There is a common misconception while pregnant, that eating for two means you need to consume more food. While pregnant you only need 250 -300 more calories then you do before you were pregnant. Chances are if you are eating a typical American diet you are getting way over the daily calories needed even without a baby growing inside. Instead of worrying about eating enough food, focus more on its value. Everything you put in your mouth goes right into your babys development, forming the structure from which they will grow. The healthier you eat the better you will feel and the stronger your body will be to support your pregnancy. You can shift your awareness simply asking yourself these two questions: How is this food feeding me? How is this fueling my babys development?
For about 15 + years I have religiously been going to see Dayle Breault, the famous Goddess of Skin for my facials. (I say facials, but its so much more then just that.) Her treatments are a whole facial experience like nothing you have ever had before!!!
Stretch marks are very common during pregnancy – often the result of rapid weight loss or gain and pregnancy hormones like progesterone. There’s no telling if you’ll get them; some woman do and others don’t.
I have been wanting to teach little kids yoga for years. Yesterday, I had my very first four-year-old yoga client and now I have a few more of them in the coming week.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Rev. Theodore Hesburgh
These days, it seems every time you turn around there’s another double stroller rolling down the street. Think about it – how many sets of twins do you know? Multiple births are on the rise, and two babies means double the fun but also twice the worry!
Nothing Ive ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. ~ Bill Cosby As a new mother, there is an undeniable intuitive knowing and connection between a mother and her child. Your baby is totally dependent on you and is comforted just by your energy, scent, heartbeat, and voice.
Conscious eating is about being aware of the things you are putting into your body. You want to eat a diet that FEEDS your body. So ask yourself is the food that I am putting in my body fueling me or is it feeding my emotions. A lot of times we eat to stuff down our feelings, comfort our anxiety or to fill a void in our lives. To better understand STRESS eating is to first to become aware of what you are doing, acknowledge when and why and then make a conscious effort to stop.
As a Birth doula with a background in healing, one of the healing modalities I use to better support my clients during labor is aromatherapy. Not only can it change the whole energy of the birth space but it also does so much to support the laboring mama. Here are a few of my go-to…
I saw the sweetest thing between a mother and a child once when I was visiting with an old client of mine. It was time for her daughter to go to sleep and the mother (my client) asked her daughter what story she wanted before bed. The little girl promptly replied, I want to hear the story about how I was born.” My client scooped her daughter in her arms and began to tell this amazing tale about how this fabulous little being came to be here.