Vegan, Pregnant and Craving Cheese: How To Fight the Urges
Jun21

Vegan, Pregnant and Craving Cheese: How To Fight the Urges

Remember that this will pass. It might be nine months of joy or nine months of hell, but either way it’s going to pass. And if your cravings for meat and dairy pull you like a freight train, just think of it as training for parenting.

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Why Exercise is Important After You Have a Baby
Aug27

Why Exercise is Important After You Have a Baby

Post-natal exercise offers a whole range of benefits for new moms. However, it’s important to remember that you should always consult with your doctor before starting up an exercise program.

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Vegan Pregnancy – My Own True Story
Aug27

Vegan Pregnancy – My Own True Story

Re-reading the `Pregnancy, Children, and a Vegan Diet’ assured me that if I ate a wide variety of foods from the vegetable kingdom, plus some vegan supplements I will have a perfectly healthy and normal pregnancy.

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The Fine Art of Making Fruit Smoothies
Aug27

The Fine Art of Making Fruit Smoothies

Whether you’re vegan or not, there’s one thing no pregnancy should be without: fruit smoothies. High in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they are an integral part to a healthy pregnancy.

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The Benefits Of Hiring A Doula For Your Birth
Aug27

The Benefits Of Hiring A Doula For Your Birth

Doula (pronounced doola) is a term which is used to describe a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and immediately after child birth.

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Super Foods for Pregnancy and Lactation
Aug27

Super Foods for Pregnancy and Lactation

What you eat makes a big difference in how you feel physically and emotionally while pregnant or breastfeeding Your diet also directly affects the health of your baby. Vegan women must take extra care to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need in order for mother and baby to thrive.

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Recognizing Changes and Nurturing your Skin during Pregnancy
Aug27

Recognizing Changes and Nurturing your Skin during Pregnancy

For the most part, pregnancy skin needs to be nurtured, hydrated, and protected. Basic, natural skin care is not difficult. Use as few products as possible, and remember that your skin requires very little handling.

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Reclaiming Childbirth
Aug27

Reclaiming Childbirth

Finally experiencing birth as a family-centered event, and my husband was involved in a way that may not have been possible with a repeat C-section. It was, just as strongly, part of a social story – proof that birth is a natural process, ready to be reclaimed.

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Pregnancy-safe and Vegan-friendly Hair Product Recipes
Aug27

Pregnancy-safe and Vegan-friendly Hair Product Recipes

Today, all women can feel enchanted by the gifts of nature’s balance. With colors and gentle cleansers created in organic botanicals, she can make and use safe, natural resource dyes, shampoos and conditioners while pregnant and lactating with low or no chemical risk.

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Pregnancy-safe and Vegan-friendly Hair Products
Aug27

Pregnancy-safe and Vegan-friendly Hair Products

Today, all women can feel enchanted by the gifts of nature’s balance. With colors and gentle cleansers created in organic botanicals, she can make and use safe, natural resource dyes, shampoos and conditioners while pregnant and lactating with low or no chemical risk.

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Prenatal Testing: Making an Informed Choice
Aug26

Prenatal Testing: Making an Informed Choice

Prenatal tests, especially if administered routinely and frequently, serve to ‘medicalize’ a pregnancy. By transforming a healthy pregnancy into a medical experience, tests can cause unnecessary worry and stress.

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Prenatal Rhogam: Examining Reality
Aug26

Prenatal Rhogam: Examining Reality

Choosing to have or not to have prenatal Rhogam was not easy for me. Many women find themselves making the same difficult choice. Choosing a human blood product always requires careful weighing of the pros and cons.

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Pregnant Warrior
Aug26

Pregnant Warrior

Yoga teaches acceptance and awareness. You become more accepting of the many changes your body goes through during pregnancy and labor.

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Power Foods: Getting the best bang for your buck
Aug26

Power Foods: Getting the best bang for your buck

Power foods are the foods that cover you in multiple categories. Use them frequently, even daily, and you’ll find those hard to get vitamins are more than covered.

