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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Fat During Pregnancy

By | July 29, 2014

Photo Credit Did you know?   Fat is incredibly important to your baby and your own body during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Decades of “low fat” propaganda from the government and glossy pregnancy magazine articles highlighting that you need “just 300 extra calories a day” have made us terrified of eating anything except boneless, skinless chicken Read More

Why You Should Prepare for Natural Birth

By | June 10, 2014

By Kristen Burgess, Contributing Writer Many moms review birth options during pregnancy and decide that a natural birth would be best.  Some choose a midwife, some choose a doctor with a good track record for vaginal births.  But preparation for natural childbirth stops there for many women.  You want to go natural, you trust your Read More

Vitamins for Healthy Pregnancies

By | May 28, 2014

By Contributing Writer, Angela Parker Vitamins for Healthy Pregnancies When you are pregnant, nutrition is at its utmost importance. In a perfect world, we would be able to get all the vitamins and minerals that we needed through our food. I am one who really struggles during my first and second trimester to eat well Read More

Why Reusable Cloth Pads Are Superior

By | May 20, 2014

By Contributing Writer Jaclyn If you follow me over at Natural Momma in Progress, you know I recently had a baby- our fourth boy!  Because I’ve done things very differently this pregnancy (read about my diet here and my prenatal vitamin routine here), I’ve had a much smoother recovery than during my previous postpartum periods.  This was Read More

Planning a Pregnancy Diet For a Healthy Baby

By | May 13, 2014

  Photo Credit A healthy pregnancy diet is vital to you and your baby and has long been recognized as an important part of prenatal care.  The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has considered evaluation and education of nutrition to be a prenatal care standard for decades.  Unfortunately many doctors and midwives devote Read More

Nourishing Drinks for Pregnancy: Pampering You and Your Baby

By | April 10, 2014

Photo Credit It’s incredible how something so simple can be so relaxing, yet a nourishing drink swirls refreshment and peace into one little cup.   Pregnancy is often a time when the focus is on food, but healthy drinks can help you pamper yourself while benefitting your body and your baby at the same time. Read More

Simple Decluttering Strategies for the Countdown to Baby

By | March 13, 2014

Photo Credit By Kristen, Contributing Writer “Nesting” is an exciting part of pregnancy: it’s when you feel a strong urge to get everything ready for baby!  Different moms feel the urge at different times during pregnancy – some moms really want to simplify and organize early, while others want to wait until the third trimester. Read More

My Prenatal Vitamin Routine

By | February 24, 2014

  image credit By Jaclyn of naturalmommainprogress.com. When you’re pregnant, it’s really easy to get overwhelmed with all of the prenatal vitamin options.  I’ve done things so much differently with this pregnancy than my others, that I wasn’t quite sure how to approach the vitamin situation.  This time around I eat better than I did Read More

Tips for Managing Pregnancy-Induced Eczema

By | February 21, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Diana at Saving by Making. Eczema, which someone has dubbed “the itch that rashes,” is terrible. The itch-scratch cycle seems never ending, it can interrupt sleep, scratching leads to broken skin which is more prone to infection, and it looks horrendous. If you’re pregnant and are dealing Read More

Ecological Breastfeeding: A Natural Approach to Child Spacing

By | February 18, 2014

Editor’s note: Today’s post is from Danielle Faucher. Danielle is married to her best friend, Nathan, and together they have three young children. She is a music teacher turned homeschooling mom. She has a passion for fun and creative ideas, a desire to feed her family delicious and nutrient rich foods, and loves to fill Read More

How to Build a Strong Bond with Your Newborn

By | February 13, 2014

Written by Kristen Burgess, Contributing Writer The newborn time is a precious time for you and your baby, but it can also be very overwhelming.  A little advance planning can make a big difference in how smoothly your early postpartum days go, giving you time to rest, relax, and truly enjoy your new little one. Read More

7 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Multiples

By | January 30, 2014

image credit Nutrient-dense Diet – A healthy, nutritious diet is helpful in any pregnancy but it’s crucial in a pregnancy with multiples. Everything you put in your mouth is divided between the babies in your belly…and you! That’s going to mean eating a lot of nutrients! An adult woman usually falls in the 1,800-2,200 range Read More

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