How to Build Good Bacteria During Pregnancy

(And Why It’s So Important)  Photo Credit By Kristen, Contributing Writer Good bacteria, beneficial bacteria, good gut health, healthy microbiota – whatever you label those microscopic “good guys” in your body, they’re really important.  They’re especially important during your pregnancy.  Good bacteria prevent pregnancy and birth complications, and most importantly, give your baby a great […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Fat During Pregnancy

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 breasts. […]

Planning a Pregnancy Diet For a Healthy Baby

  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 […]

My Prenatal Vitamin Routine

  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 […]