What is Toxoplasmosis and Can It Hurt Me or My Baby?
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What is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the microscopic parasite Toxoplasma Gondii.  It is found primarily in the feces of cats, in contaminated water, soil, or produce, and in raw or undercooked meats.  About half of toxoplasmosis infections are caused by eating infected meat but pregnant women are usually warned about staying away from their kitty’s…

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Bathing Your Newborn – The How To Guide
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Bathing your newborn seems pretty easy.  After all, we all know how to take a bath.  However, bathing a newborn, especially for someone who has never done it before, can be a very daunting task.  Newborns seem like little fragile creatures with tender, delicate skin; and in a certain respect, they are.  Their skin has…

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What risks does a mother take having lots of babies? The risks of high parity and the way to keep your health.
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I am a great grand multigravida mom.  This means I’ve given birth to seven or more children.  Twelve actually.  Believe it or not, I’m still standing and am capable of having more.  People think I’m built for having babies.  Perhaps.  I’d like to think it’s because I’m doing my best to take good care of myself….

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What is Raspberry Leaf Tea and How Can It Help You and Your Baby?
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I’ve been drinking red raspberry leaf tea since I gave birth to Therese, my third.  After she was born I proceeded to hemorrage.  Keep in mind that I home birth.  I’ll never forget the look on my husband’s face when my midwife asked him to pray for me.  His whole face went pale and expressionless…

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Coccyx Pain – The Story of My Tailbone Injury and the Start of My Recovery
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I have suffered from coccyx pain since the birth of my son, Joshua.  That was two and a half years ago.  After he was born everything was sore down there.  So, when it was tender sitting down on my tailbone I didn’t think anything of it.  I just assumed it was heal up like the…

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Why I No Longer Circumcise My Sons

I have five sons.  Of my sons I have circumcised three of them, the first three.  Why did I choose to not circumcise the last two?  I have a few reasons I’d like to share with you.  I will do my best to just give you the facts of the operation but I am going…

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My Success With The Tummy Team
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After spending six weeks doing the prescribed Tummy Team exercises, I must say I am impressed. First off, I didn’t do the exercises as often as was recommended. I don’t have a good excuse. I simply am forgetful. Secondly, the exercises didn’t really feel or seem like exercises. They were more like breathing exercises and…

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