Hitting Your Stride: Month Four of Pregnancy

Welcome to the month of relief! If you’ve been suffering from an unhappy stomach, you may begin to feel better any day now. If you’ve been feeling emotional, you may become more grounded. Energy increases, along with an eagerness to be around people, and maybe a strengthened desire for lovemaking.* If you’re of the natural mothering bent, it’s encouraging to spend time with other naturally-minded

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Learning, Planning, and Saving: Month Five of Pregnancy

Are you feeling a little better as you enter the fifth month of your pregnancy? It’s time to do some planning and thinking ahead. The excitement of this month builds as your care provider schedules the fetal anomaly ultrasound.  While this appointment checks for proper development of your baby’s body, you may also choose to learn the gender of your child as this visit. This

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Finding the Sweet Spot: Month Six of Pregnancy

You may be growing larger by the day, but it’s still vitally important to exercise and keep moving. Not only does this help prepare you for labor and motherhood, but it provides a time to de-stress and enjoy some nature.* If you exercised a lot before pregnancy, you may feel a need to cut back a little, and that’s OK. My midwife recommended 30 minutes

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Nesting Into the Heart of Pregnancy with Scrapbooking

A friend of mine created this beautiful one-of-a-kind quilted binder cover many years ago, and it was so pretty I didn’t know what to do with it! She knew I loved warm, bright colors and designed it just for my personality. It sat in my closet waiting for a special occasion. The time finally came when I became pregnant with my little miracle baby. My

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Uncertainty, Surprise, and Anticipation: Pregnancy Month 1

  Image by Classic Kids Photography Did you know that the first two weeks of pregnancy, by U.S. standards, are not really “pregnancy” at all, but the week leading up to ovulation and fertilization? Yes, by the time most moms-to-be learn they are expecting (around the days of the first missed period), they are considered one month into the game. Some women, especially

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Your Well Being Depends On This One Simple Thing

If you’re reading this, you’re at least a small part of the disconnect we, as mothers and fathers, have with nature. Many of us are first-generation digital natives, having been brought up with technology as part of our daily lives. We have begun to lose touch with ourselves, as Dr. Carl Gustav Jung implicated many years ago, even before the internet and smart phones were even

Your Well Being Depends On This One Simple Thing 2017-11-10T04:07:10+00:00