Well the title of this episode kind of gives it away! We are expecting our 7th child in September 2022 and as I’m in the throws of the first trimester, I thought I would share a little bit of the journey with you.
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Favorite Pregnancy Books:
- Taking Charge of Your Fertility
- The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Awakening Fertility: The Essential Art of Preparing for Pregnancy
- Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
- Husband-Coached Childbirth
- Betsy Bosom’s Baby Book: A Girlfriends Guide to Using Essential Oils From Bellies to Babies
- Gentle Babies: Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants, and Young
Morning Sickness Remedies:
- Sea Bands – Motion sickness bands
- High amounts of vitamin b – my two favorite Vitamin B complexes are Dr. Axe’s Vitamin B complex & the one I use now is Super B by Young Living (it’s AMAZING!!)
- NEW in this pregnancy: A cell salts protocol from Her Homeopathy. Her website is a wealth of information!!!
- The only thing that has ever worked for me for heartburn is: Alkalime supplement by Young Living
- Mama’s Red Raspberry brew – My favorite pregnancy blend!!
- Mama’s Milk tea – Great for lactation and milk production!
- Earthley also makes a great pregnancy tea
Pregnancy workout dvd:
Vitamins and supplements:
- Take a good prenatal – I use Master Formula + Super B as my prenatal vitamin (both from Young Living). You can read about this combo here.
- Dr. Axe also has a great prenatal I recommend
- I also take a good probiotic. I switch between Young Living’s Life9 and some of Dr. Axe’s probiotics. It’s a good idea to switch up your probiotic from time to time to get different strains. Dr. Axe has a bunch of good ones but I recommend his Women’s once a day as well as his SBO probiotic.
- You will also want a good omega/fish oil supplement for pregnancy. No surprise here but I recommend one of Dr. Axe’s Omega’s but all four are currently sold out. The one I take now is Young Living’s OmegaGize. A good omega supplement is crucial during pregnancy, but a GOOD one from a good source is going to be expensive. Just keep that in mind. I usually take mine 3-4 times a week instead of every day just to lesson that expense a bit.
- I also take Magnesium and iron – see my favorites below
Other supplements I LOVE:
- TriLight Health has an entire line of pregnancy herbal blends that are affordable and rock! Their ingredients are outstanding. I recommend getting their Pregnancy essentials kit for everything you need.
- Earthley is my next favorite store to recommend. It’s owned by a mom who has a passion for providing home remedies at an affordable price. Here are a few of my favorites from Earthley:
- Pregnancy tea -a Premade blend for pregnancy
- Fertili Boost herbal extract – Want help getting pregnant? This tincture might help.
- Post Partum balance – I am SO getting this tincture for this time around – helps balance things out after pregnancy
- Mama’s tummy relief – I wish I had seen this during my first-trimester sickness
- Nourish her naturally – Another possible option for a prenatal
- Magnesium Lotion – Another great one for pregnancy! I use this every night. Dr. Axe has a good supplement if you want a pill instead of a lotion.
- Iron supplement – I LOVE Earthley’s iron supplement. Make sure to look for an herbal iron supplement though if using a different brand.
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