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Why Adding Probiotics To My Diet While Pregnant Is An Essential

Before I was pregnant I took my probiotics religiously, but once I found out I was expecting my first child I immediately stopped all supplements and spent countless hours researching what I could continue consuming and what I should avoid. I also brought an entire page worth’s list of herbs/supplements and vitamins that I was …

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Why I’m Planning On Consuming My Placenta For Post-Partum Recovery

There are usually two types of reactions when I say “placenta consumption”. Either, “Oh mah gahh I’m doing it too”, or.. “What are you, a cannibal?!”. Placentophagy, as it is formally called, is pretty popular in natural communities and slowly gaining mainstream traction in the U.S.   Since I’m sitting here 38 weeks pregnant and …

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Natural Remedies For Pregnancy Skincare Problems

More often than not, we hear that pregnant women get a “healthy glow” while expecting: that their hair grows faster stronger and looks shinier, or that their skin clears up and holds onto a dewy lustful appearance. BUT not all mamas are blessed with the beauty upsides of pregnancy. Even if your skin obtains a …

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Balanced Baby: How To Deal With Pregnancy Cravings

I remember the first two months of pregnancy, all I wanted was CARBS. And I don’t mean quinoa and sweet potato, I mean plain white bagels with cream cheese or a literal entire box of crackers. Yup, that was my diet the first two months of pregnancy. Was I afraid that I wasn’t getting enough …

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How To Deal With Changing Your Workout Routine While Pregnant and My Favorite Pre-Natal Workout!

Since I became pregnant my entire fitness routine went out the window. I used to do Barry’s 3x a week, 3 mile jogs daily, and weight lifting/HIIT exercises regularly. I’d sweat in hot yoga sessions and even do heated weightlifting boot camp classes. Needless to say, my workouts were intense! Once I became pregnant though, …

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Want To Have a Healthy Pregnancy? Eat These Foods.

When it comes to growing a baby, there are certain nutrients that your body needs in larger quantities. You may have heard that a prenatal vitamin will cover your bases, however this isn’t exactly the best advice. A diet of real food provides you with nutrients in their most bioavailable forms and alongside a host …

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Pregnancy Skincare 101: Ingredients to Avoid, and Ingredients to Use!

If you think you are just going to wake up pregnant with beautiful clear skin 24/7 and luscious thick hair, you’re in for a shock, lady. Although there will be periods where you feel like your skin is looking the best its ever had, there may still be periods when your skin goes awry due …

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Balanced Baby: The Ultimate Pregnancy Friendly Beauty Product List

This natural and ultimate pregnancy friendly beauty product list and guide is a wonderful resource for those who want to clean up their beauty products, women who are pregnant, and anyone who just wants to spruce up their beauty routine! Ever since I found out I was pregnant I started making major changes to my …

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Balanced Baby: The Ultimate Pregnancy Snacking and Shopping Guide

One of the most important things to do while pregnant is to ensure that you’re feeding yourself and baby the proper nutritional ingredients to support healthy development and growth. YET – it’s sooo much easier said than done! For starters, if you are experiencing morning sickness or food aversions during your first trimester, you may not …