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I had a C-Section – So What?

Welcome to the June 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Embracing Your Birth Experience This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about at least one part of their birth experienc…

A Birth Story – The Post In Which I Finally Let Go

Welcome to the First Carnival of Birth Reflections This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Birth Reflections hosted by Patti at Jazzy Mama and Zoie at TouchstoneZ. Participants are writing posts that reflect on how birth has transformed them into who they are today. Please read to th…

Your Birth Plan

After learning that I was pregnant and immediately selecting the most amazing doula in the world, my husband and I started discussing how we wanted our child’s birth experience and OUR labor and birth experience to be. (I say OUR because my husband was going to be in this with me every step o…

An Open Letter to MTV Regarding 16 and Pregnant

…all your disgusting music videos. Now, all of my above concerns are serious and I implore you to aid these girls in becoming informed about pregnancy, the birth process, and nourishing this new life. Give them a chance to take control of their birth experience. Empower them to have the most beautifu…

Looking for the Straight Scoop on Birth Control Options?

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…k out there….a book that was straight forward, concise, easy to understand, and not over-the-top preachy. Hmmmm…. Wait! There is! Birth Control Unlocked by Stefani Ruper really is a great starting point when trying to decide which method of pregnancy prevention is the best and most healthful for you…

The Essential Parenting Collection Is Here!!!! Only $1.42 per eProduct!

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Welcome to the Essential Parenting Collection, the biggest online collection of Mindful Parenting products! This digital bundle offers a wide array of eProducts, including eBooks, audiobooks, eCourses, workbooks, audio, coloring pages. Myself, along with two other incredible mamas, have worked hard over the past 6 months to bring this Collection to fruition. I am soooooo … Keep Reading! You Know You Want To!

What A Pregnant Woman Really Needs

…sions at the end of this post. Enjoy! *** I have only been pregnant once. And honestly, once was plenty. My pregnancy was a little rough. I had a couple of quirky medical issues. I also had a super stressful job which required extensive travel. Airplane travel, rental cars, and hotel rooms were th…

Birth Plans – The Cesarean Version

One of my first posts was all about my ideal birth plan. You can read it HERE. Unfortunately, my beautiful, peaceful, natural birth all went to heck when Tiny got stuck in a foot breach position and had to come out via cesarean. Although I discussed cesareans in my birth plan, I never saw it as a r…

Health Benefits of Coconut During Pregnancy

Coconut Oil and Pregnancy: HybridRastaMama

…te as a launching off point to do your own research. My advice, experience, and suggestions are not to be considered medical advice. Health Benefits of Coconut During Pregnancy 1. As nature’s “sports drink,” it keeps the body well hydrated. In fact, coconut water not only replaces fluids and m…

Essential Oil Safety In Pregnancy

Essential Oil Safety During Pregnancy: HybridRastaMama.com

…essential oils with pregnant women under the guidance of an aromatherapist and/or medical professional knowledgeable about essential oils and pregnancy. Aromatics International states that “all essential oils should be used very respectfully during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Special conside…

Natural Pregnancy Tips

Being pregnant is such a beautiful time and season in a woman’s life. Regardless of the symptoms and how you feel, there is nothing like knowing you are nurturing and growing a child within you. Not only are you taking care of yourself, you are now taking care of another human being inside of…

Toxic Breastmilk?

Toxic Breastmilk: HybridRastaMama.com

…ing. The best thing a woman can do to protect her breastfed baby from these and other toxic substances is to embark upon a cleanse before getting pregnant. Discussing options with your doctor and getting your system as pristine as possible before pregnancy and breastfeeding is an important thing to…

Top Ten Ways To Have A Harmonious Home (Using a Natural Parenting Approach)

Top 10 Ways to Have a Harmonious Home: HybridRastaMama.com

…g approaches work for Kristin at Intrepid Murmurings to help avoid conflict and maintain sanity in a family with three young children. Top 10 reasons to choose midwifery care — Lauren at Hobo Mama lists the features that drew her to midwives’ care for pregnancy and birth. 10 Ways to Cloth Diap…

Foods For Depression? Eat Well, Eat Wild

Today I am very excited to share a guest post from Amanda Rose of Traditional Foods. Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide by Amanda Rose, Ph.D. and Annell Mavrantonis, M.D. is probably one of the most important book on depression in pregnancy and postpartum, although I feel that the content can be applied on a … Keep Reading! You Know You Want To!

333 Uses For Coconut Oil

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…can be applied directly to bed sores to reduce inflammation, speed healing, and prevent infection. Birth Marks – can be used after a laser removal treatment to aid in healing. Can also be applied after an apple cider vinegar treatment to help support and aid the fading process. Breastfeeding Bite &#…


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