natural birth

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Midwifery Care

 | January 15, 2019 | Posted by:

Maybe you’ve heard of midwives being used….like 100 years ago when other options weren’t readily available. Maybe the thought is outlandish; who would want to give birth like they did in the dark ages? Why would a woman even consider an out of hospital birth?

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What to Eat During Pregnancy: Seafood

 | November 21, 2017 | Posted by:

We’re taking a look at twelve superfoods for pregnancy. In this series we will be unpacking some of the most nutrient-dense foods so that you can give yourself and your baby the healthiest pregnancy possible.

According to  “The Healthy Pregnancy Book”  by William Sears, MD and his wife Martha Sears, RN one of the best foods you can eat during pregnancy is safe seafood. Their research shows that “mothers who eat more safe seafood or take omega-3 fish oil supplements during pregnancy and for three months after delivery:

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9 Things to do Before Getting Pregnant

 | November 3, 2017 | Posted by:

Are you thinking about getting pregnant?

You plan for retirement, buying a house, and all kinds of other things. Why not plan for your pregnancy?

The healthier you are starting out, the more smoothly your pregnancy is likely to progress….and that’s not just limited to women. The health of your man is just as important as you prepare your bodies for conception to take place.

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7 Weird and Beneficial Foods for Pregnancy

 | October 13, 2017 | Posted by:

Who doesn’t love a list of weird foods?! For a little bonus: These help you feel better during pregnancy! (You’re welcome)

Rooibos Tea 

Rooibos is refreshing and caffeine-free. “It provides antioxidants to support immunity, which is lowered in early pregnancy to prevent rejection of the embryo.”

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The Lie Perfectionists Believe

 | September 19, 2017 | Posted by:

If you are reading this article I would wager to guess that you are a perfectionist.

We perfectionists like to read about other perfectionists being vulnerable and laying it all out there about what they do to be less of a perfectionist.

The tendency is to think that if we apply these steps, or read this book, or grit our teeth and just get through it, we’ll find the strength inside of us to change whatever it is that is ruining our life.

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A Natural Approach to Infertility and PCOS

 | September 7, 2017 | Posted by:

One of the most common hormonal disorders of women in the reproductive years is PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and is the leading cause of infertility.

In a normal cycle, follicles grow on ovaries, and eggs develop within those follicles. One of those eggs will be released into the fallopian tubes resulting in ovulation. PCOS  is a condition that causes your ovaries to be larger than normal with underdeveloped follicles that cluster up. Hormonal imbalances can lead to a host of health issues such as PCOS, which can cause infertility. For lots of wonderful information I would encourage you to read The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility. All of the information in this article comes from that book.

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Living Intentionally in the Hard Seasons

 | April 20, 2017 | Posted by:

In our last article we talked about living intentionally in the busyness of life. (You can find that here) And while it’s always beneficial to evaluate what takes up room in your heart and drains energy and focus, sometimes you can’t help the distractions in your life. Maybe you’re a mom of small children. You can’t put them on hold while you go be intentional somewhere else. Maybe you have a demanding job and don’t have the option to make a change. There are many reasons why life can be taxing that don’t have anything to do with extra fluff.

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