Tips for traveling when pregnant

I was 3 months pregnant when my family had this Singapore-Malaysia vacation. I was blessed to have a healthy pregnancy two years ago. I’m thankful that pregnancy didn’t hinder me from working as well as doing the things I love. Are you pregnant but must travel? 🙂 Below are some of the things I did…

Preparing the Hospital Bag

The last few weeks before your due date will certainly be nerve-racking.  You’ll be torn between thinking about the sweet arrival of your precious baby and thinking of how awful labor could be. Well, that’s part of the whole pregnancy story.  We, women, couldn’t do anything about that, so we just need to focus on…

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…

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…

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…

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…