If you want to read my blog post on which smoothie superfoods are safe and which ones to avoid while pregnant, click here.
Pregnancy is a great time to get into the habit of eating well and is a great time to think about packing your body and your baby full of great nutrients. Making smoothies and packing it pull of super foods is one great way to help ensure that you are getting the nutrients that you and your baby need. Pregnancy can also be a time of worrying, especially about whether or not you should be eating certain foods. Read on for some of the best super foods to put into smoothies while pregnant, what smoothie super foods research says you should avoid, and what super smoothie ingredients there isn’t enough information about yet to prove that it’s safe.
Raising children can be expensive. Sometimes it can feel like you don’t know where your money is going and you may feel like you have no control over your finances. Or, maybe you just want to do a budget check-in or try to save some money. If that sounds like you, download the Parent’s Budget Template. This four step template will guide you through tracking and managing your income and expenses and can empower you with your finances.
What is Acupressure?
According to WEbMD, acupressure has its roots in Chinese Medicine. Acupressure stems from the idea that there are twelve energy channels that run through your body, and that when these energy channels are blocked, illness occurs. Acupressure uses pressure points along these energy channels to help promote the flow of energy and promote balance in the body.
Acupressure works in labour by using this flow of energy. Amongst other things, acupressure in labour can induce labour, control pain, increase circulation, calm the mind, and increase contractions. Continue reading
“When do we start learning?” Annie Murphy Paul, a Science Reporter, asks us this question at the beginning of her Ted Talk. This is an important question because the answer, in her opinion, is that learning starts before most of us think. She says learning starts in the womb.
When it comes to pain in labour, it is important to know that pain and stress are related. Being stressed can increase pain, which increases stress, and the cycle continues. So what does this mean in labour? This means that keeping your stress level low is an important part of pain regulation.