Pregnancy

How do I cope with body changes during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, your body is changing quickly over a short period of time. This can be exciting for some and challenging for others. If you’re struggling to accept these body changes, just know that you’re not alone. It may be easier for expectant parents to accept their body’s changes when they focus on how their… Continue reading How do I cope with body changes during pregnancy?

Pregnancy

Pregnancy aches and pains? Tips to help you cope

Pregnancy is so much fun! Said no one. (Well, maybe a few lucky ones For the majority of us, pregnancy comes with swollen feet, back ache and frequent bathroom breaks. As baby develops, changes in your body are expected in pregnancy. The good news is that we can find ways to reduce the aches and… Continue reading Pregnancy aches and pains? Tips to help you cope

Pregnancy

Is it normal to have vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

"What was THAT?! Discharge? Did I just pee myself? Is it supposed to smell like that?!” Pregnancy comes with many changes in the body and one of the not-so-fun changes is increase in vaginal discharge. As a nurse, I am often asked by pregnant clients if an increase in vaginal discharge is normal during pregnancy… Continue reading Is it normal to have vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

Emotional Health · Pregnancy

Pregnancy changes – the physical & emotional roller coaster

A few years ago I watched one of those reality TV shows about having a baby.  There was a young pregnant woman being interviewed in a clothing store.  She was talking about the changes she was experiencing in pregnancy. "Once my belly started to grow, I started getting really excited" she was saying.  "And then… Continue reading Pregnancy changes – the physical & emotional roller coaster

Emotional Health · Pregnancy

Pregnant and feeling tired or irritable? 8 tips to help you feel better

  Are you in your third trimester of pregnancy, feeling tired and full of worry?  Do you snap at your partner for little things and rarely laugh or have fun with family and friends?  Are you having trouble sleeping and don't feel yourself?  Are you struggling to find your way?   Many women feel this way during pregnancy.  Right… Continue reading Pregnant and feeling tired or irritable? 8 tips to help you feel better