Category: Pregnancy

My Natural Unmedicated Childbirth Story

On November 21, 2012, I had my fourth baby: Verity. Here is her story.   The Pregnancy  With my previous 3 kids, I used an OB and while I think all their births were fine, I knew that I wanted to switch to a midwife for #4. We had switched insurance after #3 was born so I was in new pregnancy territory this time. With the insurance we switched to I basically had the choice between the insurance’s OB’s or midwives. Both worked at the same hospital but I knew I was going with the midwives this time. I...

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A Natural Heartburn Remedy

Heartburn, a common affliction for the pregnant woman but just about anyone can suffer from it. It’s not a fun thing to suffer through and if you are like me, you will try just about anything to relieve the pain. Some choose the more mainstream options but I wanted a natural heartburn remedy. I like to choose the natural route when possible and so when I started getting my pregnancy related heartburn I searched for a good natural remedy. There are quite a few natural methods of relieving heartburn and I’m sure a lot of them work. I however,...

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Steer Your Own Pregnancy

When I became pregnant with my first child, I thought I knew what I needed to know. I read all the books and talked to all the moms…but one thing I didn’t know, doctors are not gods nor are their “rules” laws you have to follow. This concept does seem odd. Everyone believes that doctors know what’s best and will only prescribe the absolute best. Now I’m not saying this isn’t necessarily true. I’m sure there are plenty of great doctors out there who are looking out for your best interest. I’m just saying that many times, doctors don’t...

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Natural Pregnancy Reading List

When you first get pregnant, odds are good that you have no idea what to expect. Thankfully there are tons of information sources to fill your head with knowledge before you have your baby. Unfortunately, not all those sources are very “natural”. Now I’m not necessarily saying all non-crunchy resources are bad but often times they can either scare a new natural mama or they don’t give the natural side of pregnancy at all. This is why I wanted to share this list of books for pregnancy and childbirth. This list isn’t extensive and I’m sure that none of...

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My Pregnancy Must Haves

Everyone has their list of “must haves” when pregnant. The lists range greatly and I’d venture to say that no two lists are ever the same. However, just because the lists vary so much doesn’t mean they aren’t worth looking at. Often times you can discover a new “must have” for you when you look at someone else’s list. Sometimes you will find the solution to your pregnancy related problem right on somebody’s list. So without further ado, here are…. My Pregnancy Must Haves Red Raspberry Leaf Tea – Used mainly because it tones the uterus and thus makes...

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Newborn Procedures to Reconsider

Obviously you have a lot of choices and decisions to make when you get pregnant. However, the choices do not end there! There are many choices to make when it comes to newborn procedures. Some of these choices are less of an issue (or not at all) if you are having a home birth or even delivering at a birthing center but some are definitely involved in those birthplaces and they are definitely involved if you have a hospital birth. Many of the newborn procedures to consider have been standard for so long that we have little reason to...

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Natural Changes to Make Once Pregnant

Becoming pregnant can be a launching pad into the natural world. What might have not worried you pre-pregnancy may now be very concerning with a growing baby inside. This is a great time to make some changes in your life. I wish I had known more about the natural world when I was pregnant with my first. Perhaps I did know, I just wasn’t all that receptive to it. I wish I had been. Had I started my crunchy journey when I was pregnant with my first child, I could have started living better a whole 2 years earlier!...

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