Expecting? Learn How to Reduce Your Fear of Childbirth

Expecting?  Learn How to Reduce Your Fear of Childbirth

Lots of expecting moms feel fearful, anxious and nervous about childbirth

There are many factors that can lead to these feelings.  But the 3 main ones are:

  • Not knowing what to expect during childbirth.  
  • Listening to bad - horrible labor stories.  
  • Watching movies and TV shows portraying childbirth.

Fear Busters....

How To Prepare For Baby Number Two…When You Already Have A Little One At Home

How To Prepare For Baby Number Two…When You Already Have A Little One At Home

One of the questions I get asked by my expecting couples is how to “prepare for baby number two”.  And I always recommend preparing not only the little one(s) for their new sibling but also preparing your relationship as a couple as well.   

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Organic Cotton Clothing, Bedding, And Toys For Your Baby

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Organic Cotton Clothing, Bedding, And Toys For Your Baby

The top two reasons parents choose to go "green" when it comes to baby's clothing and toys.  1.) for the health of their baby and 2.) to support environmental changes. These parents feel that it's important to choose organic and natural products that come into direct contact with their baby skin.  After all, clothing is next to their skin all night and day.  The fact is, much of what we place on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream.  Parents need to remember that babies put everything in their mouths to chew and suck therefore swallowing.  So whatever is in and on the material goes into their system.

Past Your Due Date? Here are 8 Ways To Get Labor Started

Past Your Due Date?  Here are 8 Ways To Get Labor Started

Due-date come and gone?  Looking to get labor started?  Doctor mention the word 'induction' to you and now you are panicking that your body is "not doing anything"?  Doctor telling you baby will grow too big if you go past your due date?

Attention Moms! 8 Environmental Things Children and Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Attention Moms!  8 Environmental Things Children and Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Becoming aware of your environment is the best thing you can do for the health of you and your family.

Now that you are pregnant, you will become more aware and concerned for the well-being of your developing child.  If you all ready have children, it is never to late to make changes.  I know that becoming aware of the pollutants or potential harmful substances in our environment can cause you to feel overwhelmed, but the good news is...

Attention Moms! The Yucky Seven Non-Food Items Pregnant Women and Kids Should Avoid

Attention Moms!  The Yucky Seven Non-Food Items Pregnant Women and Kids Should Avoid

These non-food items have been labeled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS).  But they have not been found to be 100% safe for you or your developing baby/child.

Attention Moms! Top 12 Things To Avoid While Pregnant.

Attention Moms!  Top 12 Things To Avoid While Pregnant.

“Children cannot make choices about their environment; it is up to adults to make the right decisions to ensure that they are protected.” — Dr. Lynn R. Goldman

What not to eat or take during pregnancy

This is first and foremost!  Your doctor should have given you a list of foods and substances you should avoid during pregnancy.  But just in case, this is where I am going to start...WHAT TO AVOID. 

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Gestational Diabetes - Part 2

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Gestational Diabetes - Part 2

Here is part 2 and 3 of my interview with Lily Nichols who is a Register Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator... Don't miss this! 

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Gestational Diabetes

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Gestational Diabetes

DID YOU KNOW THAT 18% OF PREGNANT WOMEN GET DIAGNOSED WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES?  Wow!  I had no idea till I spoke with Lily Nichols who is a Registered Dietician and a Certified Diabetes Educator.  And when I heard that, I knew I had to give you more information regarding Gestational Diabetes...