natural pregnancy tips and hacks

10 Natural Pregnancy Tips and Hacks

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Are you interested in a natural pregnancy?

Would you prefer to protect your unborn baby (and yourself) from harsh chemicals, toxins and pharmaceuticals?

You are not alone!

Join the ranks of new parents who are rejecting toxic products and looking for a better way to care for their families!

I have gathered together some of my favorite natural pregnancy resources, tips, and products that will protect you and your baby from unnecessary toxic exposure or medical interventions.

Let’s see… where do we start?

Food….

*Disclaimer – The information in the post is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be medical advice. Please make sure that you talk with your doctor or midwife if you have any questions or concerns during your pregnancy!

1. Eat “Real Food”

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FOOD IS VERY POWERFUL MEDICINE!

In fact, most of us totally underestimate the power of a healthy, real foods diet.

Did you know that changing your diet can prevent and even cure chronic illnesses such as cancer, autoimmune diseases and more?

Our bodies were created with the ability to heal and detoxify naturally. But they can only take so much when it comes to all the chemicals in our environment and food supply.

When our immune systems are properly functioning, they can do amazing things like kill cancer cells and regenerate healthy tissue. (Oh, did I mention grow a healthy baby?)

One of the best ways to boost immunity and begin healing is to eat a clean, REAL foods diet.

What is REAL FOOD?

Real food is food in its natural state… free of artificial coloring, flavorings, preservatives, or other food additives that are so prevalent in our standard American diet. (SAD diet)

Give your body (and baby) a break and stop eating FAKE FOOD! You (and your baby) deserve better.

Find out more in this post!

2. Avoid Pharmaceuticals During Your Natural Pregnancy

I wish that I would have known more about homeopathy during my pregnancies!

I successfully treated hemmorhoids during one of my pregnancies, but there are so many other awesome ways to use homeopathic medicines during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care.

Read more about homeopathy for pregnancy and childbirth HERE.

I’d also (highly) recommend checking out my favorite mom homeopath. Her mission is to empower mothers and grandmothers to treat their families with homeopathy.

She has TONS of free resources, podcasts, videos and information on her blog. You can also purchase her courses if you are serious about learning more. (That’s what I did!)

Back to pregnancy, here is my favorite homeopathic kit for pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care. It comes with a handy reference guide to help you choose the correct remedy!

3. Natural Pregnancy and Synthetic Vitamins!

You may not even realize it, but your prenatal vitamins may actually be making you sick!

Many women report a significant decrease in pregnancy nausea when they switch to a naturally-sourced prenatal vitamin. There are several reasons for this.

In addition, your body may not be absorbing enough nutrients from a synthetically-sourced prenatal vitamin.

Find out why a synthetic vitamin is not the best choice and learn about the benefits of taking a food-based prenatal vitamin HERE.

4. Get Regular Exercise

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Pregnancy is not the time to quit exercising. It’s also not the time to begin a strenuous exercise program, if you don’t already regularly exercise.

Be sure and talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine during pregnancy, but… by all means… DO get some exercise!

Gentle exercise during pregnancy has so many benefits for you and your baby.

First of all, it helps increase blood flow, bringing plenty of oxygen to your baby.

Regular pregnancy exercise also builds stamina and prepares your body for the physical demands of labor and childbirth.

Evidence shows that women who exercise regularly during pregnancy have shorter, easier labors! (source)

One of the best (and easiest) prenatal exercises is walking!

Walking keeps you pelvis aligned properly and helps your baby settle into a more favorable position for birth.

Check out these other really great benefits of walking during pregnancy!

5. Drink This Natural Pregnancy Tonic

Have you ever heard of the benefits of red raspberry leaf tea for pregnancy?

If you are serious about being “au natural” you simply must give this tea a try!

It’s been used by midwives for centuries with some pretty amazing results.

Among its many benefits, raspberry leaf tea is known to strengthen and tone the uterus, which is key to the progression of natural labor.

Find out more about the many benefits of drinking raspberry leaf tea and how to use it properly in this post.

