Congratulations! You are expecting your beautiful bundle of joy, and I could not be more thrilled for you.

 

If you are one the lucky few, your pregnancy will be smooth sailing. Enjoy everyday and just think about taking care of yourself and your baby.

Some women, though, are not as lucky.  After the initial joy of finding out that they are pregnant, all of these wonderful feelings can be overshadowed by nausea, vomiting and tiredness.

Tiredness is a common symptom during the first trimester. The lack of energy and desire to sleep are temporary and will pass as soon as your body is done creating the placenta.  The placenta is the organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall. This wonderful organ is your baby’s source of nutrients and blood; it allows waste elimination and gas exchange.  During the first [...]