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This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, Ecocentric Mom may earn a commission.  Feeding Every Craving Before I had my daughter, I was under the impression that pregnancy cravings were just that – cravings. I’ve never been particularly “thin”, thanks to my genetics, body type, and growing up playing soccer, but I figured if I could beat PMS cravings, this whole pregnancy craving thing would be a walk in the park. Oh, self. Oh my sweet, sweet, naive self. My first pregnancy was filled with cinnamon rolls, chocolate milkshakes and banana splits. I didn’t gain much weight...

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One thing I love about being pregnant is being told I’m “glowing”. It’s great, because it either means:

a) I look awful, people feel sorry for me and are trying to make me feel better by giving me a compliment. My husband brings me tacos on particularly rough days.

b) I really am rocking it! Because I have a 2 year-old to chase around, this is rarely ever what people mean, but when it’s on, I know I look good! I hope you flaunt it when you’re feeling it too!

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Beauty Tips, Eco-Baby and Postpartum Resources, postpartum, pregnancy -

When I became pregnant with my first child, I remember becoming mildly obsessed with trying to anticipate all the changes that would be happening to my body. Everyone around me had advice or a sure-proof way to prevent stretch marks — body oil, lotions, and plenty of old wives’ tales. As an esthetician student at […]

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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.

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Eco-Baby and Postpartum Resources, Health & Wellness, natural labor, postpartum, pregnancy -

Childbirth is such an incredible experience, yet there is much controversy surrounding labor and delivery options for expecting moms. Should a pregnant woman choose an OB/GYN or a midwife? What about delivering at a hospital or even having a home birth? Although medicine saves many lives, many feel that medical interventions have become too mainstream, thereby […]

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