Mention the word “chia” to someone and chances are the first thing that comes to mind is the novelty planter from the 1980’s. Once an ancient superfood, chia is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance among the health-conscious and athletic crowds. These tiny seeds pack such a nutritional punch that expectant mothers should also consider incorporating them into their diet. Pregnancy can deplete your body of important nutrients and eating chia seeds can help replace those lost nutrients while providing a much needed energy boost. Chia seeds are easy to incorporate into your daily routine and benefit not only the mother’s health, but the baby’s development as well.
It’s important for you, and for your little one, that you eat a healthy diet during your pregnancy. Of course, I’d love for you to continue eating a healthy diet after your pregnancy too! A recent study found that having a good balance of probiotics in your gut can decrease the chances of obesity in your child. Here’s my list of the Top 5 Superfoods to eat during your pregnancy.
Do you have an aching back? If so, you’re not alone by a long shot. Most people turn to the medical profession who will prescribe medications. Some choose all natural relief methods, but above all there is one way to get long term relief from persistent back pain.
“The World Health Organization has repeatedly implored the U.S. medical authorities to return to a midwife-based system of maternity care as one way to help reduce our scandalously high mortality rates.” – Gentlebirth.org
If you’re pregnant, know someone who is, or plan to become pregnant in the future you’re probably thinking about how that baby is going to get here. Now of course we all know it takes nine months for the baby to grow but once those nine months are over how it proceeds from there is a matter of personal preference.
If you’re a woman you either already have or almost undoubtedly will hear the tick of your biological clock at some point in your life calling you to become a mother. But if you’re one of 2.1 million married American women today that tick may go on unanswered for quite some time – if not forever.
Years ago when infant formula first came to the mainstream markets moms and moms-to-be rushed to get their fair share. This was the ‘new and improved’ way to nourish your baby. But long gone are those days and now we know that the story is a bit more involved. Infant formula, while important if for some reason the mother can’t nurse or breastfeed, is far less superior than the mother’s own breast milk.
Every year in the United States there are an estimated 6 million pregnancies according to the American Pregnancy Association. Some of these end with bouncing bundles of joy, others end due to unexpected complications, and still others choose to end their pregnancies. In fact, out of these 6 million pregnancies, the American Pregnancy Association reports there are just over 4 million live births.
Many of my readers are women, and while I might have quite a bit of head knowledge to offer them on this particular topic, I haven’t experienced it firsthand! That’s why I asked natural childbirth educator Jenny Yarbrough to share her thoughts on natural childbirth.
When people ask me about my birth experiences and I tell them I had natural births with all three of my children, there are typically two responses: