Like most things, my skin changed during my first pregnancy thanks to hormones, and lo and behold it changed again postpartum (thanks again hormones!).
My nutritional journey has been a lengthy one, I grew up eating a lot of McDonalds and Chinese Food takeout. In 2005, I began transitioning out of fast food and into healthy conscious eating.
Many of my patients ask me whether or not they should have a birth plan. The reality is my birth plan for all of my patients is the same: healthy mom, healthy baby, and vaginal delivery.
How would you imagine the creation of a pregnancy app to begin? If you guessed with a pregnancy, you’d be right. In late 2018, Nic and I began our pregnancy journey. I was ecstatic to finally be pregnant and eager to learn as much as I could before Valentina arrived!
Scientific evidence is increasingly showing that our health is the outcome of 5 interrelated determinants: (1) Clinical [11%], (2) Biological/Genetic [22%], (3) Environmental [7%], (4) Socioeconomic [24%], and (5) Behavioral [36%]. However, clinicians today focus primarily on clinical and biological influences to health outcomes.
According to the CDC: “Yes, COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future.” https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
According to the Cleveland Clinic: “Heartburn is a common symptom during pregnancy. Changes in your hormones and body shape can contribute to acid reflux and heartburn. A few dietary and lifestyle changes can prevent and relieve symptoms.” View on Cleveland Clinic
Call your health care provider right away if you have vaginal bleeding anytime during your pregnancy. If the bleeding is severe, go to the hospital. Not all women with placenta previa have vaginal bleeding. In fact, about one-third of women with placenta previa don’t have this symptom.