I’ll start with giving you the 2 ways to know your vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) choice is not supported by your chosen “care” provider.
Take a deep breath….
Your VBAC choice is not really being supported if your doctor or midwife recommends:
(1) An induction, and/or
(2) An epidural.
You see these are two of the worst things a woman choosing to birth vaginally after one or more cesarean surgeries can allow to happen.
ALL inductions create hyper-stimulation of the uterus. ALL. OF. THEM. Yes, even the “natural” induction methods. …
Today, I am grateful for YOU and the blessing you are in my life.
Gratitude and appreciation are important to attracting whatever it is you desire in your life. Without thankfulness, and showing appreciation for what you have already attracted, you will begin to appear to others as someone who is ungrateful and doesn’t appreciate anything at all.
The more time you take to count your blessings, and show gratitude and appreciation for where those blessings came from, the more blessings you will attract.
Yes! This does indeed mean that counting your blessings results in discovering even more blessings to count! …
Before we can talk about prenatal supplementation, you must first understand what it means to supplement. By definition, the word “supplement” means:
“something that completes or enhances something else when added to it. To add an extra element or amount to.”
NO ONE should be looking at supplementing UNTIL they have first address nutritional issues. If you are not eating a truly balanced diet then you must start there.
We live in a time where there is a lot of confusion when it comes to nutrition. …
We all know that water composes roughly 60% of the human body. The brain and heart are over 70% water. Even your bones are over 30% water! Water is also used in the digestion of food and in numerous chemical reactions that take place in your body. Under normal circumstances, you can only last a few days without water.
Considering how much of your body is made up of water, it only makes sense that not getting enough water can be a real problem!
As humans, we tend to complicate everything we touch. It turns out that many positive habits are actually quite simple. They also produce dramatic results when you consistently do them over time and use them to reinforce each other.
I don’t know about you but over the past 6+ months I’ve found it challenging to keep myself positive. There’s far too much conflicting information keeping us all on edge. How about we take things off social media for a bit and focus in on what we know works well?
Let’s focus on small changes you can integrate into your daily routine. Start with this checklist for what to eat, how to work out, and a few other easy…
We all love sugar. YES! Even you love sugar. You know that there are many very good reasons for giving up sugar. Those reasons include losing weight and lowering your risk for diabetes and certain cancers and still you insist on having “just a little.”
On the other hand, going sugar-free can be tough when you realize how many products contain sugar. You may also be troubled by withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches and mood swings, if you try to quit cold turkey. YES, I do indeed understand and admit to being in the same boat.
Fortunately, you can eat healthier while continuing to indulge your sweet tooth. …
The biggest problem with one-size-fits-all nutritional plans is that they fail to teach you the importance of the four macro-nutrients. Macro-nutrients, eaten in the right ratio, are required for health. The 4 macro-nutrients are:
When you’re missing any of these, your nutrition is unbalanced. I’m going to give a brief overview of each of the macro-nutrients. There is a lot of information I will be leaving out because I am writing an article not a book.
Let’s begin with water. Water is where many other nutrients are supposed to be found. The hydrogen and oxygen atoms found in water are not supposed to be found alone. Pure 100% water does not exist naturally on our planet. There is no place that is just water, there are always minerals and other substances contained, naturally, in naturally flowing water. …
It’s about more than food
Nutrition during pregnancy is only part of the bigger picture, which is why we can’t just focus on the Brewer Diet. Proper hydration, restful sleep, and positive attitude also play a role in a strong and healthy pregnancy. In the paragraphs to follow, I’ll explain what proper hydration looks like, how balanced nutrition and proper hydration lead to restful sleep as well as the importance of having a positive attitude.
Proper hydration isn’t just about drinking more water. If you don’t do it right, that water will just go through the body without being properly used. You see water purification methods all remove important minerals from the water. These minerals provide the body with vital nutrients required for optimal health. …
Have you considered how many chemicals are around you every day? They’re in your food, water, personal care items, closets, and other things. It’s easy to forget that many products are made with chemicals that can be harmful to your health.
How exactly can these chemicals harm you?
Many health experts assert that these chemicals may be responsible for many of the ailments that are so prevalent today, such as autoimmune diseases, respiratory issues, ADHD, autism, cancer, and many more. …
We all know that well-balanced nutrition at all stages of life is important. This is especially true in pregnancy because your nutrition is what is used for the normal development, growth, and functioning of the baby. We also know that poor nutrition in pregnancy can result in a premature and/or low birth weight baby who has an increased risk of mental and physical problems. Normal reproduction also depends upon well-balanced nutrition. A daily intake of foods high in vital nutrients plays a role in the mother’s energy and health. …