Your Postpartum Body

I so appreciate the following candid guest post from my friend Rachel. ~~~~~~~~~~ "At six weeks postpartum, your body is almost back to normal, you’re feeling great, and you can resume being intimate with your husband." Before giving birth, I believed this! I really thought 6 weeks was the magic number. After giving birth to an 8 pound 8 ounce baby boy which resulted in … [Read more...]

Bed Rest During Pregnancy {Reader Question}

Gratefully, I've been blessed with four healthy, full-term pregnancies.  I have no experience with bed rest, but understand that it is a concern for many expecting mamas. Just yesterday I received the following question: Do you or any of your followers have ideas for a care package to give to a friend that is on bed rest in the hospital with her twin boys at 25 weeks? … [Read more...]

Expectations

We're going to chat a lot in the next few weeks about natural, unmedicated childbirth.  It's a subject near and dear to me and I'm a big proponent of knowledge and empowerment when it comes to pregnancy and birth.  Ignorance is not bliss in this situation, and can truly be dangerous to both mom and baby. You'll also hear me repeat this same phrase over and over while we talk … [Read more...]

Take Charge of Your Birth

Healthy Baby, Healthy Mom. That is what's important when giving birth!  As much as I'm a firm believer in natural, unmedicated childbirth for myself, I know it's not for everyone and certainly not in every circumstance!  Sometimes intervention is needed to keep mom and baby healthy.  Other times, it's needed to keep mom sane.  ;) Regardless of how you end up birthing your … [Read more...]

Exercise During Pregnancy

"Babies like blood." That's one of the things my new doctor had to say to me at our very first meeting, 13 weeks along with my fourth baby.  There are only a few things expectant moms can (or need to!) physically do to support the growth and health of the tiniest of babies. Eat real food as much as possible, maintaining pregnancy weight as best you can. Take the … [Read more...]