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Dietary Requirements For Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

How and what you eat in your diet is pretty important to how your body functions while pregnant and breastfeeding. You have another human being dependent on you providing them with the nutrition necessary for their body to thrive.

How and what you eat in your diet is pretty important to how your body functions while pregnant and breastfeeding.  You have another human being dependent on you providing them with the nutrition necessary for their body to thrive.  This is a pretty serious commitment by you, the mother.  This being said, it is also…

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DIY Pregnancy Raspberry Tea Recipe
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DIY Raspberry Leaf Tea Recipe

From early on in my pregnancies I consume a raspberry leaf tea mixture that I make myself.  I believe this recipe (among other habits I’ve instilled) has helped my uterus be able to have as many children as I’ve had and still remain healthy. Related Post What is Raspberry Leaf Tea and How Can It…

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Pro’s and Con’s of using an Epidural during Labor
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What is an Epidural and Should I Choose One? An epidural block is one of the most common forms of pain relief used in hospitals today for the laboring mom.  Some moms choose this the instant they get into the hospital not wanting to feel any discomfort, and others wait and choose it if they…

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Why Your Baby Doesn’t Want a Nursery.
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I have 12 children and NONE of them have resided in an official nursery.  Why?  I’ll admit it had something to do with the lack of money with the first children.  But, now, it has something to do with me wanting my babies to be incorporated into the family.  In this post I will tell you…

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Turn the Lights Down Low and Let the Oxytocin Flow!
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Childbirth is a very quiet, intimate experience, not only for the mother but for the baby and those attending the birth.  During intimate times it’s fitting to have the lights down low as this actually helps labor progress. But, why is this and what causes it? Oxytocin, the love hormone, is released during labor, intimacy,…

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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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Weeks Wanderings for 4.10.16
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Every week I like to post links to various blog posts I find on the internet that interest me.  They may be posts that just resonate with me right then, or maybe have a similar subject to posts I may have posted in the previous week.  Either way, I see them as beneficial and helpful, and hope…

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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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Is Water Birth Safe For You and Your Baby?
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What is water birth? There are those that labor in water and those that birth in water.  I’ve done both and love both.  Laboring and birthing in the water has many rewards and is becoming increasing popular as more women learn about it’s benefits. Pro’s to Water Birth A water birth is very calming to…

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