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How Collagen Can Help Joint Pain in Pregnancy

By: Emily Hirsch, MS, RD   Bringing new life into this world is no easy task. Pregnancy can trigger an onslaught of various uncomfortable conditions from heartburn to aches and pains. Joint pain is a common condition among pregnant women which can sometimes be felt throughout the body. Not only is joint pain uncomfortable, but […]

Collagen, Cervical Health and Pregnancy

By Markita Lewis, MS, RD We all know that protein is important to have in our diets and is needed for a healthy pregnancy. However, many moms-to-be don’t know how protein, and specifically collagen, is essential to uterine health and pregnancy outcomes. Today let’s talk about how protein intake affects the health of your cervix, […]

Collagen, Sleep, and Pregnancy

By: Melissa Mitri, MS, RD   What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. It is a major component of our connective tissue and functions to strengthen hair, nails, and skin as well as to protect our organs. Another potential benefit of collagen is improved sleep. Research shows at least 30% […]

Is Collagen Beneficial During Pregnancy?

By: Melissa Mitri, MS, RD   What is Collagen? Collagen is all the rage these days, and for good reason. But, what exactly is it? And if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, should you be taking it? Is it safe? Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and supports your […]

What to do If I’m in Labor

You have been waiting for nine months for the arrival of your new baby. Your body is doing all kinds of strange and wonderful, if not always pleasant, things. How can you tell if you are really in Labor? When do you know that it is time to call your doctor or midwife? Is the […]

5 Self-Care Ideas to Add to Your Daily Routine as a New Mom

Self-care is more than a buzzword embraced by the health and wellness industry. It’s a way of life and something that many women have yet to explore entirely. Now that you’ve given birth and gotten used to having a little one around full-time, taking the time to listen to your needs as a person, mother, […]

How Your Diet Affects Pregnancy

Your diet is an important part of your health, whether you’re pregnant or not. But it’s especially important to recognize how your diet affects pregnancy – from prenatal through postpartum. Every diet should include a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat – filled with plenty of vegetables and fruits ensuring we’re getting the most out […]

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 […]