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[15 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Pregnancy is one of the major causes behind pain in the lower back in women, which is similar to sciatica. Sciatica is primarily caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve due to any one or more reasons behind the compression.

Typically, sciatica is the compression of the sciatic nerve roots in the lower spine. A condition known as pseudo sciatica causes similar debilitating pain when the peripheral sections of the sciatic nerve are compressed.

As it is, pregnancy on its own has nothing to do with sciatica. Pregnancy leads to true-sciatica only in …

Alternative Therapies, Pregnancy, Birth »

[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

How can MellowMama Aromatic Bath Oil help you?

Pregnancy is a time for reflection, contemplation and creativity and can result in great personal growth, connecting women with their female intuitive self, inner wisdom and creative life force. This can bring positive growth, strength and change.

Sometimes life can be hectic and the commitments of the modern world take away the opportunity to dream and develop. NaturalEco MellowMama Bath Oil is ideal for pregnant woman and contains therapeutic grade essential oils of Sandalwood, Rosewood and Neroli. MellowMama Bath Oil is a wonderful product for promoting relaxation and connection …

Nutrition, Pregnancy, Birth »

[19 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are a special blend of vitamins and minerals developed specifically for women who are pregnant to protect the health of the mother and child.

These specially formulated vitamins are designed to make up for any nutritional deficiencies in the mother’s diet-and who doesn’t have deficiencies?

The supplements usually contain numerous vitamins and minerals in a proprietary blend by the manufacturer but they always contain folic acid, iron and calcium. Folic acid is especially important to reduce the risk of your child’s developing a serious birth defects of the spinal cord and brain called a …

Pregnancy, Birth »

[6 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

The nausea that occurs during pregnancy is commonly called “morning sickness” due to the fact that it most frequently occurs in the early hours of the day.

However, this sickness, which affects the majority of pregnant women and is most common during the first trimester, can strike at any time.

Most cases of morning sickness are relatively non-serious, and there are no officially recognized medical treatments. That is why many pregnant women choose to treat morning sickness through home-based holistic treatments.

After all, while the sickness is nothing to worry about, it is uncomfortable. and there are a …

Herbs For Health, Pregnancy, Birth »

[19 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]

What is morning sickness?

Almost 80% of pregnant women experience nausea and/or vomiting during the first trimester of pregnancy. These symptoms are often worst in the mornings but can occur at any time of the day.

Morning sickness is usually at its worst between weeks 6 and 12, though nausea and vomiting can be a problem at any stage of pregnancy. The exact cause of morning sickness is not known for sure, though it seems to be linked mostly to the hormonal changes of pregnancy as well as an oversensitive sense of smell.

How is morning sickness usually …

Pregnancy, Birth »

[15 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
A midwife measures the height of the mother

Childbirth education classes are almost a necessity in today”s society where birth no longer happens at home with the other family watching and children are moving to cities far from their parents and not receiving the benefits of their knowledge.

The classes help the expectant parents to learn about and prepare for the arduous task of labor and delivery of their new child.

Although the entire process must be accomplished by the expectant mother she can also have coaches and support people who can help her through the process. This role can be …

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[14 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
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Pregnancy is an interesting 9 month journey during which a woman goes through several stages of psychological changes.

Women learn they are pregnant, anticipate the birth of their child and then move back to learning about the growth and development of their child and the process of labor and delivery.

During labor and delivery women today have several options as to childbirth positions, or the various physical postures that she may assume during the process of childbirth.

In some circles this is also known as delivery positions or labor positions although they refer to two …

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[13 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
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Today women have choices that weren’t available even 10 years ago. Just 100 years ago most (95%) of all births happened at home. That trend slowly moved toward birthing in hospitals.

However in the 1970s women found that the conditions, although safe, were sterile and uninviting. Hospital environments were set up to make the caregiver most comfortable while providing medical care to both the mother and child. But these environments didn’t account for the needs or desires of the expectant mothers family, spouse and other children.

Birthing centers seemed to have …

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[11 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
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Beliefs on child birth, labor and delivery process, often affect the outcome of the process and how the woman may anticipate the delivery or remember it for years to come.

Belief systems will often impact much of our daily lives without even knowing it. What we believe and why can make an impact on the decisions we make, the medical care we seek and how we relate to the people around us.

In a study that was published in Birth September 2001 researchers found that perceptions about the birth process in college students was …

Pregnancy, Birth »

[10 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Preparation before labor and delivery will often give a woman a greater sense of control and power over her situation and will lead to a more positive experience. Imagine getting to the hospital and finding that the suitcase the partner threw together has no underwear or nursing bras!

Although its not an insurmountable difficulty its just one more stress on an already overloaded system that is stress to maximum capacity. Use the check list below to figure out what to pack for the hospital when in labor don’t leave it to memory or …

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