Men Need to Heal, Too!

On this week’s episode of the Podcast, guest James Harris, a therapist in Richmond, VA and best-selling author of Man Just Express Yourself, discussed pregnancy and infant loss with me from the male partner perspective. Having had my own pregnancy loss, I’ve done dozens of interviews on how I felt… how I coped and movedContinue reading “Men Need to Heal, Too!”

The Daily Drum Interview: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Wheeeww… I know. It’s been a while since I’ve written a post. But, if you’ve been following me on social media or on this page, you know that the pandemic has taken a toll on me mentally and physically. So, for me, sometimes it’s better to talk instead of write, hence, the YouTube channel andContinue reading “The Daily Drum Interview: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness”

Life since the pandemic: How COVID-19 has changed daily living.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that the U.S., and the rest of the world, has been hit hard by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV2 strain of coronavirus and primarily affects the lungs, leading to pulmonary fibrosis. This respiratory illness can cause symptoms, such as fever, shortnessContinue reading “Life since the pandemic: How COVID-19 has changed daily living.”

Exercise during pregnancy: Is it safe?

A ton of people always ask questions about exercise during pregnancy with most questions being related to the safety of exercise in pregnancy. You’ve probably heard someone in your family tell you to “sit down and put your feet up,” or tell you that “you’re doing too much”. Although family members mean well, staying activeContinue reading “Exercise during pregnancy: Is it safe?”

How Depression and Anxiety Affect Pregnancy

Approximately 1:4 people in the U.S. experience symptoms or depression or anxiety in their lifetime. Therefore, it comes at no surprise that depression and anxiety are fairly common in pregnancy. Changes that occur during pregnancy can influence symptoms of depression or anxiety. Some patients might have issues due to changes in body image due toContinue reading “How Depression and Anxiety Affect Pregnancy”

Diagnosed with Diabetes? Here’s what to expect

Diabetes in pregnancy can cause serious problems if uncontrolled. However, if you have pre-existing (type 1 or 2 diabetes) or have gestational diabetes, there’s no reason to be afraid. The key to maintaining a complication-free pregnancy is to obtain tight control of your blood sugar. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, makeContinue reading “Diagnosed with Diabetes? Here’s what to expect”

Vaginal Bleeding in pregnancy… is it normal?

Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is very common, but not necessarily considered normal. However, there are times in the pregnancy, especially early on, when one can anticipate vaginal bleeding. Implantation spotting typically happens very early (usually days 10-14 after fertilization) in the pregnancy. This is considered a normal finding. This occurs as the egg (aka, theContinue reading “Vaginal Bleeding in pregnancy… is it normal?”