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Delicious Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

Breastfeeding is one of the healthiest things you can do for your baby. Any amount of time is beneficial! Milk supply can drop for any number of reasons. And when it does, it’s stressful. Eating foods and practicing lifestyle habits that increase milk production can be incredibly helpful. These chocolate chip lactation cookies are the […]

5 Important Foods to Eat When You’re Pregnant

Nutrition during pregnancy is important not just for the little bump growing day-by-day, but also for the mom-to-be. All the nutrients a baby needs to grow and thrive in the womb is taken from mom. It’s especially important that we eat the right foods when we’re pregnant to maintain energy levels for mom and proper […]

The Importance of Protein While Pregnant

Protein while pregnant

Pregnant women need more protein during pregnancy. So often, pregnant women worry about eating right for the baby. It’s important, don’t get me wrong. But in reality, the baby will take all the nutrition it needs from mom, leaving leftovers for our pregnant bodies to make the most of. While it’s always important to eat […]

The Ultimate Antioxidant Smoothie for Pregnant Women and New Moms

Perfect smoothie for pregnant women and new moms

It’s important to get the best nutrition you can while you’re pregnant and in the months after you deliver. But let’s face it, making nutrient-packed meals and carving out a reasonable amount of “me time” that even allows you to focus on eating healthy isn’t always doable. Having the hacks in place for when you […]

6 Ways to Prep for Baby’s First Week

Your first week with your new baby will be filled with amazement as you gaze at those saucer eyes and wait for those tiny little fingers to grip your thumb. But that first week will also be filled with a constant soundtrack of wailing and breast milk vomit. It’s the happiest you’ll ever be, but […]

5 Things Mom Never Told You About Being Pregnant

“When I was pregnant with you,” your mother’s early-morning text message will read, “people would tell me I was glowing. I just felt so beautiful and confident knowing I had a perfect little baby inside of me.” Nope. Don’t believe it. Your mom is an amazing woman, and you wouldn’t be who you are without […]

Getting Back on the Court: How an Athlete Reduced Pregnancy Recovery Time

I’ve always been an athlete. I began playing tennis at the age of six and had an instant love for the game. Throughout my junior career, I was ranked top five in both Southern California and the nation. By age 14, I was playing international tournaments and I began playing some professional tournaments by the […]

Protein During Pregnancy: What’s the Best Supplement for You and Your Baby?

Protein during pregnancy is a crucial nutrient for women and their developing babies. But expecting moms often wonder, are protein supplements safe? And even if they are, will they be easy on pregnant tummies? Protein powders generally use whey, soy, and casein protein. Protiva, however, uses collagen—a naturally occurring fibrous protein that supports connective tissue growth. […]

What should pregnant women eat: A doctor and mother’s recommendation

“What should pregnant women eat? And what types of foods are best for me and my baby?” These are two of the most common questions I am asked as an OB/GYN when I see a new patient in the office for her first pregnancy visit. Now more than ever, my patients are very conscious of […]