Category: Pregnancy

Top 10 Health Giving Foods During Pregnancy

The following is a guest post from Suzi Richards Pregnancy and eating can be the best of friends or the worst of enemies. Either way, neither can live without the other. A pregnant woman needs to eat, and eat well. Supplements, basking a few minutes under the mild sun, and taking in the fresh outdoor air just aren’t enough. Nature and markets have made available a wide range of food products that a woman in her pregnancy can take to nourish herself and that beautiful human being developing in her. The mother has to recognize that pregnancy is the most potent window of time to...

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My Natural Hospital Childbirth

In the natural living world, a hospital birth is practically a no-no. Hospitals are seen as a bad thing and anti-natural. Yes, to some extent this is true. Obviously, if you wanted to get back to your roots and the way things were done way back when, then yes, a hospital is not the place to birth. However natural births require moms to feel comfortable in their environment and thus they should choose their birth locations accordingly. For some that is at home, for others (like me) that’s actually at a hospital. I choose to have my babies in...

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15 Tips for Having a Natural Childbirth

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I wanted a natural childbirth. I read the pregnancy and childbirth books that we’re given to me and that was about it. I had some tips in my head but for the most part, things were going to be a “grin and bear” it type labor. That method can work for some women but for the most part, if you want a natural labor you are going to need more than just a tough it out mentality. I can attest to that. My first labor was not so easy. I basically...

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Herbal Pregnancy Tea Blend

I went through my first two pregnancies completely unaware that there was such a thing as pregnancy tea or even the very basic red raspberry leaf tea. I wish I had but of course there’s no changing the past. With my third and fourth pregnancies I learned about red raspberry leaf tea and all it’s benefits. Red raspberry leaf tea by itself is an amazing thing to drink during pregnancy. I have a whole post devoted to it but in short, it helps make contractions more effective once they do start because the tea helps tone your uterus. This...

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Natural Morning Sickness Remedies

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Unfortunately, that first trimester usually brings morning sickness. Not exactly the happiest symptom of pregnancy. I’m on baby #5 right now and I have to say it’s been my easiest in terms of morning sickness. Now of course there are probably a hundred reasons why this time is easier but using natural morning sickness remedies have helped a lot! To help YOU get through those moments of queasiness and nausea, I’ve created a list of some great natural morning sickness remedies.   Natural Morning Sickness Remedies Magnesium Oil Magnesium oil is the new remedy on the block....

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Ginger Mint Anti-Nausea Lollipops

If you are pregnant, odds are you’ve heard of the popular “Preggie Pops“. These anti-nausea lollipops are said to help with that ever so lovely pregnancy symptom called morning sickness. Although if you are pregnant, my guess is that you know that the term “morning sickness” is quite ridiculous as there also seems to be afternoon sickness, evening sickness, and as I discovered this time around (yep, that’s right… I’m pregnant with #5!) there is even 2am sickness. No matter when you have to deal with morning sickness, it’s nice to know that something as simple as a lollipop...

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Natural Childbirth Using Hypnosis

There is no perfect birthing method. Each woman needs a different method. That is why I asked some blogging friends to write on their favorite methods for the Ways to Have a Natural Childbirth series. Today, there is no guest post because I will be the one talking about this birthing method! Check out my post on why I prefer using Hypnosis or Hypnobabies below. Childbirth Hypnosis is probably the newer method on the childbirth block. Or perhaps new is the correct term but it’s definitely the method that not many have heard of and it’s not very common yet. However, it...

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