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+ BONUS Interview Questions to Ask During Your First Prenatal Visit Hey there mama-to-be! So, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed with all the information (or lack thereof) about giving birth and wondering what questions you should even ask at your first prenatal visit…But don’t worry, I’ve got you! Here are 10 things your […]

10 Birth Facts Your Doctor Never Told You

Birth and Baby, Pregnancy

Giving birth in Spokane? Hospitals aren't your only option.
Mar 31, 2023
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But wait…Are There Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy? There are some foods to avoid during pregnancy. But friends, a lot of fear is built around certain foods during pregnancy. So I won’t list out all the “good” and “bad” foods and drinks. Instead, I’ll just tell you what we know and let you make the […]

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Baby Care, Pregnancy

woman eating pasta and not foods to avoid during pregnancy
Feb 13, 2023
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Morning sickness affects 8 out of 10 mamas-to-be. That’s pretty darn high if you ask me. But knowing that a bunch of other people are experiencing the same symptom as you doesn’t help when you feel green in the gills.  This, unfortunately, common pregnancy symptom includes mild nausea and vomiting.  While morning sickness rates are […]

How Common is Morning Sickness?


Apr 10, 2023
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Your body changes and grows in many ways during the first trimester, including some ways you didn’t expect.

What Happens in Your Body During the First Trimester

Birth, General, Parenting, Pregnancy

parents embrace while displaying ultrasound photo
Apr 3, 2023
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How Much Water Should Your Drink During Pregnancy?  Hydration is important during pregnancy. Do you know how much water you should drink? Drinking water is always essential no matter who you are, but when you’re building a little mini-you plus being human, it’s exxxxxxtra important. No, like, really. You can’t just slather on lotion and […]

How Much Water Should You Drink? Pregnancy Edition


Young, blond woman drinking a glass of water
Jan 2, 2023
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What is a Mother’s Blessing? *cue my best TV personality voice* Feeling unsure, not like yourself, scared, nervous, excited, anxious, ravenous?! Girl, you need a mother’s blessing! A what??  Whether you’re familiar with the term “mother’s blessing” or not, it’s actually an important step in preparing your mind, body, and soul for that transformation into […]

What is a Mother’s Blessing?

Motherhood, Pregnancy

Dec 5, 2022
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I’m sure you’ve heard by now. Prenatal vitamins are recommended even before you conceive to prepare for pregnancy and ensure you’ve got the proper nutrients to grow a human!  But mama, you might be spending A LOT of money on a prenatal vitamin that may or may not contain what you and Baby actually need.  […]

What is the Best Prenatal? Consider these Nutrient-Dense Foods Instead

Birth, Pregnancy

Nov 23, 2022
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The physical effects of the first trimester can vary greatly for everyone. Some may only notice feeling tired but notice no other changes. Others may not notice any symptoms at all. Then there are those that get hit with all of the symptoms in the first trimester (and beyond), like major fatigue, morning sickness (or […]

Coping with First Trimester Morning Sickness

Pregnancy, Spokane CDA Magazine

Nov 17, 2022
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The thing about preparing for pregnancy is that it’s not all gloom and doom-insert morning sickness, cankles (fat ankles), fatigue and constipation. But it also isn’t just this glowy, magical, time that you can just float through. You can’t just walk into birth unprepared and catch your baby effortlessly in a mountain stream with river […]

How to Prepare for Pregnancy: Body and Mind

Motherhood, Pregnancy

Nov 16, 2022

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