breastfeeding · Pregnancy & Childbirth

What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding BEFORE Giving Birth

As a pregnant woman, how much time are you spending preparing for birth? Are you taking breathing classes? Touring your hospital? Packing a hospital bag? Reading books? What about for breastfeeding? If you're anything like me, you barely prepared at all! Before giving birth I knew I wanted to breastfeed, but I really had no… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding BEFORE Giving Birth

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Packing My Hospital Bag in Japan // SUGGESTIONS VS REALITY

So it's official, with a little under 6 weeks to go...I am finally packing my hospital bag!  So before I begin this post I just want to let you in on a little known secret about hospitals in Japan: you stay for a long time! I think the average length of stay in the US… Continue reading Packing My Hospital Bag in Japan // SUGGESTIONS VS REALITY

Pregnancy & Childbirth

My Pregnancy At-Home Fitness Routine!

Maintaining your fitness during pregnancy can be a daunting task, especially when up against morning sickness, constant fatigue, and feeling like you are fighting an uphill battle with your growing baby bump! However, since I am planning an unmedicated vaginal delivery (fingers crossed!) I felt like I needed to be as physically prepared for the… Continue reading My Pregnancy At-Home Fitness Routine!