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Woman’s Presents Baby Grand This Saturday

  Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? This Saturday, April 30, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event to […]

Nutrition Tips When Eating for Two During Pregnancy

Are you a serial breakfast skipper? Been known to nosh chips for lunch? Now is the perfect time to redeem yourself. When you’re pregnant, whipping less-than-stellar eating habits into shape should be one of your first goals. After all, the foods and drinks you take in every day directly impact your growing baby Below and […]

A Baby is Coming! Sibling Class at Woman’s Hospital

CommentsPosted by: Mari Walker on Apr 19, 2016 in Parenting, Pregnancy

Our four-year-old daughter is very excited about becoming a big sister, and she’s maintained a very positive attitude about the new baby since we told her around week 12 of the pregnancy. (We didn’t tell anyone else before her, since it impacts her more than pretty much anyone else.) It’s good that we’re expecting another […]

Ways To Deal With Morning Sickness

Pregnancy is an amazing ride, but the morning sickness that often comes with it? Not so fab. So how to deal? Check out the following tips. (And take heart: Many women find morning sickness symptoms taper off or disappear altogether after 12 to 14 weeks.)

Woman’s Presents Baby Grand

  Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? On Saturday, April 30, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event […]

GD Diaries: I Just Want a Cookie!

CommentsPosted by: Mari Walker on Apr 12, 2016 in health, Pregnancy

As I am rounding the bend to the end of this pregnancy and my experience with gestational diabetes (and hopefully diabetes all together – unless I should ever become pregnant again), I find myself wanting a cookie more than ever. Both literally and metaphorically. I have worked very hard to maintain my blood glucose levels, […]

Exercise Tips During Pregnancy

Almost all women can exercise during pregnancy. It is important that you let your doctor know about your current exercise routine. If you have not been exercising, you may want to wait until after your first trimester, when you have adjusted to the early stresses of pregnancy.

Things I’ve Missed During My Pregnancy with Gestational Diabetes

CommentsPosted by: Mari Walker on Apr 05, 2016 in health, Pregnancy

All pregnant women miss some foods and drink that are on the verboten list such as sushi, wine and cold sandwiches. I miss those things too, but I have an even longer list of “wish I could haves.” Here are just a few I’ve been thinking about. In addition to the raw fish aspect of […]

Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices During Pregnancy

We’ve all heard that our choices during pregnancy can affect our growing babies. Did you know that your lifestyle before, during and after pregnancy impacts your baby’s health way beyond birth? Poor nutrition and exposure to harmful substances increase your risk of pregnancy problems. Check out some healthy lifestyle choices you can make during your pregnancy […]

Preparing for VBAC with Gestational Diabetes

CommentsPosted by: Mari Walker on Mar 24, 2016 in health, Pregnancy

When I was pregnant in 2011 I had a desk job, and as my due date neared my assignments decreased to the point of sheer boredom. I joked that I was able to “finish reading the Internet” because I had so much time on my hands. That’s not the case this pregnancy; although I do […]

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