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One Doula’s Bag of Tricks
Aug26

One Doula’s Bag of Tricks

The most important things a doula brings to the birth are her undivided attention, emotional, physical and informational support and her total belief in the mother’s ability to give birth

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Not-So-Vegan Pregnancy Cravings
Aug26

Not-So-Vegan Pregnancy Cravings

Pregnant women typically have food cravings in the first trimester – pickles, ice cream, dirt. I’m vegan, though, so craving meat and cheese goes against my fundamental beliefs.

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My Healthy Vegan Pregnancy
Aug26

My Healthy Vegan Pregnancy

A healthy diet, free of animal products and other toxins, no doubt played a large part in my body’s ability to perform gracefully during pregnancy and birth.

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Daily Servings Guide
Aug25

Daily Servings Guide

Eat a varied diet full of fruits and vegetables and to be sure to add in some meat analogs, a reliable source of B12, some flax oil, and a healthy dose of sunshine.

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Hypnosis for Childbirth: What Is It and Does It Work?
Aug25

Hypnosis for Childbirth: What Is It and Does It Work?

Hypnosis for childbirth teaches a woman how to enter into self-hypnosis instantly, and create her own natural anesthesia whenever and wherever she needs it.

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Hypnobirthing
Aug25

Hypnobirthing

Hypno-birthing, also known as self-hypnosis or autosuggestion during childbirth, is the use of hypnosis to achieve maximum relaxation, comfort, and pain relief during childbirth.

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How to Make Your Own Vegan Beauty Products for Pregnancy
Aug25

How to Make Your Own Vegan Beauty Products for Pregnancy

Making your own beauty products not only saves you money and gives you control over what goes on your body, it’s also easy and fun!

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Hospital Births and Vegan Meals
Aug25

Hospital Births and Vegan Meals

I was very disappointed with the hospital’s ability to provide vegan meals for me. Here’s my advice for anyone having a hospital birth.

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Home-birth: Is It Right For You?
Aug25

Home-birth: Is It Right For You?

Birthing my daughter at home was the most amazing experience. When I reflect upon my birth experience I feel such satisfaction.

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Healing Herbs for the Postpartum Period
Aug25

Healing Herbs for the Postpartum Period

Herbal sitzbath mixtures for postpartum healing are easily prepared at home.

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Have Confidence in Your Wholesome Vegan Pregnancy
Aug25

Have Confidence in Your Wholesome Vegan Pregnancy

You’ll look back on this time with pride and the satisfaction of knowing that you gave your newborn the gift of a wholesome, cruelty-free entrance into the world.

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Getting Your Vitamins
Aug25

Getting Your Vitamins

This is your guide to getting the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals you need to have a healthy vegan pregnancy.

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Five Ways to Avoid a C-Section
Aug25

Five Ways to Avoid a C-Section

A recent study shows that women who opt for an elective cesarean have a threefold higher risk of mortality than those who choose vaginal delivery.

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Doulas: Women Serving Women
Aug25

Doulas: Women Serving Women

The word doula means woman serving woman. Labor doulas provide emotional and physical support for the birthing mother

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Dealing With Doctors During Your Vegan Pregnancy
Aug25

Dealing With Doctors During Your Vegan Pregnancy

“If you are dealing with an adversarial doctor, try to bring someone with you to your appointments that will help support you.”

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Courage and the Vegan Pregnacy
Aug25

Courage and the Vegan Pregnacy

By sharing my story, I hope to inspire your wisdom, courage, and hunger for reliable parenting resources.

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Coping with Common Pregnancy Discomforts
Aug25

Coping with Common Pregnancy Discomforts

From heartburn to morning sickness, pregnancy comes with many discomforts. Here are some tried and true methods for dealing with them.

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A Uniquely Positive Hospital Experience
Aug25

A Uniquely Positive Hospital Experience

Afraid to say the “V” word during my early prenatal visits, I wasn’t sure how I was going to go about getting vegan hospital food when my baby was born.

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10 Reasons to Quit Smoking in Pregnancy
Aug24

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking in Pregnancy

Quitting smoking makes sense at any time, but in pregnancy many mothers-to-be find they are especially motivated to quit. Here are the top 10 reasons to quit smoking in pregnancy.

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