Prepping Your Birth Canal & Probiotics In Pregnancy

Prepping Your Birth Canal & Probiotics In Pregnancy

You have the baby clothes washed and folded, the car seat ready to go, and the nursery set up… but have you prepped your birth canal?? (And I don’t mean kegels or a pre-birth bikini wax!)An important transfer takes place during a vaginal birth as healthy bacteria from the mother’s birth canal helps colonize the baby as it passes through.

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Charting Your Cycle: How to Tell When You're Most Fertile

Charting Your Cycle: How to Tell When You're Most Fertile

Ovulation is the most important part of woman’s cycle. It’s just as significant for those trying to achieve pregnancy as it is for those trying to avoid it.

It’s pretty obvious when your period arrives, but what about that mysterious ovulation? Is it a secret thing that happens inside your body that not even you are privy to? When I first discovered how to read my body’s signs and properly track ovulation, I was totally blown away. Really? How could I not have known all of these magical secrets? How come they are not more widely shared? Why doesn’t every woman know this and talk about this???

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I Heart Hemp Heart Pesto

I Heart Hemp Heart Pesto

I love using this to top spiralized zucchini pasta, with sautéed onion, mushrooms, and an extra sprinkle of hemp hearts. I also enjoy eating it with a spoon straight out of the bowl. It's that good. You might not think of pesto as a baby food, but this recipe is a nutrient dense way to introduce babies to leafy greens and add a more complex flavor to their foods. This pesto is also great to eat during pregnancy because the 3 cups of dark leafy’s that go into it are an excellent source of the important prenatal nutrient, folate. 

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