Blog - Pregnancy
Best foods to eat when pregnant
April 24, 2015
by Elana Vey, DTR Varieties of White Cheese – Cheeses such as Swiss, mozzarella, Parmesan, and feta are great sources of calcium and protein, but are naturally lower in saturated fat than most yellow cheeses. Mozzarella cheese sticks are also an easy option for getting some protein in on the go. Berries - Berries are a delicious
Pelvic Floor Awareness. What all women need to know but are too afraid to ask
April 24, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Samuels, a Urogynecologist, wife, and soon to be mother of three children. During our conversation she spoke passionately about her work and desire to bring awareness to women regarding Pelvic Floor Symptoms. A treatable diagnosis, but unfortunately so many women suffer daily because they are not
Hair Color and Pregnancy – Is it safe?
April 6, 2015
How many times have you heard someone say that a pregnant woman has “that glow”? It's all because of the surge of hormones that are running through her body. It allows for her skin to be clear and flawless. Her nails to become stronger and longer, and her hair to be thick and shiny. I
How to select an OB/GYN or Midwife
March 2, 2015
I'm often approached by clients either at the Motherhood Center, over the phone or through an email asking if I can connect them with an OB/GYN or midwife. Being in the pregnancy and post pregnancy business, I know many OB/GYN's and midwives. Even though we are centrally located in Houston, many of our clients are in the surrounding metro area so
Pregnancy Story: Preterm Labor | Q&A with Beth Applewhite
February 27, 2015
I had the amazing opportunity to speak with Beth Applewhite educator, wife, mom and founder of Kid Fun Houston. During our conversation she shared her fears and challenges of being placed on strict bed rest during both her pregnancies as a result of preterm labor. Beth learned so much about herself during that journey, and soon after the birth of
What to pack in your hospital bag
January 5, 2015
When I had my first baby I was the most informed woman on earth! I read scores of blogs about hospital bag must-haves for myself, hubby and baby. I was ready for the big day, and I was counting down the two months remaining so that I could finally use all the stuff I packed
Is My Baby a Boy or a Girl?
November 7, 2014
Is it a boy or a girl? When seeing patients in the office for their first prenatal visit, by far the most common question I get asked is “when can I find out what I am having?” With a good ultrasound machine and ultra-sonographer, the sex of the fetus can be determined usually around fourteen
Motherhood Center – Thank you for our wonderful Labor Doula
September 1, 2014
We arrived to Houston from overseas when we were 7 months pregnant of our first baby girl Ariana. We had from the beginning very clear the labor and delivery that we wanted, but we needed to find the right doctor and right doula to make it possible. We were recommended to the Memorial Hermann Hospital
A Great Nanny – is there such a thing?
July 24, 2014
Finding a Quality Nanny Have you heard about the nanny who refused to move out of a couples home after she was fired? Are you in the process of looking for a nanny but have fears such as this? Recently negative stories about nannies and babysitters in the home have spread through the media, however
Summertime Fun with the Family!
July 10, 2014
One would think that 3 kids under the age of 3 could be a big photo challenge. And it is! But with a willing mom to sit back and let the kids be kids and capture them in all their crazy kid glory, magic happens! I have one word to describe this family photography session,