009: The Second Trimester
1 hr 4 min

Trimester two was definitely a highlight for me and I am so grateful that it went so smoothly.

I cover so much in this episode including when my bump really popped, feeling the baby's first movements and the heartbeat, red raspberry leaf tea, slowing down, diet & supplements, preparing for a natural home birth, pregnancy book recommendations, birth classes, and so much more.

Highlights from this episode:

  • Sarelle's 32-week milestones
  • Marni’s growing bump
  • Embracing pregnancy
  • Feeling the baby kick at week 20
  • Moisturizing your belly, boobs, & bottom
  • Increase your collagen intake with daily smoothies & elixirs
  • Homemade gummies are the tastiest way to consume gelatin
  • Common body changes happening throughout trimester 2
  • Exercise video recommendations for trimester 2
  • Yoga is very conducive to being pregnant
  • The benefits of connecting with pregnant mamas in your community
  • Learning through birth classes
  • Pregnancy book recommendations
  • Our babymoon & nesting
  • Preparing the nursery for TUB
  • A home visit from our doula
  • Preparing for a natural home birth
  • The magical moment... hearing TUB’s heartbeat
  • Why you need to see a pelvic floor specialist
  • Connecting with the baby through meditation
  • Mama's diet and cravings
  • Marni’s Hashimoto's antibodies are the lowest they’ve ever been
  • Boosting low iron with foods & supplements
  • Packing the freezer with healthy, homemade meals
  • Red raspberry leaf tea
  • Marni’s daily supplement regimen
  • Scheduling time for dates, family & fun
  • Embrace slowing down before the baby comes
  • Marni’s maternity capsule wardrobe

Related links:

Follow @marniwasserman and @ultimatehealthpodcast on Instagram for baby TUB updates

Listen to The First Trimester

The Second Trimester And Beyond (Marni's blog post)

Joyous Health - Body Butter

Perfect Keto <== 20% off all Perfect Keto products (free shipping in the US)

Sproos <== 20% off all Sproos products & free shipping on orders over $40

Listen to Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural previously on TUHP (episode #315)

Marni Wasserman - A Real Treat (ebook)

Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project Workouts

Glowing Mama Health & Fitness Program – Use the code “ultimatehealth15” for 15% off

Mama Natural Birth Course

Love Your Labour Program

Pam England - Birthin From Within (book)

Penny Simkin - The Birth Partner (book)

Lily Nichols - Real Food for Pregnancy (book)

Ina May Gaskin - Guide to Childbirth (book)

Ina May Gaskin - Guide to Breastfeeding (book)

John Pfeiffer - Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad! (book)

Genevieve Howland - The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth (book)

Listen to Focus Friday - Minimize Your Chemical Exposure

Three Lambs Baby Boutique

Babyletto Toco Swivel Glider and Ottoman

Nuna - stroller, carseat, & play yard

Designs For Health - Ferrochel Iron Chelate

Chalice Spice - The Ultimate Baby (TUB) Tea Collection

Genevieve Howland - The Truth About Red Raspberry Leaf Tea During Pregnancy (article)

Seeking Health - Prenatal (use code ULTIMATEBABY to save 10%)

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