Nutrition

Improve pregnancy nutrition by freezing meals

Some days you just do not have the time or energy to cook. So your options are limited to a peanut butter sandwich or your local drive through right? Wrong! With a little advanced planning you can have a homemade meal anytime.

Preparation Exercises

Childbirth Meditation | Feel

This post is one in a series of childbirth meditations. This post focuses on the word feel, and the things you feel during pregnancy and childbirth. Meditations for “Feel” Stop for a moment and consider yourself. What does it feel like to

Prenatal Testing

Ultrasound

The ultrasound exam is a non-invasive procedure in which high-frequency sound waves are directed into your uterus and are reflected back to the receiver. It is commonly used to: confirm pregnancy detect ectopic pregnancy determine the number of babies you are carrying

Prenatal Testing

Multiple Marker

Other names for the multiple marker tests: Triple Marker; Triple Screen; Double Screen; Quadruple Screen, Maternal Serum AFP Screen The Multiple Marker Screening checks for two to four of the following: AFP, HCG, Estriol (E3) and Dimeric inhibin A. Estriol is a

Healthy Pregnancy, Prenatal Testing

Alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) Screen

The Alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) Screen is a blood test to screen for neural tube and chromosomal abnormalities. It does have a high incidence of false positives and can have a false negative. AFP is produced by your baby’s liver and is present

Nutrition

Eating Fish in Pregnancy

Fish and shellfish are tasty additions to a healthy diet. They provide high quality protein, are low in saturated fats and provide the essential omega-3 fatty acids. Why you might want to eat fish Fish contain DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid known

Preparation Exercises

Childbirth Meditation | Enjoy

This post is one in a series of childbirth meditations. This post focuses on the word enjoy, and the ways you can enjoy pregnancy and childbirth. Meditations for “Enjoy” It’s not impossible to enjoy giving birth, even if you have pain. Many

Physiologic Labor

Work with your body in childbirth

In 2000, I first built the Birthing Naturally website. I wanted to provide an internet source of natural childbirth information. I included a list of my birth philosophies on that website and every version since.  Here is the a statement from my