregnancy, one of the nurses I work with on Labor and Delivery came up to me and said “you must be having a girl because you look ugly”. Direct quote. Yes, I had a few blemishes here and there […]
Non pregnant women with headaches become pregnant women with headaches. Less than 10% of women will be first diagnosed or have their first symptoms of headache during pregnancy. (Cernunnos, god of nature or fertility. Fertility = pregnancy. Horns = headaches) Good news or bad news, depending on if you suffer: the most common type […]
Here’s an excuse to treat yourself to those Jenna Lyons copycat frames you’ve been eyeing : planning for pregnancy.
Blogosphere, I am a new mom. I have become a reader of mommy blogs and mommy Facebook pages and mommy apps. I’ve made new mommy friends. I know and use a device called the snot sucker. I know what a DD is and a DH (darling daughter, darling husband). I know how hard breast feeding […]
Hanging cacti lining the Lotusland property. The scientist in me thought they looked like chromosomes. Continuing from my last post, let’s talk about my blastocyst worries and congenital anomalies. Congenital anomaly is medical jargon for birth defects. I separate “birth defects” into 2 different categories: genetics and anatomy. For now, we’ll touch on the
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