Why I Chose a Midwife

Why I Chose A Midwife - thecrunchymoose.com

When I first found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to have as natural of a pregnancy and labor as possible. I had one appointment with my OB/GYN shortly after I became pregnant. She gave me her schedule of tests & procedures and I knew right away that that was not the kind of pregnancy I wanted. It didn’t take me long to decide that I wanted to use a midwife. And luckily for me, my husband was 100% supportive of that decision. [Read more…]

Probiotics and Pregnancy

Pregnancy & Probiotics - What you need to know - thecrunchymoose.com

Probiotics and pregnancy: the many health benefits and what you need to know. Probiotics are one of my favorite health topics. Health begins in the gut and it begins with good bacteria called probiotics. It is especially important to have these good bacteria in your gut when you are pregnant. [Read more…]

How To Naturally Prevent Stretch Marks

How to naturally prevent stretch marks during pregnancy - thecrunchymoose.com

Ahhhh the many joys of pregnancy! Stretch marks is just one of them. While there are genetic factors, there are ways to help prevent stretch marks. The secret is skin elasticity. The more elastic your skin is, the less likely it is that you will have stretch marks. I am currently pregnant (see how I got pregnant in 1 cycle at the age of 34 here) and here is what I’m doing to increase my skin elasticity.

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