Category: Pregnancy

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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Crunchy Cheats: Prenatal Vitamins

Crunchy Cheats is a ongoing series on The Pistachio Project that will basically supply you with suggestions of better products that you can easily buy. Some of these will be products that you can buy if you are not ready to dive all the way into crunchiness and make everything yourself but some of the Crunchy Cheats will be lists of safer brands to chose from when buying products (that you couldn’t possibly make.) Today’s Crunchy Cheat is prenatal vitamins! Now before you stop reading this post thinking that this doesn’t apply to you because you are not pregnant,...

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Choosing Your Birth Location

There once was a time when a woman had no option to deliver her baby at home. Now women have quite a few options. All have their own perks and all have their own downsides. One mom’s choice may not be the perfect choice for another mother either. When it comes to having your baby there are many things to factor in when deciding where to have your baby. Choosing Your Birth Location   Different Locations for Delivery Hospitals: This is probably the most common choice for delivery location. In the ever-increasing modern medicine world we live in, many...

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Resource Spotlight: The Birth Survey

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a site that contained information and reviews of hospitals, birth centers, doctors, and midwives? Guess what? There is! The Birth Survey has been up and running for a few years now and it is turning out to be quite the useful tool. The Birth Survey believes that all women should be able to access information in regards to maternity care providers and locations. Through this site, you can look up information on hospitals or birthing centers that you might be considering, you can check out what others think of the doctors or...

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Why Every Woman Should Drink Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red Raspberry Leaf tea (Rubus idaeus) is an herbal tea made from you guessed it, the leaves of the raspberry plant. Do not confuse this with the raspberry flavored tea that you see in stores all the time; it is NOT the same. What is so special about this tea? Why should every woman drink red raspberry leaf tea? Red Raspberry Leaf has been used for centuries for many aliments but it is most known for its use by women. It’s particularly beneficial for pregnancy and labor which is why pregnant women should drink red raspberry leaf tea; however,...

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A Natural Form of Birth Control

 My husband and I have gone through quite a few different methods of birth control since getting married. Our first method was the “no birth control whatsoever” method, many times referred to as Quiverfull. While I still feel like that is a great idea, it did not work for me. I had my two boys within a year of each other and my hormones were not happy! So we decided that even though we liked the idea of having however many kids we were supposed to have, I needed a break. So I went on a birth control pill....

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