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CORE CONNECTIONS | Phasing Through Life With Deanne Ziadie

Subscribe To My Podcast On iTunes! The time got away from Didi and I’s conversation today about how the cycles of the moon can relate to your cycle. Energies flow from all around us, we need to pay attention to which ones are telling us something. Because there is a power in finding your flow and […]

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Pregnancy Personal Trainer: A Maternal Health Helper

The American Fitness Professionals and Associates report that in today’s job market, the total amount of estimated jobs for personal trainers is 279,100, and over 100,000 are female mothers who could have used a pregnancy personal trainer. And it’s little wonder that these dedicated and highly trained professionals are in such high demand among those […]

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The Guide to Survive Motherhood: Newborn Edition

The Guide to Survive Motherhood: Newborn Edition I wanted to share with you a book that I am absolutely loving right now – The Guide to Survive Motherhood: Newborn Edition. This book is a fully interactive, go-to guide about your baby and your body after birth. I love this book because it offers lighthearted and actionable advice […]

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EXERCISE TIPS | Reach + Curls

At Knocked-Up Fitness, we are all about strengthening your deep core and keeping it STRONG! As moms, it is hard for us to fit exercise into our busy lifestyle. With these reach + curls, it allows you to get on the ground with your little one(s) and start firing that core while lengthening your fascia (learn […]

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Keira Knightley Gets Catty About Duchess Kate and Childbirth

Actress Keira Knightley is calling England’s most famous mama–Duchess Kate–saying that her representation of the childbirth process (and her immediate postpartum period) is unrealistic and not fair to women. Meow? The British gloves are off for Keira Knightley, who’s recently authored a piece for a book called Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies), as […]

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Postpartum Depression May Be Linked With Lack Of Natural Light In Late Pregnancy

New research suggests there is an association between the amount of natural daylight pregnant women are exposed to in late pregnancy and their predisposition to developing postpartum depression. The study was done by researchers from San Jose State University and found that women who were in the last stages of pregnancy during darker months of […]

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Video About The Pain Of Child Loss Goes Viral

A dramatic video about the pain of child loss has gone viral, as it sends a powerful message about a very different mothering. October is Pregnancy and Infant Awareness Loss Month. It was designated so by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1988, and through the years, the taboo and silence about the heartache of child loss […]

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Australia Rolls Out Preconception Planning Program To Screen For Genetic Disorders

Thousands of Australian couples be part of a free screening that will look at 500 different genetic disorders to prevent them from getting pregnant with babies who have the disorders. In a historic movement, researchers who are behind The Australian Reproductive Carrier Screening Project (ARCSP) are finalizing a list of severe and/or terminal genetic conditions […]

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Major Breast Milk Ingredient Circulates in Amniotic Fluid

Human milk is a wonder to behold, providing for an impressive array of benefits in breastfed babies and children through its thousands of components. Breast milk is so intricate that researchers are still discovering new secrets to this nutrition-optimizing, immune-boosting, and growth-promoting substance. But babies, it turns out, don’t need to be born to start […]

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Eating Fish When Pregnant Grows Better Baby Brains

Don’t pass on the fish this pregnancy! A new study shows that babies whose moms eat more fatty fish not only see better but have better brain function. The University of Turku in Finland found that the healthy fatty acids in oily fish — think salmon, tuna, catfish, mackerel, flounder, pollock, and other ocean dwellers […]

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Mom’s Viral Post About Failed Birth Plan Reveals Powerful Truth

One mama’s viral post about her failed birth plan is a powerful truth about the goal of the birth process, and how unique it is for every woman. Samantha Joy is a 33-year-old Identity Coach who lives with her partner Gabe in Denver, Colorado. The first-time mom recently blew the Internet up with a post […]

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How Becoming a Mother Changes Your Brain…Forever

We’ve all joked at one time or another about the Mommy Brain, that penchant toward forgetfulness and anxiety over our child’s well-being that begins during pregnancy, seems to peak in the early postpartum months, and yet is still present to some degree years into motherhood. As I inch ever nearer my over-the-hill birthday, with my […]

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How to Make a Postpartum Clothes Capsule Wardrobe | Mother Rising

You had a baby! Congratulations! Baby has the best clothes – beautiful ruffles, gingham, monograms… but you?  Your postpartum clothes may or may not consist of an ex-boyfriend’s oversized hoodie coated in dried breastmilk, spit up, and crusty food (if you are lucky enough to find time to feed yourself). The thing is, the path […]

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How to Make Coconut Oil in Smoothies Taste Good | Mother Rising

Coconut oil has many health benefits, especially for women in the childbearing year.  One of the most interesting benefits for new mothers is that coconut oil increases the antimicrobial properties of breastmilk, which is incredible.  Even more interesting, is that the body absorbs vitamins and minerals more efficiently when paired with healthy fats like coconut […]

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15 Signs That It’s Time to Fire Your OB, Now! | Mother Rising

OBs play very influential roles in women’s lives during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.  Having the right or wrong person at your birth can make or break your vagina.  Literally.  Unfortunately, sometimes the doctor or midwife a woman chooses in the first trimester turns out not to be such a great fit as pregnancy progresses.  But […]

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The Best Baby Sunscreen and Other Hot Tips | Mother Rising

Finding the best baby sunscreen is key to having a safe and fun experience in the sun with the very young.  Now that fall is here, I thought it would be helpful to look back and share with you my favorite baby sunscreens and other hot tips for staying cool in the summer heat.  As […]

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How To Help Young Children With Their First Filling | Mother Rising

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – your very young child needs their first filling.  Visiting the dentist is an unpleasant experience for even the most mature of people, but can be especially challenging for the very young child.  How can a parent help their young child with a first filling? What works and what doesn’t? […]

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How to Prevent Tearing During Birth, Revisited | Mother Rising

Tearing during birth is a common fear of expectant mothers, with good reason, as a local OB once told me that the average first time mother experiences a second degree tear.  It would seem that the use of perineal massage during pushing, the preferred method to prevent tearing during birth at the hospital, is not working. […]

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10 Boundaries for Doulas That Will Make Your Business Healthy | Mother Rising

Are you a seasoned doula suffering from burnout?  Are you a brand new doula wanting to learn how to do things right?  Or perhaps you’re somewhere in between, wondering how to take your doula business to the next level.  Wherever you’re at, the following article about boundaries for doulas will help make your business healthy, […]

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Braxton Hicks Contractions – How to Know What’s Good | Mother Rising

During a first pregnancy, Braxton Hicks contractions may seem as elusive as Bigfoot, but especially for those who’ve had a baby before, they can sometimes be like an unwanted guest that just. won’t. go. home.  What are Braxton Hicks contractions?  When do Braxton Hicks start?  How can parents tell the difference between Braxton Hicks and […]

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