beach mama blog
  • What Happened When I Gave Plant Paradox a Try…

    why did I try it? After getting diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, I needed to take medication every day. At the time it was about $50 a month for that prescription. Needing other prescriptions at times but mainly just the one. The new year came and we got new insurance and it was terrible. We weren’t anticipating me needing to address the UC again as we hadn’t really yet fully understood the disease. We had more of a catastrophic plan, for healthy people… not people with an Auto Immune Disease. My medication jumped from $50 a month to $300 a month and that was the cheapest we could find; some pharmacies…

  • Ulcerative Colitis and Pregnancy

    Right as I was coming out of that first trimester fog -and had just had the cutest gender reveal party thrown by my mama friends – I was in the E.R. following pregnancy bleeding. I was diagnosed with having a sub—chorionic hematoma and spent a day or so in the hospital. While I was there, I mentioned to my nurse that I had also noticed blood in my stool. This was the first time I had ever heard any one talk about pregnancy hemorrhoids. Apparently, it’s the one pregnancy detail that happens to MANY but talked about by NONE! Well spoiler alert, it didn’t turn out to be that…. But…

  • Surviving Bed Rest

    I started trying to get pregnant with my second baby right after my first daughters 1st Birthday! I wanted to have kids close in age. By the time her second birthday rolled around, it hit me, that we had now been trying for a year. It felt like it had been longer, and it made me sad for those that I know who have been trying for much longer, and it made me have a small sense of understanding.  Suddenly this pain existed whenever I thought of having another baby. The doubt sets in quick and every month that you are not pregnant, it starts to sting a little bit…