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10 Super Simple Snacks for Nursing Moms

10 Super Simple Snacks for Nursing Moms

Nursing or pumping is a calorie intensive task— that combined with the energy your body is using to heal from pregnancy and birth while parenting a tiny human— friends, you need to eat. But as any new parent knows, that may be easier said than done.

I’ve compiled my favorite nutrient dense snacks that are easy to prep and can be eaten one-handed while holding an infant or fighting with a flange.

Guide to Exercising: Second Trimester

Guide to Exercising: Second Trimester

The second trimester often brings relief and renewed energy for many pregnant women. This is due in part to some combination of reduced nausea, boosted energy, reduced chance for miscarriage and increased social support as parents start to share the news. (1)

This can also mean a renewed desire to get back to an active routine! You have energy, you don’t feel sick, and your hormones are making you feel like a GD warrior goddess, so bring on the training right?

The goals of training through the second trimester are to build strength and stamina, keep feeling awesome, reduce the risk of injury, and find movement you enjoy!

How to Build a Strong Core during Pregnancy

How to Build a Strong Core during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an especially important time to strengthen and support the core, but probably not in the ways that traditionally come to mind. Appropriate and proper core training during pregnancy typically won’t include sit-ups, crunches or lots of planking.

When we talk about strengthening the core, we are referring not just to the abs or that six pack, but to all the stabilizers and muscles that produce movement from the shoulders to the pelvis stabilizing our spine and allow it to move optimally.

7 Things to Do Now to Make Postpartum Easier

7 Things to Do Now to Make Postpartum Easier

Postpartum is a big transition, regardless of whether this is the first or fifth baby. It is filled with an array of emotions, wonderful bonding, snuggles and connection, but I think it’s a disservice not to share that more likely than not there will be struggles and this will look and feel different for everyone.

So you won’t find things on this list like “paint the nursery” or “buy 50 swaddles”. The goal of this list is to make sure we, as parents, have the physical and emotional support to heal, connect, and navigate the tough times in early postpartum.