Fit Pregnancy

The Truth About a Mommy’s Postpartum Tummy

Stretched Skin on Stomach 5 Months PP

Here is to my first day of blogging on my 30 Day Blogging Challenge.  If you are new to my blog, thank you for reading!  I try to share a lot of family-friendly, healthy recipes with you guys, talk about balancing a healthy lifestyle with kids, work, family, etc, and as of lately I have been writing a lot about accepting your post-partum body changes.  Five months ago I delivered a beautiful (10 l ...[Read More]

Learning to Love Your Post Pregnancy Body

Natalie Hodson showing how her stomach has changed after having a baby www.nataliehodson.com

When I was pregnant with my first son in 2009 I gained a lot of weight (around 60 lbs) and had a big baby (he was 10 lbs).  I remember going home after he was born feeling shocked that I still looked six months pregnant!  I remember crying at three months postpartum, looking at a saggy tummy in the mirror and feeling hopeless because I didn't think I would ever feel comfortable in my own skin agai ...[Read More]

Birth Story: Part 2 – Natural Birth Center Birth of Nearly10lb Baby

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Part 2:  Phoenix Rae Hodson’s Birth Story If you haven't read Part 1 yet, you can do so by clicking HERE.  I talk about why I decided to switch from an OB/GYN to a midwife at 39 weeks pregnant (and have a lot of pictures too!). *Disclaimer* This is a story about birth.  There are a lot of TMI details in here, and a lot of information that pertains to birth (blood, discharge, bloody show, pains, et ...[Read More]

Birth Story Part 1: Why I Switched to a Midwife at 39 Weeks Pregnant

40 weeks Pregnant

A while ago I put on Instagram (@nataliehodson1) that I was typing up my birth story so I could share it with my daughter someday and I was surprised to see how many people told me they would be interested in reading it!  I started thinking about sharing the story with everyone and at first I wasn't sure if I was going to share this.  It made me feel a little vulnerable sharing this piece of my li ...[Read More]

Embracing my Pregnancy Body Changes

Showing and talking about how your body changes during pregnancy. 39 weeks pregnant and embracing the changes!  This soon to be mom-to-2 has workout tips and clean eating recipes/meal plans for free!  www.nataliehodson.com

I wanted to share these photos with you guys. The left is exactly one year ago when I was getting ready to head to the Arnold Sports Festival and the right was today at 39 weeks pregnant in the same room (no filters on the pics). I know so many of you who follow me are women and that means that pregnancy will or has happened at some point in your life. The thing that I want to show here is that yo ...[Read More]

I Have a Confession to Make…

11 Weeks Pregnant

I have a confession to make.... I hardly worked out at all during my first trimester of this pregnancy. There, I've said it, it's off my chest. Now that that's cleared up, let's talk about how great the second trimester has been!! I'll take a step back.  I found out I was pregnant when we were in Idaho for our annual salmon fishing trip. After I got back from my trip, I still felt great!  I didn't ...[Read More]