Some More Pregnancy Advice

It’s very important to know about your Uterus health before getting pregnant. But I will talk about it on later posts.

Please, do always get advice of your Obstetrician. Mine always were very kind and empathic with all the pregnancy process and explained all my questions.

Female obstetrician holding Uterus drawing

Before pregnancy and three months after its recommended to take acid folic. You can find it on eggs and meat too.

Deficiency of folate in pregnant women has been implicated in neural tube defects (NTDs), with an estimate of 300,000 cases worldwide prior to the implementation in many countries of mandatory food fortification

Pregnant woman holding medicine pills

You will have a lot of questions during your pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes, Infections, Preeclampsia, Preterm Labor, Depression & Anxiety, Miscarriage, High Blood Pressure.

Don’t worry. Your obstetrician will check on these things to help you on your journey

Easter Chocolate Eggs

I want to make a parenthesis on my Maternity posts to talk to you about one of my favorite traditions: Easter Mona. Here in Catalonia we call it “La Mona de Pascua”

It’s a normal cake, sometimes with custard sometimes not, and a big chocolate egg with some fluffy chicken and colorful feathers.

“Mona de pascua” traditional holiday dessert. Easter cake eaten in Spain

Is not celebrated in all Spain. The tradition is found on Murcia, Valencia, Catalonia, Aragon and Castilla la Mancha.

Lately, a little toy is added to the cake. I always add an animal for my kids. This year I will be adding a two unicorns. One for my boy and other for my little girl who loves horse.

Little bunny figure holding Easter chocolate egg
Mother preparing Easter Mona for her kids

Why I’m not Getting Pregnant

If you are not getting pregnant, you could be worrying that you never will. However, there are many possible reasons why you aren’t conceiving, including ovulation irregularities, structural problems in the reproductive system, low sperm count, underlying medical problems, or simply not trying enough.

Young couple having fertility problems

If you’re having difficulty getting pregnant, know that there is help available. The best way you can know if you have fertility issues is to consult an obstetrician. The doctor can evaluate you for fertility problems and treatment.

Couples sometimes delay testing their fertility because they are in perfect health. But many people who have infertility issues do not have outward signs or symptoms of a fertility problem.

Obstetrician consulting with patients. Asking for help concept

We are pregnant

Happy young woman with positive pregnancy test. Fertility concept.

Congratulations! You made it!

When you first notice that you are pregnant, a positive emotion runs through all your body. You finally did it!

Now you have to be prepared for a lot of physical and emotional changes. But a good advice for you and your baby’s health is starting to take acid folic.

Young pregnant mother holding folic acid bottle medicine supplement for baby growth brain

You can also eat 5 super rich foods that will help you on your new journey

  1. Legumes
  2. Asparagus
  3. Eggs
  4. Nuts and seeds
  5. Avocado

Beginning The Experience

When you are missing your period you first start wondering if you are pregnant. The easiest method to check if you are pregnant is using a pregnancy test. You can buy them on drugstores.

Female hand checking pregnancy test results. Fertility Concept

You need to choose an specific period of time because the pregnancy hormone will only appear after 15 days have passed since the conception.

I remember being really sad on first tests because it took me a lot to get pregnant

It was only the beginning of the looong journey it took us to become parents.

To be continued

Potty Training Process

When you first start Potty training your child you think it will be a short process. We have had many ups and downs. Specially with Christmas holidays in between.

Cute pee and poo characters

Looking around on Youtube I noticed some blogers were using brives for their children. At first, it was a fabulous idea. When my boy saw his chart with a car on it was really excited. My boy loves stickers so what possibly could be wrong?

Potty Training Chart for boys with empty space to put stickers

He is still trying to manage going to the toilet. The good news is that he can hold pee for a lot of hours but we finally realized that he didn’t like the potty. Big WC is what it’s ok for him.

We are still on the process and while we learn with him a lot of questions come to my mind. Stay tuned. I will update you with more information.

Happy 2023!

When I was a child, we did only celebrate Three Magi Kings holiday talking about presents.

Three Magi Kings dancing

I was always super excited about that special night. I remember trying really hard to sleep early that day.

Super cute little girl thinking about Three Wise Men the night before the Epiphany
Excited boy thinking about Three Wise Men presents

Hurray for our Nurses

Happy International Nurses Day! Celebrated on 12 May for Florence Nightingale’s birth. ICN prepares and distributes the International Nurses’ Day Kit. The kit contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.

Beautiful young professional nurse woman portrait wearing pink uniform.