September 21, 2016 · Leave a Comment
“I didn’t know I could run while pregnant!” one of the pregnancy program participants exclaimed as we completed a lap around the track during prenatal training. “Yes! You sure can!” I encouraged her, “as long as you are feeling good then keep doing what you are doing.” It begs the question of what does “feeling […]
May 3, 2016 · Leave a Comment
Did you have them naturally? Do twins run in your family? Did you use fertility drugs? Are you going back to work? Did you get an epidural? Are you sending them to childcare? I can’t believe you are breastfeeding!? You would think these would be questions close friends and family would ask, but no. They […]
March 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment
I rode my bicycle to my first prenatal appointment. I had competed in triathlons for the 4 years prior, so riding my bike was very natural. At the appointment, one of the health care providers hinted that I probably should stop riding my bike. Now that I was pregnant, I wouldn’t want to do anything […]
July 20, 2015 · Leave a Comment
When I was 37 weeks pregnant with my twin boys my feet were swollen, I gained 10 lbs in about 3 days, and my blood pressure shot up. At my prenatal appointment the next day, my midwife informed me it was time to get these boys out before I went into full-blown preeclampsia.