Doctor, midwife, homebirth, hospital birth, natural, pain medication, water birth, bradley method, hypnobirthing, ultrasounds, testing, supplements, exercise. . . the world of pregnancy includes an abundance of choices–important choices which need consideration. For many of us, the choices aren’t as easy as they would seem to be. There are many things to consider from safety to studies, tradition to holism and all of them are not only affecting the mother but the lil babe as well.
For me, many of the choices I am making are not simply based upon what I desire–a completely natural and non-interventional pregnancy–but are also dictated by the results of tests that maybe could or could not predict a poor outcome if not watched carefully–an irritating complication with a great lesson to learn. I found that after my overly-medicalized pregnancy and delivery of my firstborn that for this pregnancy I wanted the complete opposite (not to mention the whole herbalist piece).
Having in mind a beautiful pregnancy and childbirth experience will help me to make it through the extra ultrasounds and baby aspirin and synthroid I must take everyday. I am a perfect example of integrating both allopathic and natural remedies. I take my pills, drink my organic prenatal herbal tea blend, take my Chinese herbal tincture and eat a beautiful array of vegetables and fruits everyday as well as many other natural and wonderful activities.
In the next several months, I will be researching and sharing information with you about the modern world of prenatal care: the tests, the concerns, the natural methods, the medical methods and so much more. Being a pregnant mama myself, I have embarked upon this incredible and at times frustrating journey of researching every little fact that I am given until I find my truth. For this reason I would love to share what I have found and will find in order to shed some light on what the test results mean in a literal sense, and what types of treatment and wellness programs we have as options. I will also share some amazing herbs and formulas for a variety of ailments that are completely safe and nourishing in pregnancy (something Doctors know little to nothing about)!
Please leave any comments or questions you have about pregnancy, whether you are currently pregnant, a mama or just interested in the entire beautiful process!
Also note that none of the information within this website is intended as medical advice or to diagnose and/or treat an illness.