Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very unique time in every mother’s life!  Growing a tiny baby is truly a miraculous process that is sure to make your heart flutter.  Many women genuinely glow during this time, and when they say they love being pregnant, I believe them.  However, pregnancy also comes with its share of inconveniences and anxieties, from what to eat to concerns about baby’s health to fears of stretch marks.  Having a healthy pregnancy isn’t easy! In this section I will endeavor to share the research I did during my two pregnancies so that it may help others who have the same questions.

ARTICLE ARCHIVE

~ “My Crossfit Pregnancy:  Workout Modifications”

“Is That Safe?” — Why Crossfit During Pregnancy Was Right for Me

TOP HEALTHY PREGNANCY RESOURCES

Hands down my three favorite books on healthy pregnancy are the below.  Each one, though different in style and topics covered, allows the pregnant mom to feel like she is doing her best to be good to herself AND her baby.  Individual reviews coming soon!

Primal Moms Look Good Naked: A Mother’s Guide to Achieving Beauty through Excellent Health by Peggy Emch

Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breast-feeding, and Baby’s First Foods by Kristen Michaelis

Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby’s First Foods by Nina Planck

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Pregnant Athlete: How to Stay in Your Best Shape Ever–Before, During, and After Pregnancy by Brandi and Steven Dion — see my short review here.