Just in case you missed anything, I’d like to go over a few key things we learned during the first trimester week by week series. Here are the most important highlights from the past 12 weeks.Read More →
Birth is a very intimate act that works best when a woman can relax and let go of her inhibitions. One of the most important steps to being able to cope with your labor naturally is the element of privacy.Read More →
Home birth is a great option for most women, but there are certain instances when you should have your baby in a hospital.
Although care providers often have different criteria for home birth clients, there are only a few reasons that would absolutely rule out home birth as an option. If [...]Read More →
Most people have no idea that there might be dangers in the use of ultrasound technology. But the benefits might not be as great as they are made out to be, and not enough studies have been done to say that ultrasounds are absolutely safe.Read More →
Henna is a small tropical bush that produces red dye. This natural dye is native to North Africa and the Middle East, and has been used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes for over 9,000 years, though it’s use is fairly new to the western world. Henna has a multitude of uses, including as a temporary tattoo and as a natural hair dye.Read More →
Yoga can be such a good friend during pregnancy, whether you’ve already been into it or not. There’s a lot of talk about Yoga being for the “whole” and equally affecting the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Nowhere do you see that more clearly than with soon-to-be mamas.Read More →
Can you believe it? Just a couple more weeks and you’ll be in your second trimester of pregnancy. Though there is some debate as to when the second trimester actually begins, even among doctors and midwives. You will hear conflicting information that it begins anywhere from 12-14 [...]Read More →
The surest way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test, but how do you know if you should rush out and buy one? What are the symptoms that you might be pregnant?Read More →
It’s a common term used within the birthing community: Natural Induction. People who use the term don’t mean any harm by it. They wish to pass on information to mothers who are looking to help their babies be born sooner, using more “natural” methods than might be used by doctors or medically-minded midwives.
But, the [...]Read More →
I love this book because of it’s holistic approach to woman’s health and well-being during pregnancy.Read More →
The cold weather of winter is still upon us, and the cold and flu season is still in full swing. With your pregnant body working overtime to grow and nourish your baby, your immune system can become weakened.
Prevention is Key
Pregnant women tend to be more susceptible to influenza and [...]Read More →
Though you may not look pregnant yet, you probably feel it. The onset of pregnancy fatigue is common at this point for a couple of reasons.Read More →
There’s nothing like “shopping” for your baby and not actually having to pay any money; Making a baby gift registry can be a fun, and it allows others to buy what you and your baby will enjoy and use.
You may want to create a registry because you are having a baby [...]Read More →
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