Organic Matcha Latte

Organic Matcha Latte

What is matcha?  Matcha is a concentrated powdered form of ground up, whole leaf green tea. The nutrients in matcha are equivalent to 10 cups of steeped green tea. Matcha is considered a superfood and it's incredibly good for you.

Here's the 411 on Postpartum Depression, Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Part Two - Help

Here's the 411 on Postpartum Depression, Mood  & Anxiety Disorders, Part Two - Help

In part one you learned the difference between the baby blues, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis. We also talked about other postpartum mood and  anxiety disorders such as OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, panic disorder and psychosis.  Now I am going to share with you how to get help as well how to help yourself or a loved one. 

Here's the 411 on Postpartum Depression, Mood & Anxiety Disorders - Part One

Here's the 411 on Postpartum Depression, Mood  & Anxiety Disorders - Part One

This is such an important topic! One that is not often talked about. Did you know that maternal depression is the number one complication of childbirth and pregnancy and sadly the most under-diagnosed?  More than 400,000 infants are born to mothers who are depressed.  Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders fall under the maternal depression umbrella.  And the most important thing for you to know is that there is help.

How to Recover from a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 3

How to Recover from a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 3

Let's talk about what to expect post Cesarean Birth/ C-Section.  Today we are going to talk about what to expect once the baby is born, what to expect in the  recovery (PACU) room after the cesarean birth and what happens when you get in the postpartum room.  I will also provide tips on how to deal with the pain as well as how to help yourself.  And most importantly... how to help your baby build a healthy Microbiome.

Regaining Your Body After Pregnancy, What Every Pregnant Mom Should Know

Regaining Your Body After Pregnancy, What Every Pregnant Mom Should Know

This interview with Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC on regaining your body after pregnancy was so incredibly informative. I also found it to be inspiring and life changing, not to mention I knew I had to share this information with all the mamas out there. If you are suffering from pelvic floor issues, SI joint dysfunction, Diastasis recti, want to properly strengthen your core, prevent issues in the future, want to get your body back after being pregnant, or suffer from back pain during pregnancy... then this is a must read.  

 

How to PrepareFor a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 2

How to PrepareFor a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 2

Welcome back!  Last post on how to prepare for a cesarean birth we talked about what a cesarean birth is, what an elected c-section is, reasons for a cesarean birth and the risks to both mom and baby.  Now we are going to dive into the exactly how to prepare for one and what you might experience. 

How to PrepareFor a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 1

How to PrepareFor a Cesarean Birth / C-Section, Part 1

Today I would love to share with you ways to prepare for a Cesarean Birth.  Sometimes they are planned and sometimes they’re not.  A cesarean is not something to be scared of but it is a procedure that you should be educated on no matter what because they do happen.  Knowledge is power.  And the more you understand… the better prepared you can be.  And the more you can participate, the better off you’ll feel.

13 of theBest TED Talks on Childbirth and Pregnancy

13 of theBest TED Talks on Childbirth and Pregnancy

Can I just say....I love TED Talks!  I wanted to share 13 of my favorite Ted Talks about childbirth and pregnancy.  I am a believer that information is power and Ted Talks allows you to learn from experts in the comfort of your home while in sweats. LOL.... I do not know if you are in sweats but I am as I write this blog post. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. 

Homemade Electrolyte Drink - "Labor aid"

Homemade Electrolyte Drink - "Labor aid"

I absolutely love making this delicious homemade electrolyte drink that I call "Labor Aid" for my clients when they go into labor. I find that not only does it truly help them get through the process but it actually tastes good as well.

Breakfast Smoothie for Hormonal and Adrenal Support

Breakfast Smoothie for Hormonal and Adrenal Support

We can all use a little help with balancing our hormones as well as our adrenals. This has been my favorite morning / breakfast protein smoothie for a while now so I thought I would share it with you.