Pregnancy

How to Use a Birthing Ball: Naturally Induce Labor

If you are wanting to achieve a natural pregnancy and labor, you are going to want to learn how to use a birthing ball. These really are an amazing tool for you to take advantage of throughout pregnancy and as you get closer to delivery. The closer you are to 40...

Natural Pregnancy Constipation Remedies: 9 Fool-Proof Tips

Pregnancy constipation is definitely an unwanted "side-effect" of carrying our little ones for nine months. It can get really bad and cause some serious discomfort if you aren't careful. If you are struggling with constipation in pregnancy, try these natural pregnancy...

My Top 12 Essentials for a Natural Healthy Pregnancy

My second pregnancy was SO much better than my first...let me tell you. After surviving through my first pregnancy, I finally did some research, invested in the right tools, and found out the essentials I needed for a natural, healthy pregnancy and birth. If you are...

The Stages of Pregnancy: Solidarity + Humor

It can be hard to navigate the stages of pregnancy. Each trimester brings many new thoughts, feelings, concerns, joy, and weirdness we've never experienced before.  Many women ask, "what are the stages of pregnancy?" So, here is your road map. And, a solidarity train...

10 Secrets to Preparing for a Natural Birth

After lots of research, reading natural birth stories, and coming to understand the birth process more, I have put these top tips together. Here are 10 secrets I want to share with all the mamas out there preparing for a natural birth themselves.

How to Find the Best Diaper for Baby

Ever wonder how to find the best diaper for baby? I know I did when I found out I was pregnant with my first! Searching high and low for reviews, I found lots of info but moms were on every side of the spectrum. This mama thought this was the best diaper for baby,...

Doula for Birth: Why You NEED One

Maybe you have never considered having a doula for birth before. I know I hadn't until my first labor and delivery went nothing as I had planned. I went into my first labor knowing it would be difficult but still hoping I could enjoy the memory of bringing my baby...

Avila: My Natural Birth Story

Mamas, Avila is my second baby and I want to start this post off by saying natural birth is possible! This is my natural birth story. My first labor was a 41 week, 25-hour induction with Pitocin, epidural- the whole shebang. Everything that I did differently with this...

Preparing for Labor: Mentally and Physically

Congrats on the baby, mama! Being a mom is literally the best thing ever. Along with the stroller, car seat, crib, and adorable baby clothes comes the also necessary reality of preparing for labor-mentally and physically. While everyone knows they will...

Easy DIY Postpartum Padsicles

One of the things I do during the last few weeks before my due date is make these super easy DIY postpartum padsicles (frozen pads). I tried them in the hospital first and after the nurse brought me my first one, I was IN. LOVE. Every woman's postpartum period is such...

Ultimate To-do List Before Baby Comes: 3rd Trimester

Once you bring your newborn home, your weekly to-do lists are no longer able to rule your life. There is nothing like coming home and already feeling behind! I take care of these things before baby comes, in order for me to not be stressed when I come home from the...

What’s in my Hospital Bag- Second Time Around

Towards the end of pregnancy, I always get excited when its time to pack the hospital bag. It's like packing your suitcase when you're going on vacation- it means you're so close! I am almost 36 weeks pregnant this week and realized its a good time to pack. I...

Elijah – A Birth Story

Awaiting the arrival of Elijah seemed to consume all my thoughts during the last three months of pregnancy. As all us moms know, we never forget our precious delivery day when we meet our little ones for the first time. This is Elijah's birth story. First off, my...

Our CRAZY Tannerite Gender Reveal

I know gender reveals are a newer idea...our parents were lucky to know if it was a boy or girl before delivery! When my husband and I were pregnant with our first we wanted to do some kind of gender reveal for our families. To us, it seemed like a good excuse to...

Healthy Pregnancy Breakfast Smoothie

This healthy pregnancy breakfast smoothie is loaded with protein, healthy fats, healing supplements and more! It's an amazing addition to your morning routine even after you've had your baby. *This post contains affiliate links, see my disclosure for more info*...

10 Must-have Items for Breastfeeding

As the birth of my first baby approached, I remember one of the thoughts that occupied my head the most was not what labor would be like or when I was going to find time to sleep. No, I was more concerned about breastfeeding. So, after trial and error, these became my...

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