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For a lot of people, the idea of gaining weight -even if for such a fabulous cause as pregnancy- can be stressful. Genevieve Howland is here to talk about ways you can tackle your anxiety, triggers, and body image issues as well how to easily establish good nutrition habits that can serve you past pregnancy and postpartum. Check it out!
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What we talked about:
Ways to deal with the anxiety of gaining weight during pregnancy
Some potential triggering events
Dealing with body image issues
Setting up your support team
Focusing on nutrition instead of calories
Eating nutritiously during pregnancy
The importance of good fats, complex carbs, protein and hydration
The Brewer Diet to lessen risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes
Benefits of red raspberry leaf tea, when to drink it, and when not to
Difference between folate and folic acid, and why you want the first one
Listening to your cravings
Supporting your digestive system with fermented foods
Genevieve’s digestive aid
Developing your baby’s palate
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With over sixty million views on her YouTube channel, Genevieve Howland’s funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. Now Howland is turning to the page, offering up the first ever week-to-week pregnancy book from a natural perspective.
The Mama Natural Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. “Natural” recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage—not a medical condition. Full of weekly advice and tips, Howland covers vital pregnancy nutrition, natural remedies for common concerns, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of medical interventions.
Peppered throughout are positive birth and pregnancy stories from women of all backgrounds (and all stages of their natural journey) along with advice and insights from a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) plus a Registered Nurse (RN), doula, and lactation consultant.