This is my tried and true smoothie recipe that got me through that dreaded first trimester nausea, nursing my first kiddo and I even made a stash of these to drink during labor (and I’m SO glad I did).
Dates are a quick source of energy, from their high carbohydrate content and they also contain beneficial B vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium, and saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. The presence of these vitamins, minerals and fatty acids help with prostaglandin production (an important kick starter for labor) and also influence the production and response to oxytocin receptors in the uterus. (2)
An important aspect of maintaining a healthy milk supply is ensuring you are nourishing your body well! While baby is now on the outside, but you are still growing a tiny human! This means eating a nutrient dense diet, taking your prenatal supplements, and staying hydrated are absolutely key to not only maintaining a healthy milk supply, but ensuring you are getting the nourishment to heal!
Pregnancy is this magical mystical time where your uterus goes from the size of a walnut to one of those large purses people carry tiny dogs in. We call that magical, right?
And while there’s a lot happening on the inside: growing babe, shifting organs, widening pelvis and hips, and ebbing and flowing hormones, your skin is also going through some major changes.