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How Making A Baby Plan Can Help Make Your Relationship Strong

How Making A Baby Plan Can Help Make Your Relationship Strong

There is no doubt about it; relationships can be tricky especially once the baby arrives.  But by making a baby plan before the birth of your little one, you can significantly ease the strain the baby can and will impose on your relationship.  And here's why...

12 Tips for Having a Great Pregnancy and Labor

12 Tips for Having a Great Pregnancy and Labor

You're pregnant!!  How beautiful!!  How exciting!!  How miraculous!!  It's all of those things and more.  But sometimes it can be challenging.  And let's face it, labor is called 'labor' for a reason.  So here are 12 tips for having a great pregnancy and labor.     

Here's How Your Body Changes During Pregnancy

Here's How Your Body Changes During Pregnancy

So, lets talk about the incredible changes your body is going through during pregnancy.  When I took Anatomy and Physiology in school, I developed a deep appreciation for the human body.  I am truly in awe of how incredible our bodies are.  The fact that your body knows exactly what to do each and every moment to create your little one is so incredible to me.  And with that deep body wisdom comes a lot of changes!

Pregnancy is a time of transformation, physically, emotionally and spiritually for every woman.

The most amazing video! Conception to Birth -- Visualized

The most amazing video! Conception to Birth -- Visualized

This is one of my favorite videos of all time!  Conception to Birth -- Visualized by Alexander Tsiaras.  Every time I watch it I am blown away how incredible the human body is and how amazing pregnancy is.   The first time I learned about Alexander Tsiaras's work I was sitting in the office of my friend's OB/GYN and he had the book Conception to Birth - Visualized  sitting on his desk.  I picked up the book and freaked, (in a good way) it was one of the most amazing things I had ever seen.

Pregnancy Tips For Weeks 38 – 40+

Pregnancy Tips For  Weeks 38 – 40+

38 weeks is considered full-term so you are definitely in the home stretch!  I hope your bags are packed for the hospital and ready to go.  At this point, you will be going through all kinds of emotions.  You’re more than likely tired of being pregnant.  Probably having some anxiety about labor.  Excited to meet your new baby.  Some mothers crave solitude.   You may be more sensitive.  You might be worried that everything isn’t perfectly ready at home for the arrival of the baby.  You may feel tired and you may have trouble getting comfortable.  You may feel new pelvic pressure, feeling different kicks and have general aches and pain.  Don’t freak if you begin to lose a 1-2 lbs.  It’s normal... 

Pregnancy Tips for weeks 23 - 28 Your Expanding Belly and Pesky Problems

Pregnancy Tips for weeks 23 - 28   Your Expanding Belly and Pesky Problems

Pregnancy is an exciting time.  You’re building a baby inside of you.  And the most beautiful proof of that is your expanding belly.  But there are some things that aren’t so exciting.  For example: hemorrhoids, constipation, more gas than Exxon, heartburn, swollen ankles, leg cramps and those wacky dreams I spoke of earlier.  Read my blog on natural remedies that can help you get through these pesky problems.  If anything concerns you always talk with your healthcare provider.  It’s always better to be safe. 

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Warning: Pregnant Moms Addicted To Junk Food May Pass Addiction Onto Offspring

Warning: Pregnant Moms Addicted To Junk Food May Pass Addiction Onto Offspring

Attention all pregnant mamas!  Did you know that you can pass on your junk food addiction to your baby?  You know who you are, don't worry, your secret is safe with me. ;-)

 The good news about this study is once again it re-enforces that good nutrition is essential during pregnancy and lactation,  your baby is made from what you eat and drink and their future health...

Pregnancy Tips for weeks 4 - 7 : You’ve tested positive. You’re pregnant!

Pregnancy Tips for weeks 4 - 7 : You’ve tested positive.  You’re pregnant!

“Oh Wow, this is crazy!”  

Those were the words that flew out of my best friend’s mouth when the little stick that she peed on showed the plus sign and believe me I got the 6 am call telling me she was PREGNANT!!!!  We were so excited! 

Lets talk about you!  You’ve tested positive.  You’re PREGNANT!!!  I am excited for you but you may feel shocked at the range of emotions you may be going through, happy, sad, excited, scared, ambivalent, surprised, relief etc.  This is very normal.  Trust me, your partner is or will be going through similar emotions.  Not only will you feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster but you will probably experience physical symptoms also...

Think You’re Pregnant? Tips for Weeks 1 - 3

Think You’re Pregnant? Tips for Weeks 1 - 3

If you think you’re pregnant…first thing’s first:

1.  STOP all risky behavior like smoking, breathing second hand smoke, drinking alcohol and using recreational drugs.  Best-case scenario, you cut out coffee altogether.  But if you’re having a hard time giving up the caffeine then limit yourself to no more then 2 cups a day. 

2.  Get on a Prenatal multi-vitamin and mineral supplement and a Prenatal Omega 3 DHA supplement as soon as possible. Folate is the naturally occurring nutrient in foods.  Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate.  Your pre-natal vitamin should have at least...

Do You Know About the Dirty Dozen Plus and the Clean 15? You Should!

Do You Know About the Dirty Dozen Plus and the Clean 15? You Should!

Let me be totally frank with you.  Fruits and vegetable are extremely important in your diet.  So for all of you expecting mothers who still groan at the sight of leafy greens or a juicy tomato...you know who I'm talking about...yes YOU...it's time to branch out for the sake of your baby ;-)  However when you're eating a lot of fruits and vegetables you must be cautious of ...