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5 Qs with Stephanie

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5 Qs with Stephanie

Name: Stephanie Middleberg

Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights

Occupation: RD and Founder of Middleberg Nutrition, a health and wellness practice in NYC

Baby’s Sex: Male

How would you describe your pregnant style?

Classic base heaped with texture and unique pieces.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during pregnancy?

Boobs, these are new to me and figuring out how to wear items in my closet with this new body, frustrating at first but I’ve grown to enjoy it. I initially just tried to size up a bit with non-maternity wear, but to be honest it looked terrible and needed to focus more on maternity wear.

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?

Seeing how much I still can do and can’t do at the same time. Strange but certain things that I felt would be difficult are a breeze and then visa versa. I’ve been fortunate to feel pretty good throughout, but sometimes forget that I’m almost eight months pregnant and don’t understand why I’m a bit winded after climbing the subway stairs…

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump?

My Ella Moss shirts, these are awesome, they are carbon copies of some of my favorite tops. Also all the cool maternity workout clothes! Especially those by FitBump and Beyond Yoga. I’m actually shocked none of the big brands offer maternity athletic wear, hear me Nike?

What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?

Both me and my husband were born and raised in the City and I have such fond memories of the parks. I can’t wait to take the little guy to all of them. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Central Park, Riverside they’re a unique luxury in this crazy city.

Stephanie is wearing:

Jeans: Paige Denim Skyline Skinny Maternity Jeans in Mona

Shirt: Bellyssima. I purchased at Bump Brooklyn and wear it all the time!

Blazer: Rag and Bone (similar style)

Sneakers: Nike Limited Edition (similar style)

Follow Stephanie on Instagram at @smiddleberg_rd and @middlebergnutrition!

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Photography by Karilyn Sanders Photography. Shoot location at Bump Brooklyn.

This Bump Envy post was brought to you by Bump Brooklyn.

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    These are only the vitamins I give my children and here's why

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    When I became a mama five years ago, I didn't put too much thought into whether my son was getting the right vitamins and minerals. From breastfeeding to steaming and pureeing his first bites of solid food, I was confident I was giving him everything to support his growth and development.

    But then the toddler years—and the suddenly picky palate that accompanied them—came along. Between that challenge and two additional children in the mix… well, I knew my oldest son's eating plan was falling short in some vitamin and mineral categories.

    I also knew how quickly he was growing, so I wanted to make sure he was getting the nutrients he needed (even on those days when he said "no, thank you" to any veggie I offered).

    So when I discovered the new line of children's supplements from Nature's Way®, it felt like a serious weight off my chest. Thanks to supplements that support my children's musculoskeletal growth, their brain function, their immune systems, their eyes and more, I'm taken back to that simpler time when I was so confident my kids' vitamin needs were met.*

    It wasn't just the variety of supplements offered by Nature's Way that won me over: As a vegetarian mama, I'm the picky one in the family when it comes to scanning labels and making sure they meet our standards. The trick is that most gummy vitamins are made with gelatin, which is not vegetarian friendly.

    But just like the other offerings from Nature's Way that I've already come to know and love, the children's supplement line is held to a high standard. That means there's no high-fructose corn syrup, gelatin or common allergens to be found in the supplements. The best part? My two oldest kids ensure we never miss their daily vitamins—they are so in love with the gummy flavors, which include tropical fruit punch, lemonade and wild berry.


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    Meanwhile, my pharmacist husband has different criteria when evaluating supplements, especially when it comes to those for our kids. He appreciates the variety of options from Nature's Way, which gives us the ability to rotate the vitamins based on our kids' daily needs. By keeping various children's supplements from Nature's Way on hand, I can customize a regimen to suit my kids' individual requirements.

    Of course, high-quality products often come at a higher price point. But (to my immense gratitude!) that isn't the case with Nature's Way, which retails for a competitive value when compared to the other items on the shelf.

    Like all mamas, my chief concern is supporting my children's health in any way I can. While I see evidence of their growth every time I pack away clothes they've outgrown, I know there is much more growth that doesn't meet the eye. That's why, for my oldest son, I like stacking the Brain Builder gummy with the Growing Bones & Muscles gummy and the Happy & Healthy Multi. My 3-year-old also enjoys getting her own mix to include the Healthy Eyes gummy. And both of my older kids are quick to request the Tummy Soothe tablet when something isn't sitting right in their stomachs.* And I'll admit it: I've tried it myself and the berry blast flavor really is tasty!

    Although my current phase of motherhood may not be as "simple" as it once was, there is so much to appreciate about it—like watching my kids play and sing and create with their incredible imaginations. Along the way, I've eased up on some of my need for control, but it does help to have this range of supplements in my motherhood tool kit. So while I may not be able to convince my son to try kale, having the Nature's Way supplements on hand means I do know he's right on track.*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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