Pregnancy Health

Pregnancy Health

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Ten Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Learn how immersing your pregnancy in deep gratitude, nourishing foods, joyful movement & taking charge of your choices can lead you to a healthy pregnancy.

What I Wish All Women Knew About Having a Healthy Pregnancy
Pregnancy is one of the most important opportunities you will have to impact the health of your child. Here are my top 10 tips for a healthy pregnancy…

Pregnancy Nutrition

What to Eat During Pregnancy
Wondering what to eat during pregnancy? The best prenatal care you can give yourself and your baby is to eat a whole food pregnancy diet.

The Best Nutritional Supplements for Pregnancy – Should You Continue Nutritional Supplements During Pregnancy?

You want the healthiest pregnancy possible, but does that mean you should continue to take your nutritional supplements during pregnancy? This guide will help you to know which supplements are suggested to continue through pregnancy and which to discontinue.

Folic Acid Vital For Preconception & Pregnancy
Folic acid supplementation for preconception and pregnancy can help support proper development of a baby’s spinal column in the first weeks of pregnancy.

Why Vitamin D is Important for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Vitamin D helps to ensure a baby is healthy by helping to prevent pregnancy complications and aiding development of baby from conception through breastfeeding.

Cod Liver Oil Essential for Healthy Fertility and Pregnancy
Studies have shown that omega-3 essential fatty acids, found in Cod Liver Oil not only support healthy fertility, but proper formation of your baby’s nervous system, brain, eyes and heart.

Spirulina: Nutritional Fertility and Pregnancy Support
Spirulina is an excellent way to support healthy fertility and pregnancy through its superior nutritional content.

Coconut Oil Necessary for Building Hormones and a Healthy Baby!
Fat intake is vital to healthy fertility. Instead of worrying about how much fat we eat, we need to be concerned with the types of fats we eat. Coconut oil has been shown to be one of the most beneficial good fats to include in your diet.

Why Iodine is Essential to Preconception and Pregnancy Health
The importance of iodine in preconception and pregnancy health. Dietary sources of iodine help to ensure healthy fertility, conception, pregnancy and beyond.

Pregnancy Smoothies 101
During pregnancy your nutritional requirements increase… Pregnancy smoothies are an easy and tasty way to get many nutrients and foods into your body, daily.

Is Vitamin A Dangerous for My Pregnancy and Baby?
Should you take vitamin A in pregnancy? Can it harm your baby? Find out why Vitamin A is such a controversial supplement for pregnancy.

The Pregnancy Wellness Kit
The Pregnancy Wellness Kit is designed to help you and your growing baby get the necessary nutrients during your pregnancy and beyond.

Herbs & Pregnancy

Nutritive Herbal Teas For Preconception Through Pregnancy
Did you know that there are herbs that are safe and supportive for a developing baby and mother? Herbal teas are one of the best ways to help women prepare the body for pregnancy. Get herbal recipes and formulas that are safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding here.

Herbs and Pregnancy Q&A: The Safe Way to Discontinue Herbs in Pregnancy
What should you do if have been taking herbs and find out you are pregnant? Can herbs cause miscarriage or harm your baby?

Are Preconception Herbs Safe During Pregnancy?
Learn about our most popular herbs for preconception support and their pregnancy cautions, as well as the safest herbs for pregnancy.

Green Tea – Do I Really Have to Avoid it in Pregnancy?
Weighing the benefits vs. the risks of consuming green tea in pregnancy. Can drinking green tea in pregnancy put my baby at risk?

Video: Are Essential Oils Safe During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy and lactation are critical times in the development of a baby. Learn proper use of essential oils in pregnancy.

Trimester Specific

First Trimester

Implantation Support for Early Pregnancy
Implantation in early pregnancy can be supported through the use of uterine calming herbs. Learn the best ways to support implantation with herbs, foods and more…

10 Common Pregnancy Symptoms in the First Trimester
The first trimester brings with it a lot of change. As your body adapts to pregnancy, you may notice a number of possible symptoms.

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy – 5 Ways to Ensure a Healthy First Trimester
The first trimester of pregnancy is filled with so much emotion and body changes that it can be tricky to navigate. Here are five easy ways to ensure a healthy first trimester…

Natural Progesterone Cream Use in Pregnancy
The most important questions and answers to properly continuing natural progesterone cream in pregnancy.

7 Natural Ways to Keep Morning Sickness at Bay
7 Natural remedies for combating nausea and easing morning sickness, so you can enjoy this pregnancy.

Spotting in Early Pregnancy – Does It Mean Miscarriage?
Learn the reasons why women may experience spotting in the early weeks of pregnancy other than a miscarriage.

9 Tips on Ways to Keep Calm & Hopeful in the First Trimester of Pregnancy

The first trimester of pregnancy is a time of mixed emotions, from excitement to worry. Learn 9 tips to keep yourself calm and hopeful through it all.

Second Trimester

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy – 5 Ways to Ensure a Healthy 2nd Trimester
The 2nd trimester of pregnancy is a time of relief, increased energy levels and rapid growth of your baby. Here are five important ways to ensure a healthy 2nd trimester.

Third Trimester

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy – 5 Ways to Ensure a Healthy 3rd Trimester
How to have a healthy pregnancy. The home-stretch in preparation for childbirth and postpartum. Top 5 Tips for a Healthy 3rd Trimester.

Mind, Body & Spirit

The Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
Interview with prenatal yoga instructor Shana Celnicker-Chong on the benefits of prenatal yoga. How prenatal yoga helps to create healthy pregnancies and mothers.

How Using Affirmations in Pregnancy Can Keep You Calm and Centered
Pregnancy affirmations can help to lessen the fears and anxiety that may arise in pregnancy by shifting negative thoughts to positive ones.

Coconut Oil – The Healthy Body Care Alternative for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Coconut oil is a healthy alternative to mainstream body care products shown to contain harmful toxins that should be avoided in pregnancy through breastfeeding.

The Father’s Role

Interview – A Naturopath’s Perspective on a Father’s Role in Pregnancy & Childbirth
Dr. Daniel Caputo, ND shares the best ways for fathers to support their own health and that of their partner’s through pregnancy and childbirth.

Breastfeeding Health

Is it Safe to Breastfeed and Take Herbs for Fertility?
Is it safe to breastfeed while I take herbs for fertility? Some fertility herbs are safe for use when breastfeeding, but how do you know which ones? Are you a breastfeeding mother who is interested in taking herbal remedies to boost fertility? How you can make smart choices when preparing to use herbs for fertility.

Questions and Answers About Breastfeeding, Cleansing and Fertility
A quick Q&A with master herbalist Hethir Rodriguez about the safety of cleansing while breastfeeding.

The Best Herbs to Help You Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding
Are you trying to get pregnant while still breastfeeding? Here are 7 herbs shown to be safe for breastfeeding to help you get pregnant.

Learn Important Tips for Trying to Conceive While Breastfeeding
From night weaning, to herbs and nutrition, learn important and practical information on how to be successful when trying to conceive while breastfeeding.

Pregnancy Prevention Postpartum

Making The Right Birth Control Choice After Giving Birth
Why avoiding hormonal birth control use after giving birth may help to preserve your fertility and make trying to conceive in the future easier.

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  1. Hello. may I drink milk in pregnancy if I had pcos?

    • Dear Sisi,

      You may if you wish to! We suggest limiting dairy consumption with PCOS as dairy is known to be congesting. Choose organic, full fat, grass-fed or Raw milk if you choose to consume it.