Pregnancy Wellness

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10 Pregnancy Books That Every Mama Needs

I believe that knowledge is power. Since college, I’ve always had my nose buried in a book so I can continue to enhance the lives of my pregnant and postpartum clients. I used to spend hours at night losing myself in a prenatal page-turner. After seeing the information that was out there, I knew I had to create a resource…

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How to Balance Hormones Before Pregnancy

When I took my first DUTCH test, I was completely overwhelmed. I kept thinking: What does this mean? How does that connect? Have I always had that? The truth is: It is overwhelming because it dives into so much more than your average labwork. But the good news is that as a functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner I know how to…

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What Foods Are Safe to Eat During Pregnancy

You are pregnant… congratulations! Now how do you even begin to go through the dos and don’ts of what’s safe to eat during pregnancy? When I hear pregnant mamas talk about what’s safe to eat during pregnancy, I know this overwhelming fear is following them in all that they do *even with movement*. Ladies, you’re in for a treat because…

What Your Mucus Plug Has To Do With Labor

As a Birth Doula, I love a well-timed call to let me know that my client has lost her mucus plug! Just, me? Okay moving on! This is one of the first signs of true labor and a great indication that the baby will be arriving soon. However, I use the term “soon” loosely as it can still be a…

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Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant

Getting pregnant and staying pregnant affects more women than you may think. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 6.1 million women in the United States have difficulty becoming pregnant or staying pregnant.   Because this is a topic that affects so many women, I invited Dr. Gleaton, a certified OBGYN and Medical Director of Natalist, to talk…

Prepare Your Body For Birth

I get a lot of questions about how to prepare your body for birth with my Push Prep Method. So…we’re going to break down what the Push Prep Method is, what it’s used for and when you should start incorporating it into your daily workout routine. What is the Push Prep Method? The Push Prep Method is designed to prepare…