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Benefits of an Organic Mattress

Benefits of an Organic Mattress
The average person spends 1/3 of their life sleeping. Assuming you live to 90, that means you spend 30 years asleep! While the benefits of sleep are well known, have you given any thought to how the materials in your bed can affect your health? Some moms often ask, “Do I need an organic mattress?” Organic […]

Safe Pain Relief Options for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

safe pain relief during pregnancy
Remember the first OB visit when you initially found out you were pregnant? You likely faced an information overload from your clinician that was impossible to retain. The doctor often rattles off a long list of medications to avoid now that you’re expecting, which may have resembled a frazzled waitress listing off 15 different salad dressings.

5 Ways For The Natural Minded Mom to Pamper Herself During Pregnancy

5 Ways For The Natural Minded Mom to Pamper Herself During Pregnancy
Nobody will argue that pregnancy is beautiful. After all, you’re growing another human inside of you! While some pregnant women have that amazing glow on the outside, they aren’t always feeling great on the inside. For starters, there is the morning sickness, heartburn, and stretch marks. Not to mention the need to pee every five minutes as your pregnancy […]

Vitamins & Supplements – What Does My Baby Really Need?

Vitamins & Supplements – What Does My Baby Really Need?
It’s no secret that proper nutrition, especially key vitamins and minerals, is crucial to anyone’s health. Your new baby has even more needs for all the elements that develop bone, brain, and organ health. By the time your baby is 6 months old, though, the pediatrician has likely suggested that you give your baby three supplements […]

Natural Remedies for Pregnancy Nausea

Natural Remedies for Pregnancy Nausea
Pregnancy-linked nausea is a fact of life for many, if not all, pregnant women.  While a lucky few evade this symptom, others are plagued by nausea well beyond their first trimester.  In some cases, nausea can be so severe that it leads to dehydration, fatigue, and other medical conditions, such as hyperemesis gravidarum, that require […]

10 Things Google Didn't Tell Me About Pregnancy

10 Things Google Didn't Tell Me About Pregnancy
The rule book doesn’t always have the answers when it comes to questions and concerns about your pregnancy. As you probably have heard countless times before, every (pregnant) woman undergoes her own unique experience. Some endure an unpleasant amount of morning sickness while others feel perfectly fine. Many have that much talked about beautiful glow, […]

10 things to get done before your baby arrives

10 things to get done before your baby arrives
No matter how easy and dreamy those Instagram mums make it look and regardless of how much you plan, motherhood is a hard venture, especially when you are going through it for the first time. When everything is new and the unexpected happens every day, getting ready for baby well before giving birth, will […]

Best Baby Registry Sites: Where to Register for Your Baby Gifts

Best Baby Registry Sites: Where to Register for Your Baby Gifts
Registering for baby items in anticipation of your little one’s arrival can be a daunting task. If you haven’t already, check out our post about commonly forgotten baby registry items.  For all of our pregnant mamas, we wanted to do a quick rundown of your options for registering for baby – and let you know […]

5 Convincing Reasons to Eat Your Placenta

5 Convincing Reasons to Eat Your Placenta
It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but eating your placenta isn’t nearly as scary as you think — and there are some very compelling reasons why you should consider doing so. Not only is placentophagy (the fancy name for eating your own placenta) an instinctive and natural part of giving birth for most […]

Coconut Oil Use in Pregnancy and Beyond

Coconut Oil Use in Pregnancy and Beyond
We are crazy about coconut oil and its many uses, from the kitchen pantry to your vanity as part of your beauty regimen. In fact, we love it so much that we featured it in our Ecocentric Mom August 2016 Pregnancy Box. Coconut oil is especially beneficial in pregnancy, serving many purposes to help boost […]

10 Best Gift Ideas for Your Pregnant Friend

10 Best Gift Ideas for Your Pregnant Friend
There are few things in life better than watching your best girlfriend become a mom. Whether you have kids, yourself, and are serving as her guide or are as scared and clueless as she is, it’s fun to make her feel special. Pregnancy is often filled with uncomfortable physical changes and hormonal roller coasters, making […]

Essential Oils During Pregnancy

Essential Oils During Pregnancy
So, you’ve made the leap from mass-market products to natural, nontoxic and are feeling pretty good about eliminating toxins from your daily routine. Now, you’re pregnant. Yay! You’ve already rid your routine of nasty chemicals and potentially harmful ingredients for your new baby, right? Well, the answer is…kind of. As you may have discovered, essential oils […]