Nutrition · Pregnancy

5 tips to help reduce heartburn symptoms in pregnancy

Someone call the fire department because it feels like I'm on fire! Many of my clients experience heartburn at one point in their pregnancy.  Heartburn is a burning feeling in your throat or chest.  It may also feel like you have food stuck in your chest.  It may get worse as your baby grows because… Continue reading 5 tips to help reduce heartburn symptoms in pregnancy

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Can I drink herbal teas while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Most herbal teas are not recommended to drink during pregnancy or breastfeeding.  It may be hard for some tea lovers to stop or limit the amount of herbal teas they drink once they find out they're pregnant.  Luckily, there are many other drink options to keep you hydrated.   Teas are not all the same: The black,… Continue reading Can I drink herbal teas while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

10 tips to get fluids into your day when you’re pregnant

It’s so important to stay hydrated when you’re pregnant.  Keeping hydrated helps decrease constipation. (Regular bowel movements equals a happier you!) It also helps control swelling in pregnancy. The best fluid to drink is tap water --it's safe to drink, free and easy to find in public places.  Other healthy fluid choices include 100% fruit… Continue reading 10 tips to get fluids into your day when you’re pregnant

Nutrition · Pregnancy

5 fruit-flavoured water recipes

  Sometimes I get tired of drinking plain water.  Knowing that most of my fluid intake should come from water, I have to make it more interesting.  So, when my clients are not drinking enough water I suggest that they try adding fruits, vegetables, herbs or spices for flavour. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need to… Continue reading 5 fruit-flavoured water recipes