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Paraben Free Beauty and Bath Products

Paraben FreeMost natural mamas and mamas-to-be already keep a close eye on what foods and drinks they’re consuming. You know the drill; the one that includes scanning ingredient lists and staying clear of the inner aisles of the supermarket. But have you thought about the products you put on your body, not just in it?

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4 Important Questions to Ask During a Hospital Tour

Hospital TourIf you’ve decided to give birth in a hospital, then you should tour the hospital as soon as possible. If this is your first time visiting a hospital labor and delivery ward, trust your instincts and choose a birthing place you feel matches your personality and will honor your preferences. Your tour should include Intake, Labor and Delivery, Recovery and Maternity. During the tour, ask these four key questions to determine if the hospital is right for you.

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What is HypnoBirthing?

HypnoBirthing® is the childbirth education course created by Marie “Mickey” Mongan, a certified hypnotherapist with a Masters in Education, which uses self-hypnosis to release fear associated with birth in both the mom and her birth partner. It uses guided imagery and education on the physiological process of birth to demystify childbirth and encourage an expectant mother to embrace the natural birthing process. Mickey explains that modern

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Water Birth Videos

Last September, I labored for over a day and a half at home, in the hopes of having a peaceful water birth surrounded by my family and birthing team.  Unfortunately, I had to be transferred to the hospital but wonderful home water births happen all the time.  Please take a moment and watch these two home water birth videos as inspiration for your own empowering birth experience. Add a comment

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5 Ways to Combat Morning Sickness Naturally

Morning SicknessAs you may have discovered by now, morning sickness is quite a misnomer; “morning” sickness can strike during your commute, while you’re at work, or while you’re getting ready for bed. Fortunately, many natural remedies exist to help you tame this experience. Natural remedies are often more effective than their synthetic counterparts and have few, if any side effects. Here are the top five ways you can combat morning sickness naturally.

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