Related: How to Increase Your Chances of a Natural Birth

Related: Healthy Mama’s 100% Natural Postpartum Kit Checklist

Related:  My Favorite Product Recommendations for Mom and Baby

6. Use Toxic-Free Personal Care Products

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We may literally be poisoning ourselves with all the chemicals and toxins in our modern skin care products. (source)

Our bodies can only handle so much exposure to parabens, plastics, solvents, preservatives, formaldehyde and petroleum-based products before succumbing to illness.

… And many skin-care products contain these awful ingredients!

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been enough research to prove or disprove the safety of most skin care product ingredients, but do you really want to wait ten or twenty years before the research catches up?

Do you want to risk your own health and the health of your unborn baby?

Especially since it has been proven that our skin absorbs chemicals and solvents. (source)

Not only that, but much of what comes into contact with our skin will eventually get absorbed into our blood stream. (source)

So why risk it?

Find out more about how to find safe personal care products HERE.

BTW, this is my favorite line of natural skin care products. You can choose from scented (with essential oils) or unscented lotions, hair products, lip moisturizer, soaps, insect repellent, sun screen, etc.

This company also has cleaning products, coconut oil, tested glyphosate-free products, organic food and much more. No fake or toxic ingredients. Yay! Check them out here.

7. Consider Chiropractic Care for a Natural Pregnancy (& Birth!)

I went to the chiropractor during all five of my pregnancies. It helped me so much!

I was able to birth all my babies without back labor, medications or medical interventions. This, I believe, is one of the big reasons why!

There are so many great benefits to chiropractic care during pregnancy. Just make sure that you find a chiropractor that is experienced in prenatal care!

Here is a short list of some of the pregnancy benefits. During pregnancy, regular chiropractic care improves your…

  1. comfort
  2. sleep
  3. digestion
  4. baby’s position
  5. mood
  6. posture
  7. labor
  8. chances of a natural birth

But wait…. there’s more! Find out more about how visiting a chiropractor during your pregnancy can benefit you and your baby HERE.

8. Eat Dates!

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Have you ever heard that eating dates during pregnancy increases your chances of a faster, easier labor?

It’s true and there’s science to prove it! (Yay!)

There are also nutritional benefits. Check out the benefits of eating dates during pregnancy in this post.

9. Drink Water and Stay Hydrated

Prevent constipation, urinary tract infections, pre-term labor and so much more by staying well-hydrated during pregnancy!

The American Pregnancy Association recommends drinking 10 (8 oz) glasses of water each day… and even more when exercising.

Here’s why….

  1. Water delivers essential nutrients to your unborn baby
  2. Drinking water can prevent common pregnancy ailments such as morning sickness, hemorrhoids, UTI’s, heart burn, constipation, fatigue, headaches, swelling, over-heating…
  3. Prevents dehydration which can lead to headaches, dizziness, uterine contractions and pre-term labor.

10. Use Coconut Oil

I’ve already written an entire post on the benefits of using coconut oil during your pregnancy.

Throw out the hormone-disrupting lotions that might be in lurking in your bathroom. Then use this safe and natural oil instead!

Here’s how…

9 Coconut Oil Hacks for a Natural Pregnancy!

Related: How to Increase Your Chances of a Natural Birth

Related: Healthy Mama’s 100% Natural Postpartum Kit Checklist

Related:  My Favorite Product Recommendations for Mom and Baby

10 great tips and hacks for a healthier natural pregnancy. Sleep better, have more energy and learn about some natural alternatives for dealing with pain and common pregnancy ailments. Also, learn how to avoid harsh chemicals, toxic "fake" food and care for your pregnant self and baby... naturally! #natural pregnancy, #pregnancy, #natural childbirth, #pregnancy self care

What About You?

Do you have any favorite natural pregnancy tips or products to recommend?

*Disclaimer – The information in the post is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be medical advice. Please make sure that you talk with your doctor or midwife if you have any questions or concerns during your pregnancy!

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