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5 pregnancy article submissions by the Mothering community.

Interview with a Midwife: Diet, Supplements, and Pregnancy

  Have questions for a midwife?  Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink is  a Naturopathic Physician and Registered Midwife practicing at the Family Health Clinic in Langley, BC with a focus on pregnancy, infertility,  and women's and children's health, and a mom of three girls born at home.  She's teamed up with longtime Mothering sponsor Floradix Iron and Herbs to answer some of our questions about diet, supplements and iron in pregnancy.  Check back next week for the second part of our interview!       What are certain foods every pregnant mom should include in her diet to... read more

Breech Birth: Why Can't Women Have it Their Way?

                                      I am excited to share a piece today from a friend of mine, Lauren.  Lauren immediately caught my attention when I met her.  Easily one of the most passionate and knowledgeable breech experts out there, she is doing some amazing work on her website (www.MyBreechBaby.org) making information about breech birth options more available to women everywhere.     She echos many of my own feelings regarding how sad it is that physicians are not even well trained in breech delivery these days.  How tragic that a... read more

Gurmukh's Postpartum Wisdom

When I was pregnant with our daughter, I took prenatal yoga with the renowned Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. Gurmukh's wisdom encircled and empowered me through my pregnancy, and nourished me through the tender postpartum period -- inviting us to engage an ancient wisdom prescription: cocoon at home for forty days.   We closed each class by singing a Kundalini farewell blessing (originally lyrics from an Incredible String Band song):   May the longtime sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on.   Isn’t this... read more

Chinese Gender Prediction for Baby: How accurate is it?

                         Thousands of years ago the Chinese developed a calendar to predict a baby's sex. It was supposedly discovered buried in a royal tomb about 700 years ago and is said to be over 90% accurate when used correctly.    Of course, this is really just for fun--but we would love to hear from you (and we are sure many pregnant mamas would as well) whether the chart is accurate for your past births. Please check the chart and tell us about the prediction(s) in the comments below!    How Do I Predict My Baby's Gender Using This Chart?... read more

Pregnancy Snacks

By Cathe Olson     My rule for pregnant women is that each meal or snack have protein, fat, and complex carbs. This should help your blood sugar to stay constant, slow down the digestion of the foods, and give you energy. Here's a list of snack ideas I have compiled: -Whole grain toast with tahini or cream cheese and banana slices -Toasted English muffins with cottage cheese and fresh fruit slices -Whole grain bagel with almond butter, mashed avocado, or cream cheese -Crackers with nut/seed butter or cheese -Hard-boiled egg with crackers or... read more

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