Restoring Inner Body Balance After Baby
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Restoring Inner Body Balance After Baby

It’s difficult to overstate how profoundly a woman’s body changes during pregnancy. While nature does a pretty good job of restoring your old self, there are still steps you should take to recover during the postpartum period. Prioritize weight management after delivery. Focus on gradual weight loss with a good nutrition plan. This is far…

Quick Tips to Reduce Pregnancy Leg Cramps!
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Quick Tips to Reduce Pregnancy Leg Cramps!

We have all suffered from it, the painful, stop everything, nothing else matters I’m having a LEG CRAMP, OWWWW!  The pain is excruciating, and it takes 110% of your focus in that moment, but it feels like forever.  Heck, I even have trouble breathing or catching my breath sometimes with the dreaded leg cramp!  And…

Are You Full Yet Mama? Morning Sickness and Food
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Are You Full Yet Mama? Morning Sickness and Food

  Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty, all rights reserved We are officially in the throes of the official hunger games for families and children….the Holiday Season!  I personally couldn’t believe how much I could stuff my belly this past Thanksgiving, and remembered the time when I was in the middle of my first Trimester, preggo,…

5 Tips if You Are Struggling to Breastfeed
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5 Tips if You Are Struggling to Breastfeed

The month of August is an exciting time for breastfeeding awareness. World Breastfeeding Week starts the month with empowering stories and images of moms and babies breastfeeding everywhere imaginable. Friends and family that normally don’t discuss breastfeeding share facts and info. There are giveaways and specials from companies showing support. You can even set a…

Going Green During Pregnancy: Why I Chose Organic Foods
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Going Green During Pregnancy: Why I Chose Organic Foods

Going Green During Pregnancy: Why I Chose Organic Foods Susan McLean, Uncle Matt’s Organic Eating healthfully can sometimes feel like a chore during pregnancy, and even after you deliver your new baby. From first-trimester morning sickness to the wide pendulum of cravings (from pickles to peanuts!) that occur during the second trimester, it’s often a…

Thirsty? What Do You Reach For?
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Thirsty? What Do You Reach For?

When we think about healthy products for ourselves and our growing families, soda isn’t usually one that comes to mind.  So what did a group of passionate, health conscious, soda-loving people do about it?  Create an alternative! ZEVIA is the original, zero calorie, all natural soda safe for expectant mothers, children, diabetics and everyone in…

Do I Need Omega-3 Fish Oil, If It’s Already In My Prenatal Vitamin?
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Do I Need Omega-3 Fish Oil, If It’s Already In My Prenatal Vitamin?

Good fats, bad fats, less fat, more fat…nope, it’s not a Dr. Seuss rhyme! This is just some of the contradictory advice you may receive if you are planning to conceive, already pregnant, or post-partum. One fat garners a lot of attention—marine omega-3 from fish oil. Thousands of scientific studies have been published on the…

Food Tips for Pregnancy and Nursing Moms
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Food Tips for Pregnancy and Nursing Moms

Nutrition is one of our key initiatives at Pregnancy Awareness Month because it’s a crucial part of taking care of yourself and your growing baby. Eating well is also essential while nursing, especially if you have other small kids underfoot, look out! Kristen Bocanegra, the owner and chef of momme meals, was inspired to launch to…

A Refreshing Breakfast for the Pregnant & Nursing Champion!
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A Refreshing Breakfast for the Pregnant & Nursing Champion!

Image from Anni Daulter’s book: Ice Pop Joy Anna and I just adore author, Anni Daulter and all that she has done to support women in the kitchen!  As well as pregnancy!  She has a baby food cookbook, Organically Raised, that Anna used a lot with her 2nd child.  And need I remind that Anni…

Baby’s Nutritional Intelligence Begins in Utero
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Baby’s Nutritional Intelligence Begins in Utero

Baby’s Nutritional Intelligence Begins in Utero Written by Plum Organics® Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most amazing, joyous and overwhelming moments of your life. You know from this point on you are not only responsible for your own health but for the health of another human being.  These days, it…

2015 Pregnancy Awareness Month Recap
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2015 Pregnancy Awareness Month Recap

Another Pregnancy Awareness Month has officially come to a close. Excuse us while we wipe away a few tears. Sniff, sniff. We were honored to be able to share so many wonderful pieces of advice and tips from the amazing experts who contributed to each of our focus topics, Education, Nurture, Exercise and Nutrition. Hopefully…

Is Your Omega-3 Bank Account in the Red?
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Is Your Omega-3 Bank Account in the Red?

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! For the next 40 weeks, you can expect to hear countless contradictory pearls of wisdom—solicited and unsolicited—along with the occasional uninvited belly rub (unless you are in Pennsylvania). One of the long-standing commandments of pregnancy wisdom has been: Don’t eat fish while pregnant. Well, this is one piece of advice you can…

Eat Cleaner Through Pregnancy and Beyond for Heart’s Sake
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Eat Cleaner Through Pregnancy and Beyond for Heart’s Sake

It’s official. The line magically appeared, confirming your gravitas state. Welcome to the Club! Now, we’re off to the races. Something amazing is about to happen to you. You are going to start feeling and thinking about things that may have never crossed your mind, and the assessment of things will weigh a little more…

Organic is not the whole story: Nutrients for pregnancy and beyond
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Organic is not the whole story: Nutrients for pregnancy and beyond

Organic is not the whole story: Nutrients for pregnancy and beyond By Amy N. Marlow, MPH, RD, CDN, Happy Family Nutrition Advisor Pregnancy is a great time to choose organic foods, grown and produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, genetically modified organisms, and artificial hormones.  Developing babies are particularly vulnerable to the effects of…