Women’s Health: Crave Healthy and Athena for Women by Unilab

crave healthy

Don’t you just love it when products specifically made for us women, designed exactly for our nutritional needs, come out in the market?

I’m thrilled to get the word out on Unilab’s Crave Healthy and Athena for Women – health products especially designed for moms-to-be.

crave healthy

Crave Healthy

Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.
It’s nutritious because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s delicious because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus. A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women. (more…)

A Kikay’s Childbirth Experience

As a self confessed “kikay” gone domesticated, one thing I have realized is that being kikay is something that does not necessarily have to go away. I just evolved into the practical kikay that I now am from a rather extravagant one in the past. The evolution of which started during pregnancy. Despite the bulging belly, it was just me to shop around for the best birthing class the hubby and I could enroll ourselves in.

One of the things that we did although not as often as we should, were those pregnancy and breathing exercises preparatory to labor. What I loved most was watching a pregnancy massage DVD and I could remember with a smile how the hubby eased my tension away as labor pains came. It was one of the most exciting time of our lives. The pain of labor was present, but because we chose to be proactive by attending birthing classes, I was able to manage the pain with the support of the hubby, laboring with me. I swear all the doctors and nurses around me were amazed how I was able to still chat with them in between those strong contractions and they just would not stop asking me all sorts of questions. At first they found it weird that I insisted in sitting down while in labor, as opposed to the usual laying down, delivery position. And I can see in their faces how fascinated they were in the breathing exercises I did during my contractions. It was as if, the magic was right there in the breathing beat that the hubby (my ever faithful coach) and I made every time contractions came.

If ever we will be blessed with another child, we will surely go through another child birth preparatory class (Lamaze/Bradley) over again. One of its refresher course, perhaps. I remember reading in one of those pregnancy books I have, that childbirth should be a memorable experience and not a traumatic one. This is what it has been for me and I am glad I was “kikay” enough to pamper myself with something that turned out to be necessary anyway. 😀