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What is conscious pregnancy? Conscious Pregnancy? I’m sure you’re wondering how in the world can someone be pregnant and not conscious during it, right? Well, it’s easier than you would think, especially in our busy, industrial lives, when taking a breath – or taking a break – can be a big undertaking. During pregnancy, we learn, read, and hear a lot about how important diet and exercise is for our body and our baby. This is absolutely true!  It’s important to eat nourishing, healthy food and limit unhealthy foods, because baby is tasting them too. It is also important to make sure you move daily, which helps you and baby to have better health outcomes. Walking (a lot), practicing yoga, dancing, and swimming are all great; just make sure you move every day because movement also helps with stress. Find something that you enjoy doing so it sticks! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michigan Baby Photographer (@goodhewphotography) on Oct 9, 2018 at 5:51pm PDT Protecting your body during pregnancy is crucial and so is protecting your mind and your heart.  While ancient cultures have known this for thousands of years, and, so have put into practice […]
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Pregnancy and childbirth are times of incredible transformation both emotionally and physically. After the baby is born, you may feel overwhelmed with figuring out how to care for this beautiful little human, adjusting to diminished sleep, and giving your body the time and rest it needs to heal. There are many things that you can do, however, to support your body in healing and also to provide nourishment to both you and baby.  Drink more water Breastfeeding mothers need more water in order to produce milk and stay hydrated. Increasing water consumption is also recommended after birth to help overcome dehydration from blood and fluid loss, medications, and/or surgical procedures. One way to increase fluids is to have a refillable water bottle that you can carry around and also a glass of water next to wherever you nurse. The general recommendation is to have 9-13 glasses of water per day but a good indication of hydration is reaching a point where your urine is a pale straw colour.  Give your body the energy it needs The postpartum period is a time where sleep may be difficult to come by and you are getting used to being on a totally different […]
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