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Inducing Labor Naturally

“This,” said my husband, “this is what desperation looks like.” He was talking about me at 40 weeks pregnant. We were at a Mexican restaurant. There’s an old wives tale that spicy food will induce labor. I demanded Mexican food. We asked for the spicy salsa but I decided it wasn’t spicy enough. So, we asked the waitress if she had anything spicier. (more…)

Marijuana for Morning Sickness?

The medical marijuana movement has changed a lot of people’s thinking about using pot for medical conditions. Did you know that there are some people that have turned to marijuana for serious morning sickness? (more…)

The Sacred Pregnancy Movement

Sacred Pregnancy is a book written by Anni Daulter, a woman who has a child named Lotus. She’s also the editor of Sacred Pregnancy magazine, which I must find a copy of immediately (the current issue has an article on Feng Shui birth which I’m guessing is difficult to pull off in a hospital). She is a member of a Sacred Pregnancy community which involves a number of services in addition to the book and magazine. (more…)

Helpful Advice for Pregnant Women

People come out of the woodwork to offer helpful advice to pregnant women all the time. I thought I’d summarize some of the advice I’ve heard or may have gotten. This should be an excellent resource for all pregnant women. (more…)

Advice on Getting Through the Last Days and Weeks of Pregnancy

Our pal Spirit Fingers over at Crasstalk is on week 39 of her pregnancy. Like most expectant mothers at this stage, she is miserable. She is uncomfortable, anxious, excited and a whole host of other feelings. I’m sure many of us know exactly what she is going through right now. (more…)

Become a Doula Through Groupon

Momdoulary, a company in New York, is offering a Groupon for doula certification. Through Momdoulary, you can be certified as a doula for more than half off the regular price!

If you don’t know what a doula is, I’m guessing this is Groupon is not going to encourage you to hire one. According to Doula International, “the word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.” (more…)

Tracy Anderson Can Go Suck an Egg White

Tracy Anderson is Gwenyth Paltrow’s trainer so you know right off the bat that she’s probably insufferable. Now she’s taken on Kim Kardashian, which, whatever, I wish I could afford to hire a trainer. (more…)

Advice for Kim Kardashian Now That She’s Knocked Up

They’re having a baby. Ew. But maybe not. He’s all happy and weepy according to sources and he seems to be far and away the most sensible person she’s dated so maybe there is hope for Kimye and the fetus (great name for a band). (more…)

Hate Baby Showers? How About a Blessingway?

I have never been a great fan of attending baby showers, although I managed to survive my own. It helped tremendously when my niece made these super cupcakes and my sister promised not to let anyone play games guessing the size of my belly. I think it was actually the baby shower games that I disliked so much.

However, many people don’t really want baby showers. The good news is that you have an alternative. You can have a blessingway which is a hip, crunchy new way to say “Hey, I’m about to have a baby.” (more…)

ZOMG Kate Middleton is Pregnant! Please Discuss!

Who isn’t thrilled? She is in the hospital for acute morning sickness and girl, I have been there. Fingers crossed it will be resolved quickly.

SQUEE!!! (more…)