First Trimester

  • Fever: The Role in Immune Function, Benefits & Risks of Treatment, Natural Remedies April 11, 2016 So I’ve been sick. Really sick. It came on as a slight cough last Tuesday – I thought it was residual from a cardio-intensive workout that morning. But by the evening it was still there. I immediately started hitting it with everything I had. Now normally my arsenal is pretty large, considering my hubby is a ...
  • Folate vs. Folic Acid, Neural Tube Defects vs. Autism – Clearing up the Confusion May 26, 2016   I’ve had some (panicked) questions about the recent articles on folic acid supplementation during pregnancy and increased risk of autism. Let’s chat science:   1. This study is what is called an Observational Study. Do these types of studies have their merits? Absolutely. Do they establish causation? Absolutely NOT. This study looked at blood levels of folate ...
  • My First Trimester April 13, 2016 In an effort to share as much information as possible, this post is about my experiences around food during the first trimester of my first pregnancy. I kept this post in drafts for my first trimester, with the intention of sharing my experiences, so it’s written a little differently than my other posts. It’s little ...
  • Pregnant and Crossfitting September 8, 2016 Ever since I was a (highly energetic) little girl, my parents knew that burning off that energy was key to my happiness, and team sports was the way to do it! I started playing soccer at age 5 and never looked back. My dad also wanted to make sure I could keep up with everyone ...

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