Hey lovelies.. If you're reading this because you're pregnant then congrats on this amazing journey you're barking upon on and if you're thinking about becoming pregnant then yes yes yes, I'm excited for you either way.. Being a mom is absolutely amazing and I'm loving every minute of being a new mamma.
I realized I could've talked about SO many more things but forgot half of it.. Such as..
▹ WORKING OUT
My workout routine and I probably forgot because it was non existing. Every time I tried (when I started feeling better in my 2nd trimester) I would start feeling so fatigued and like I had to recover for 3 days. Doing 10 squats had me out of breath and unable to do much else other than lay on the couch so I simply just listened to my body and did what I could which was walking. Daniel and I took some long walks and did a lot of hiking especially while in Costa Rica. (which eventually became too much for me as well - the hiking part). Walking though... It definitely helps to have a dog to push you out on those walks but that's what I could do. So basically.. No working out for me...at all.. and I'm still not working out as I'm still recovering from the birth.. Yes.. Still... 4 weeks later.. Which I will save for a 'post birth' video.. If you watched the full birth story you may have gotten a small insight to it.
As for diet and what I ate, I can add that I ate most things that 'the matrix' (as I like to call the conventional /societal conditioning - way of thinking) would't recommend. Things such as read meat, sprouts, hibiscus, raw juices..(which are all not recommended bc of 'potential bacteria etc'). I think some of the things that ARE recommended are much more dangerous to eat (fully cooked meat & pasteurized dairy and juices). If you're into the health field you probably already know that thats's some good old BS, but for those of you who are new to this and perhaps slightly concerned, this is for you. USE YOUR INTUITION. Many people have lost touch with their intuition and even the ability to feel what is healthy for us and not. All I can say is, if you're pregnant, your body is more in tuned than ever.. Whole organic foods are good for you and I was never concerned about the so called potential 'bacteria'. If anything, I'd feel sick NOT eating those thing... My way of eating switched a lot over the course of those 10 months.. From animal products to no animal products.. The last month of my 3rd trimester, all I could eat was mangoes, strawberries and raw milk. That was legit all I wanted and I went with it..
▹ SUPPLEMENTS - 1ST TRIMESTER
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** I took the recommended dosage that's on the bottles
▹ SUPPLEMENTS - 3RD TRIMESTER
Raspberry Leaf Capsules
Evening Primrose Oil
*I always get lose leaf tea as I find it to be much better quality but it's not necessary.
I also started CRAVING hibiscus like a mad person in my 3rd trimester. Home made & unsweetened which , if you look up conventional opinions is not recommended (the same ppl that say you shouldn't drink unpasteurized juices) but it's really good to strengthen your uterus and liver so I made big batches and kept in my fridge to drink iced.
*I made 3 quarts at a time and made it a combination of hibiscus and rose hips and different kinds of fruity teas that I also had laying around. ( just make sure there are no artificial/'natural' flavorings or other nasties in there.