Parenting · Pregnancy

Chronic hypertension and planning for a baby

Several families have asked me how high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can affect their plan to have a baby. When a person has higher than normal blood pressure for a long period of time, it is known as chronic hypertension. Planning the best time to have a baby can be different for each… Continue reading Chronic hypertension and planning for a baby

Nutrition · Pregnancy

What’s the scoop on sodium?

Adults, including breastfeeding and pregnant women need about 1500mg of sodium a day.  This is plenty to help make our bodies’ blood pressure, muscles and nerves work well.  Should you keep an eye on the amount of sodium you get every day?  The answer is yes! Most of us get around 3,300mg of sodium each… Continue reading What’s the scoop on sodium?