“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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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 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…)
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…)
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…)
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.