THANKSGIVING AS FERTILITY HOLIDAY- SYMBOLS, FEASTING, AND GRATITUDE

in MIND-BODY PRACTICES FOR FERTILITY on 28/09/20 Thanksgiving has absolutely always been one of my favorite holidays. Family coming together and eating a huge feast commemorating the bounty of the earth and collaboration between peoples- PLUS a big turkey . . . what could be wrong with that? Well, for some couples struggling with infertility (like we did), …

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Natural Mothering Begins with Birth

written on April 12, 2015 on The Unassisted Baby As a natural mother, you already make informed decisions about raising your children. Between cloth diapering, organic foods, breastfeeding, and gentle parenting, you have probably realized there is a lot more to being the mother you want to be than you could have ever dreamed about …

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12 Signs You Need to Take a Break ASAP

Running errands, keeping up with an ever-growing pile of laundry, caring for a small person while juggling work — it can all become a bit much. By the time you lie down for the night, your head is spinning with an endless to-do list that only keeps growing. Symptoms of burnout can vary from person to person, …

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Babywearing: Everything You Need to Know to Wear Your Baby Safely

What are the benefits of babywearing? Which baby carrier is right for you? Where can you find the best deal on new & used wraps, ring slings, and carriers? Written by Genevieve HowlandUpdated on August 07, 2020 Babywearing (or baby carrying) is the practice of carrying your baby or toddler in a carrier. Though it may be …

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10 NATURAL COLD AND FLU REMEDIES THAT WORK

Come down with your yearly cold or flu? Here are some home remedies for the flu and natural cold remedies to help you weather this storm. The irony is not lost on me that I’m currently writing this post while recovering from a cold/cough. I generally get one really bad cold every year and seeing …

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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Cardiologist Recommended Natural Remedies for Pregnant Moms

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a phrase you never want to hear when pregnant, and understandably so. Pregnancy already is no walk in the park, and any type of complications comes with a set of worries and fears. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is rare but not unheard of, and doctors are well-versed in the symptoms and treatments. There are …

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How to Support Someone with Fertility Problems

Written by Alice Rose on October 10, 2019 It’s Fertility Week in the UK! Wooohoo! I’m not sure why I’m woo-hooing, other than this week gives me even more reason to talk about my fave topic: FERTILITY! And namely: how to get through a fertility struggle/ fertility journey/ fertility problem. And do you know what? I’m becoming more and more aware …

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What is Cervical Mucus?

The glands in a woman’s cervix secrete cervical mucus when stimulated by the hormone estrogen. Cervical mucus usually aids in conception as well as serves to protect the uterus from bacteria and various other foreign intruders. This cervical fluid is very important for conception because of its ability to keep the sperm alive for as …

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20 Desserts That Are Gestational Diabetes Friendly

Anybody else get diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GD) and still have a HORRIBLE sweet tooth? No? Just me? Perfect. 🙂 Well for those of you who do, or who are just looking for some healthier options, this article is for you! Desserts can be tricky when you live with diabetes. You absolutely can have a sugary dessert …

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Keep Your Power: 9 Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Hand Over Your Power In Birth

Written by: Debra Pascali- Bonaro Originally printed in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue 65 - Spring 2020 Handing over your power to a provider or place of birth means so much more than we realize. When we throw our hands in the air and say, "they know best," we limit our own ability to …

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Gestational Diabetes: What You Need To Know

For anyone who's been pregnant before, or spent much time in the pregnancy forums online, we're all pretty familiar with the glucose screen performed between 24 and 28 weeks. For a lot of women, they have to fast for 8 to 12 hours, then drink that nasty liquid glucose, and then get their glucose checked …

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Six Things You Should Be Doing During the Two Week Wait

 Written by Dalene Barton - Certified Herbalist, Birth Doula Reviewed by Christine Traxler, MD Updated October 8th, 2018 Through the timed intercourse, tracked ovulation and countless fertility methods, here you are waiting to take a pregnancy test. You are in the dreaded two-week wait and the wondering is killing you. It seems simply amazing that two weeks each cycle can …

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