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Second Trimester Realities vs. Expectations: Navigating Body Image Struggles, Weight Gain, Ultrasound Decisions, and Home Birth Planning as a First-Time Mom

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In this episode, I offer a raw and honest look at the complexities and joys of my second trimester as a first time mom.

I dive deep into my 20-week ultrasound experience and the big decisions I made for a healthy home birth.

I also share my journey with prenatal tests, my biohacker vs. naturalist approach, and my mental struggle with body image and weight gain during pregnancy.

Stay tuned for tips on balancing biohacking with a natural approach to pregnancy.

I TALK ABOUT:

13:00 - Sign up for my Baby Steps course before the price goes up

17:00 - My positive second trimester experiences

23:00 - Take advantage of the energy you have during your second trimester to workout more

25:00 - My weight gain challenges and body image issues

36:00 - What to expect pregnancy app

39:00 - Having my belly “pop” and getting the pregnancy glow

44:00 - How I found my new midwife

47:00 - Focusing on my health and not on my weight

49:00 - Why I was on the fence for doing the 20th week anatomy ultrasound

54:00 - The tests I skipped because I didn't see any benefit from them (gestational diabetes, genetic screening and more)

59:00 - Why it’s important to check your iron levels

SPONSORS:

Try Recomnd’s Man+ Formula and Lady+ Formula to increase your libido, energy and stamina, and Clear Focus for mental clarity. Use code BIOHACKINGBRITTANY to get 20% OFF today.

Enhance your healthspan and boost your everyday cellular function with Mimio daily cell care! Use BIOHACKINGBRITTANY at checkout to save.

RESOURCES:

Optimize your preconception health by joining my Baby Steps Course today!

Try my Hormone Balancing Chocolate recipe! It’s delicious and your body and hormones will thank you.

My Amazon storefront

Needed prenatal supplements and iron supplements. Use code BIOHACKINGBRITTANY to save.

My first trimester experience and biohacks episodes

LET’S CONNECT:

Instagram, TikTok, Facebook

Shop my favorite health products

Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts

  continue reading

265 episoade

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Manage episode 419436209 series 3371682
Content provided by Brittany Ford. All podcast content including episodes, graphics, and podcast descriptions are uploaded and provided directly by Brittany Ford or their podcast platform partner. If you believe someone is using your copyrighted work without your permission, you can follow the process outlined here https://ro.player.fm/legal.

In this episode, I offer a raw and honest look at the complexities and joys of my second trimester as a first time mom.

I dive deep into my 20-week ultrasound experience and the big decisions I made for a healthy home birth.

I also share my journey with prenatal tests, my biohacker vs. naturalist approach, and my mental struggle with body image and weight gain during pregnancy.

Stay tuned for tips on balancing biohacking with a natural approach to pregnancy.

I TALK ABOUT:

13:00 - Sign up for my Baby Steps course before the price goes up

17:00 - My positive second trimester experiences

23:00 - Take advantage of the energy you have during your second trimester to workout more

25:00 - My weight gain challenges and body image issues

36:00 - What to expect pregnancy app

39:00 - Having my belly “pop” and getting the pregnancy glow

44:00 - How I found my new midwife

47:00 - Focusing on my health and not on my weight

49:00 - Why I was on the fence for doing the 20th week anatomy ultrasound

54:00 - The tests I skipped because I didn't see any benefit from them (gestational diabetes, genetic screening and more)

59:00 - Why it’s important to check your iron levels

SPONSORS:

Try Recomnd’s Man+ Formula and Lady+ Formula to increase your libido, energy and stamina, and Clear Focus for mental clarity. Use code BIOHACKINGBRITTANY to get 20% OFF today.

Enhance your healthspan and boost your everyday cellular function with Mimio daily cell care! Use BIOHACKINGBRITTANY at checkout to save.

RESOURCES:

Optimize your preconception health by joining my Baby Steps Course today!

Try my Hormone Balancing Chocolate recipe! It’s delicious and your body and hormones will thank you.

My Amazon storefront

Needed prenatal supplements and iron supplements. Use code BIOHACKINGBRITTANY to save.

My first trimester experience and biohacks episodes

LET’S CONNECT:

Instagram, TikTok, Facebook

Shop my favorite health products

Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts

  continue reading

265 episoade

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