Free Pre-natal Yoga

Since I enjoyed my first ever pre-natal Yoga experience during Smart Parenting Baby Shower, I decided to do pre-natal yoga on a regular basis.  And because hubby and I were saving for the baby, I chose to use online video session over the regular Yoga classes offered by Fitness studios. Sharing with all the beautiful…

The Baby Shower

One of the cute milestones in a pregnant’s diary is a baby shower for her and her baby.  On my first pregnancy, I was blessed to have two baby showers (one was given by my former colleagues from the PSE and another was organized by my highschool friends).  I was supposed to have three baby…

Maternity Photo Shoot

In a millennial preggy’s bucket list is a baby bump-centered maternity photo shoot. Well, women in previous generations might frown at the thought of taking a photo of their bulging tummies. With the technology at hand, however, women of today say “why not?” to preserving an image of their very pregnant self. I was one millennial…

Dealing with Gestational Diabetes

I flunked my two glucose tests during pregnancy! My Oral Glucose Challenge Test (known in the pregnancy world as OGCT) and Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (aka OGTT), generally taken between 26 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, declared that I have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). “You need to be seen by a diabetologist,” said my OB. …

Pregnancy Essentials

Being pregnant is certainly not a walk in the park, but there are several things that will make those pregnancy symptoms easier to bear. I’m happy to share with you the products that helped me survive (and even enjoy) the whole 9 months of my “preginess”. Pre-natal Vitamins Pre-natal vitamins are very important during pregnancy.  These…

Birth and Baby Workshop by Smart Parenting

Since I enjoyed my experience at the Smart Parenting’s Baby Shower event, I attended another event for pregnant women organized by Smart Parenting — the Smart Parenting Birth and Baby Workshop.  Like the Baby Shower event, what’s best about the Birth and Baby workshop was it’s free! All I needed was to be one of…

Pre-natal Tests

Aside from the regular check-ups with your OB, another thing that will demand time and treasure from you while you are pregnant is the long list of pre-natal tests and screenings that your OB will require you to undergo.  Here are the tests that was required of me: These pre-natal tests and screenings will surely…

Newborn Product Checklist

There are a lot of newborn product checklists available online, but not everything is suitable for me.  So I carefully selected a newborn stuff list that is tailor-made for mom and newborn in the Philippines. I ended up using Baby Company’s comprehensive check list. Of course, I did not buy everything on the list.  Fortunately, some items…

Smart Parenting Baby Shower 2016

In the Philippines, there are so many restrictions imposed on a pregnant woman not just by her OB, but also by her family, colleagues, friends and yes, even strangers. “Buntis ka, bawal kang lakad nang lakad. Wag ka maglalalabas. Bawal ka nito. Bawal ka nyan.” As if you’re debilitated, people will (sincerely or not) caution…

Finding out I’m pregnant

I have always known in my heart that I am called to be a mother. I just didn’t know that motherhood would arrive during the honeymoon stage of our married life. Just almost 7 months after our wedding day, I was blessed to conceive.  🙂 Being a newbie in the human reproductive domain, I struggled…