I took a break from blogging when we moved from New Zealand to Australia. I’ve also been very busy doing growth marketing for a Melbourne-based start up (my full time job) and researching about healthy pregnancy during my personal time. What made me write this short post is when I realized that I CAN’T be learning everything I’m learning now without sharing it with women who I can potentially inspire! Thus, I have decided to publish short posts (or however long I can) on a consistent basis (not sure yet how often, but we’ll see), these posts won’t be perfect at all as I’ll be writing every morning before I go to work.
To give a short introduction to my readers who aren’t my friends / connection on Facebook, I built this blog as a project for my digital marketing certificate course from Simplilearn. Before setting up this love project, I’ve been blogging about personal development and entrepreneurship since 2011. You can read further about my interests and passion here. My inspiration for this very blog can be read here.
A lot of things have happened since we moved from Singapore to New Zealand (and finally in Melbourne now), since 2015. A major life trial for us is when I had a miscarriage (my first pregnancy) last year. Although I would like to share a bit about the experience, we have since moved on and by His grace and perfect peace, we were sustained and are now very hopeful about conceiving naturally.
For those of you who are familiar about my Instagram posts , I share a lot about organic food, healthy alternatives, tips and insights especially on gut health, women’s health and empowerment. Of course, I am in no way perfect and I still eat unhealthy food (gluten and fried food for example) and I still take caffeine (proud to say that I’ve reduced it to 1 cup a day). As I always stress, I’m learning so much and I don’t claim to be an expert on this topic. I don’t have any nutritionist/ natural health certificate but I love researching and trying out new things, especially if I’ll reap the benefits for the long term in terms of my and my family’s health.
Going back to the topic of pregnancy, I am turning 37 years old this year. My age and my miscarriage don’t stop me from believing that I can conceive naturally and healthily. That’s the very reason I’m writing this post and getting back to blogging again. This is something I’m doing even though I’ve not conceived yet. I learned in life that acceptance and letting go plays a big part in moving forward. Knowing that there are lots of things women can do to conceive naturally after 30, I’m giving it my all while letting go and trusting His will. Having said this, I may in the future need IVF and medical help. Again, I am saying this with 100% confidence that it is highly probable for women after 30 to conceive naturally – if we are willing to do the work and do our research.
Personally I feel that this ‘work’ is all worth it (i’ll do it in a heartbeat) as it’s benefiting our (and our family’s) over-all health. In fact, I’d definitely recommend that women under 30 also read about healthy conception and this book (the hero of today’s post!) I’ll be mentioning in the following paragraphs.
Phew that was a long intro! I wanted to set the context right before I move to letting you mums-to-be know about this life-changing book I am reading now. I believe with all my heart that it’s not just going to change your life as a mum-to-be but it’s going to give your future babies an early start! So many research and studies have now pointed to mum’s health being the basis for baby’s health. A baby’s first home is his/her mum’s womb so it’s mum’s responsibility to prepare and ‘clean’ baby’s home.
I’d like to introduce you to a book that I can highly recommend – women should have a copy of this if they are to conceive naturally and healthily! The book is called How to Conceive Naturally: And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30 by Christa Orecchio. In it, you will read why there is in fact five trimesters, not three! The book contains a list of recommended supplements, weekly meal plans, researched-backed information and lots of inspiring success stories (even from women in their 40s).
I think that’s it for me for today’s blog post. I’ll be writing more about this topic very soon – I am committed to sharing everything I’m learning about healthy pregnancy after 30. I also have big plans about using this platform to inspire mums to be the leaders of all families’ health and nutrition. I feel that mums have the power (and responsibility) to change the whole family’s health and wellness. This is what I’m passionate about and I’ll definitely see you in my next post!
I’d appreciate it if you leave a comment below – let me know if you want to read more about women’s health, natural pregnancy and family’s nutrition. Thanks so much in advance 🙂
Let us not stop moving forward,