Congratulations youre pregnant! So, are you having a boy or a girl? Everywhere you go, youll certainly be asked this question. Whether you decide to find out your babys gender as early as possible (hey, you may want to get a head start on choosing the right color paint for the nursery), or you decide to let your babys gender be a delivery day surprise, there are some facts and myths that can make the guessing game fun until you find out for sure.
Depression during pregnancy is more common than youd think, affecting about 10-20% of women. While those nine months can be an exciting and joyful time in some womens lives, it can be just the opposite for other women. Are suffering from depression during your pregnancy?
Time to get your glow on, Mama! Oh we get it how is a new mom supposed to have a glow-y look when shes up to her ears in sleepless nights and poopy diapers? Or how is a seasoned mom supposed to maintain her most fabulous self when shes trying her very best to balance the many responsibilities on her day-to-day calendar? Well, fear no more now you can shine from the inside out. How? With the greatest medicine possible: Food.
Ah, sleep the one thing all new parents covet about after bringing home baby. Some seasoned parents may warn you that you wont be getting sleep for a long, long time, but wed like to debunk that notion that sleep is a far away dream for new parents. It can be a part of your life with a little bit of discipline, planning, and maybe even a few little tears. But, if you commit to sleep training, soon those sleepless nights will be a distant memory, your baby will sleep through the night, and you and your sweetie will have evenings together again to rest and rejuvenate. Bring on the zzzzzzs!
As the saying goes, You are what you eat. Never is that truer than when youre pregnant or nursing for both you and your baby. Pregnancy and new parenthood is a time to really focus on taking the best care of yourself since youre now providing for two (or more!). Yet, even with the best intentions, many women struggle with being healthy when dealing with perinatal depression. 10-20% of women experience depression during pregnancy (antepartum depression), while according to Postpartum Support International, 1in 8 women suffer from postpartum depression. Thankfully, there are many treatment options available including therapy, medication and support groups. (Please talk to your health care provider). But what about the foods you eat? Using food as medicine by increasing your diet with natural mood boosters is one piece of the treatment puzzle to consider. What to put on your plate? Read on
Are you the kind of woman who likes her food free of antibiotics, pesticides, hormones, irradiation or bioengineering? Lets hear it for organic! But, do you ever wonder just how organic is your organic food? Fear no more, but understand that there is a little give and take with the term organic. Read on
What would you say if I told you that giving birth could feel orgasmic? I know crazy, right? If it were orgasmic, then why do so many moms feel anxious when labor and delivery looms before them? Well, it seems as though some moms out there in the world have tapped into something good during the birthing process. Something really good. A vaginal orgasmic birth. Yes, you heard me the ability to experience an orgasm as youre pushing a big ol bouncing baby out of your no-no place. But really can this be true? Can birth really feel orgasmic? (And if so, why the heck didnt I know about it during my two pregnancies?) I had to find out more about this so I could spread the word of gospel for all my pregnant soul sisters out there. So, mamas, read on!
What do Meryl Streep, Demi Moore, Ricki Lake, Cindy Crawford, and most recently, supermodel Giselle, all have in common? In addition to the obvious being beautiful and talented they have all experienced a home birth. Now although no new mom will ever receive an academy award for forgoing pain medication and delivering her baby at home, a homebirth can be a very rewarding choice for some mothers-to-be to make. But is a home birth the right choice for you? Read on