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Pregnancy - A Time to Go Natural

By Mara Fleishman, March 17, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
For many women, getting pregnant—or trying to—is the definitive time to move toward a healthier lifestyle. From diet to household products to a little pampering for stress management, these days there are plenty of choices, but where to start? Nutritionist (and mother) Malia Curran, MS, MPH demystifies natural supplements, body care and aromatherapy for pregnancy.

 

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jennydecki says ...
We keep candied ginger in the house as well as pickled ginger. I also love essential oils! This was a fantastic podcast! I'm looking forward to more :)
03/23/2009 8:56:06 PM CDT
Maxine says ...
Some great advice for us pregnant mamas! Thanks!
03/25/2009 10:09:27 AM CDT
israel y says ...
some great tips! thanks! we are expecting in July so this was very helpful and we are lucky to live in a city with several of your locations!
03/27/2009 11:59:03 AM CDT
Rachel C says ...
Great advice! I am so thankful for prenatal vitamins, because I know that I don't eat everything I should right now (currently pregnant). I took prenatals for at least a year before this pregnancy, because of infertility problems. But it's always felt good - like I'm doing something for the baby, even before I was pregnant! Thanks so much!
03/31/2009 11:17:35 AM CDT
Nita McAdoo says ...
I have to admit, this was the first podcast I have listened to from your site but it won't be the last. It was very well done and was full of useful info. I appreciated that it wasn't too long in length nor was it slow to download. I am just getting my feet wet in the "organic foods sea" and I think your website will help me to learn and apply! Thank you!!
03/17/2009 7:33:07 AM CDT
Marcy Strahan says ...
My niece is pg & I have bben buy her books on this subject! Thanks for all the wonderful. Sound therapy is important too! I bought the the Zenses Rainforset for Nintendo DS so she could use it to relax. I also downloaded all the soundtracks for Rainfroset & Ocean Zenses for her! I enjoy them myself too & it seems to calm the kids. I love the info about things that go on the body can get into the body/bloodstream. I completely agree! I got her some orangic body lotion & bath scrub too. Thanks
03/30/2009 5:26:44 PM CDT
Kimberly Henes says ...
Very cool, birth is so natural, keep it that way!
03/17/2009 8:26:17 AM CDT
Sarah says ...
I love that the premium body care products are labeled at Whole Foods so they are easy to spot as the most natural options. I'll be looking out for those. It's also helpful to know how to dilute essential oils. Thanks!
03/17/2009 12:24:11 PM CDT
Penelope says ...
I never thought about how the things I put ON my body could effect my baby! I've already had my son, but I wish I had known about this stuff while I was pregnant! Thanks for the great information, I'll definitely be back to hear more!
03/17/2009 6:38:48 PM CDT
Lacy says ...
I agree with others here, and your info. Approach this subject thinking "what goes on the body" goes in the body, is a great M.O. Thanks for the great coverage.
03/18/2009 10:13:54 AM CDT
Carrie says ...
Thanks for the great coverage of this topic. I love your food products, but haven't checked out the baby/pregnancy products. I will do so soon! Looking forward to listening to more of your podcasts too. adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com
03/18/2009 10:15:36 AM CDT
Sarah Fink says ...
I love how short they are - perfect for a quick listen with little ones in the house! Wish I would have thought of essential oil massage when I was pregnant with my twins!
03/18/2009 2:58:10 PM CDT
Lynda says ...
great information for this first time mom!
03/18/2009 11:27:08 PM CDT
Melanie B says ...
to the point and very helpful! I didn't know that ginger or ginger tea helped with nausea. hmm You learn something new every day!
03/19/2009 1:40:01 AM CDT
Melanie B says ...
to the point and very helpful! I didn’t know that ginger or ginger tea helped with nausea. hmm You learn something new every day! I wish I could have had that massage during my first pregnancy. I intend on doing it with my second.
03/19/2009 1:42:36 AM CDT
cherice says ...
A great reminder to watch what goes on our body and that it will go into our body! Thanks, sent from www.jollymom.com
03/19/2009 11:59:59 AM CDT
Amy says ...
Great podcast!
03/19/2009 1:54:12 PM CDT
amy b says ...
im on way to get me some ginger tea! :)
03/20/2009 4:20:19 PM CDT
tanyetta says ...
Great information! I've been struggling with nausea with taking the prenatal vitamins. Ginger helps nausea? How come NO ONE told me this? Thank you for this tip! It's great to hear the additional supplements to help my pregnancy. I am due in May! Thank you! I am here via http://table4five.net
03/21/2009 12:30:20 AM CDT
Amy L says ...
I did my best to go natural... even after!
03/30/2009 8:35:03 PM CDT
Pam says ...
Very informative website. We are new grandparents so I've been surfing the web for all kinds of info since my baby is now 28 and things are so differnt now.
03/29/2009 1:48:36 PM CDT
Angel Funk says ...
Thanks for the great information! I'm here via mandyray.blogspot.com
03/29/2009 1:39:49 PM CDT
Ali says ...
Great to know about the ginger for nausea! Cant wait to try it out!
03/22/2009 2:20:34 PM CDT
Ali says ...
forgot to add this website for the promotion :)
03/22/2009 2:21:49 PM CDT
joanna smith says ...
This video really makes so much sense! What you put topically on your skin absorbs into your body and from there any toxic ingredients or harmful ingredients can easily spread throughout your body and to your baby! I wish all this valuable and useful information had been available with my first 2 children but al least now I am becoming a more educated adult and will be much better prepared for my new baby! Thank you so much Whole Foods for making these wonderful videos to keep us informed about how to make the lives of our babies, our families and ourselves safe and healthy! You totaly Rock for this!
03/29/2009 10:11:31 AM CDT

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