A few months ago, I was still pregnant with child number four, and Organic Gender sent us their gender prediction kit for review. I blogged about it at the time, along with other gender prediction methods. You guys shared your trusty tells, and we all waited.
Dr. Robert Bradley has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology in the United States since 1947. During his early years as a doctor, men were kept out of labour and delivery rooms. Women were subjected to whatever procedures and positions the doctor found most convenient. To Bradley, fresh from watching his father’s farm animals give birth […]
Whatever reason you choose not to have an ultrasound, sometimes it’s fun to have some predictions anyway. Organic Gender sends you 2 little flower pots, one Girl and one Boy, with dirt discs and two packets of seeds. Follow the instructions to keep it watered. The strongest growth wins!
Pregnancy is supposed to be joyous, a time of celebration and new life. When it isn’t joyful—when it ends in miscarriage or stillbirth or other loss—people struggle with words, with telling the story, with sharing the grief. How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting is a brave and beautiful anthology that walks right into those […]
Pregnancy is an important time in a woman’s life and, in today’s world of information, there is an abundance of resources available to help her through that time. Most resources, however, focus upon the physical aspects of pregnancy—how her body is changing or how the baby is growing. Sacred Pregnancy: a Loving Guide and Journal […]
A common cold is never fun, but getting one while also being pregnant or trying to breastfeed is even worse. While a few natural cold remedies may help mom deal with the symptoms, the following information should help her understand concerns connected with over-the-counter cold medicines and expecting or nursing women. Concerns about Over-the-Counter Medicines […]
If your dog or cat is pregnant, you may be wondering what to expect, what you should be doing for her, and what to do during the birth. Here’s what you need to know.
The arrival of the common cold is annoying at the best of times. During pregnancy, it signals a time of suffering and misery, as every medicine box that promises relief from the symptoms of the cold also warns that it cannot be used by an expectant mom unless she consults her doctor. While it is […]
So, a baby is on the way? Whether it is your first, tenth, or any number in between, babies can be expensive. This is especially true when you have gotten rid of everything remotely baby in the name of “I am finished having kids!” to find out just a couple months later that you […]
With a little preparation and some small changes in your routine, you can keep your newborn baby safe and not give up your cat.
There is a time-tested tradition of making a tea out of organic cut Red Raspberry Leaves in order to strengthen the uterus, prevent morning sickness, and even enhance mood. During my own pregnancy, I typically drink a cup of a blend containing Red Raspberry Leaves nightly and often make a whole gallon of iced tea […]
When talking about aromatherapy and pregnancy, the focus is often on which essential oils are safe to use. What we often forget is that although pregnant women should avoid many essential oils, a few oils are very useful especially during the second and third trimesters. An Aromatherapy Blend to Prevent Stretch Marks The essential oils […]