I would love to join in this thread! My due date is July 28th!
A brief intro: I live in Portland, Oregon--I see there are a couple other mama's who live in Oregon too! It's been a crazy year--my husband is in grad school and works full time so I am trying to balance it all. Previously a social worker>doula>Montessori Teacher> photographer. My husband and I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who has always been such a delight to parent but recently is showing some fun, new and challenging behaviors;). She attends Montessori school 3 days a week and I get to be with her the other 2. We finally feel "ready" and excited to add to our family.
We are doing a lot of traveling for the holidays and I was VERY sick during my last pregnancy so I wonder how this one will go. I also think about the birth because our plan was to have a birthing center, unmedicated birth and I ended up having HBP at 36 week and it never came down. Tried EVERYTHING to get it down. Ended up in the hospital and with a c-section:( I was crushed at first because as a doula, I have seen so many beautiful births and hoped that for me as well. But of course I was relieved to have a healthy baby. I hope to have a healthier and better experience this time (and its most likely my last time).
Things I am doing so far: taking Garden of Life prenatals, liquid cal/mag, fish oil...I make green juice in my Vitamix every morning with chia seeds and coconut oil. I am trying to snack on raw sprouted nuts, hummus, fruit, yogurt....last time I started getting really sick around 6 weeks so I am just trying to get used to snacking through out the day.
Anyone else have any other tips or suggestions for a healthy pregnancy? Nice to meet you all!
Wishing you all healthy, positive and happy pregnancies!