Tag Archives: pregnancy

Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies: For Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

March 7, 2016

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Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies: For Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding by Demetria Clark — This comprehensive sourcebook explains how essential oils and herbal remedies can provide natural, alternative solutions to the myriad health care needs that arise during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Clark, an experienced aromatherapist and midwife, guides you through exploring the safe, gentle and […]

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Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another

January 31, 2016

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Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another by Tia Mowry —  To a generation of women, Mowry is the preteen in “Sister, Sister,” a Disney teen movie star, and is now an actress and reality TV star. In this book she holds our hand and walks us through another stage […]

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Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth — Fifth Edition

January 25, 2016

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Heart and Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth — Fifth Edition  by Elizabeth Davis — This fully revised update of the foundational text on birth assisting offers professional guidance for both aspiring and veteran midwives. The book extends well beyond natural child-birthing experts to include anyone seeking thorough and compassionate guidance on what […]

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The energetic language of conception

August 4, 2015

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The energetic language of conception by Dr. Christine Brass-Jones and Stasia Minkowsky —  Infertility has become a multi-million-dollar business, replete with invasive, uncomfortable tests and doctors who may lack sensitivity and compassion for their patients. Couples may find themselves locked into the Western ideology that infertility treatment is the only path to conception of a […]

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Nurturing starts in the womb

December 8, 2014

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Nurturing starts in the womb by Sherry Anshara —  What an opportunity parents have the minute they know they are pregnant. Thank goodness for pregnancy tests. With this timely knowledge, parents can connect to their baby or babies from the very moment the test registers positive. Do you know that the baby experiences everything the […]

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The symbols of childbirth

April 30, 2014

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Childbirth symbols

The symbols of childbirth by Marinah V. Farrell —  As women, birth is one of our blood mysteries — a spiritual event that causes immense change for the mother as well as for all who partake in her process of pregnancy, birth and parenting. In our culture, however, birth often is seen as a physical […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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The unique benefits of prenatal yoga

May 8, 2013

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by Karen L. Glick —  As the practice of yoga in the United States continues to grow in popularity, we learn more about its many benefits. Most of us begin our interest in yoga as a supplementary approach to physical fitness. However, as we continue to practice, we experience the mind-body-spirit connection so often referenced […]

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Detoxification for health

April 2, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Detoxification is the removal of waste matter from the body. Most of the waste matter is comprised of toxic chemicals and toxic metals, although other kinds of toxins are also eliminated. Detoxification is a critical bodily function that occurs 24 hours a day. You would soon die if anything went […]

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The psyche of infertility

September 7, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Most of us would agree that the mind and body work together. The emotional and psychological factors/forces involved in infertility can be dealt with by talking with a health care professional or by using the body to help heal the mind and emotions and aid fertility. A healthy, peaceful mind […]

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Es-“scent”-ials for pregnancy

August 13, 2012

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by Marci Cagen —  Aromatherapy is a safe, nurturing way to promote happiness and a sense of well-being, while also easing some of the discomforts of pregnancy. Although some precautions must be taken when choosing which scents to use, a number of essential oils are safe during pregnancy. Aromatherapy is a great way to bring […]

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Overcoming PCOS for fertility

August 11, 2012

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by MaryAnn Shostek —  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder in which patients experience few and, in extreme cases, no menstrual periods. This is due to the fact that the menstrual cycle is out of order and the patient is not ovulating. This often is accompanied by hormone irregularities, including increased androgen (testosterone) […]

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