How to Achieve a Healthy Pregnancy in These 5 Steps

7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime. (1) 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. (1) The average cost of in-vitro fertilization in the U.S. is currently about $11,000 to $12,000. A cycle with injections for infertility usually costs between $1500 and … [Read more...]

The Best Fertility Diet that Delivers

According to CDC, 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures.  Medical fertility treatments are often costly and are emotionally draining, since only … [Read more...]

Folic Acid Supplements are Useless and Harmful

Since most of my readers are women of childbearing age, I often receive questions about optimal pregnancy diet and prenatal supplements.  Questions about Folic Acid come at top of the list. Folic acid is the synthetic version of folate, vitamin B9, which is found naturally in plant based foods.  Folate helps the body make and maintain new cells. While folic acid is often … [Read more...]

Vegan Diet and Pregnancy

I had big plans for today's article, was in the middle of getting it ready, in fact, when my well-meaning, good Samaritan husband decided to go dig out a postal service worker out of snow on Tuesday. Within 30 minutes of getting home he started to cough...almost non-stop. I locked him away and took care of Sprout and household by myself. Last night, as I was putting Sprout … [Read more...]

Vegan Pregnancy | Webinar Recording Available

Last year I offered a one time webinar on Vegan Pregnancy. It received a great response and I received my requests since to do another one.  Since I will not have any available time in the very near future to repeat it, I am doing the next best thing--offering the recording of that webinar to anyone interested.  It will now become a permanent fixture (offer :)) in the … [Read more...]

Water Birth? Births at Home? Hospitals Births ? Hear from a Nurse Who’s Seen it All

Giving life to the next generations of humanity, who grow up nestled under our hearts, is a dear subject to me.  While I grew up in a family with all females giving births in hospitals, having done my homework and followed my heart I had chosen home birth, and even more... water birth! :). Last year, after giving birth to Sprout, I blogged about WHY I CHOSE HOME WATER … [Read more...]

Practical Steps to A Healthy Vegan Pregnancy Webinar Recording is Available

Recording Now Available Those who were able to make it to the live webinar on Practical Steps to A Healthy Vegan Pregnancy & Raising Vegan Kids and I had a lot of fun last week.  Those of you who could not make it but really want to hear what we talked about now can! All you have to do is go to Vegalicious estore, and look for it there. I hope you will enjoy the … [Read more...]

Ten Pregnancy and Maternity Myths

You, Mamas, probably have heard it all, and now, so have I. While expecting and even after the delivery, I got tired of some silly, and even stupid myths women try to force on other women. So, I thought it is time to burst some ugly myth bubbles. Myth #1: Belly's position to predict gender If your belly is high you will have a girl, if you carry low you will have a … [Read more...]

I am Almost There (Vegan Pregnancy & Post Partum Weight Loss)

You know the myth going around that breast feeding helps women lose weight?! Well, it's a bunch of baloney, you all! If it works for some out there, GREAT! but if it were really true, then all of my sisters would be stick skinny... but they AREN'T! I am an exception that the post partum weight retention/loss in my family. I think that weight loss post pregnancy comes to … [Read more...]

Some Days You Don’t Forget

There are days that we tend to remember more than even our birthdays. They etch their way into our brains, refusing to be thrown out and forgotten. For some they might be traumatic events, for me, the event I am about to tell you about is exactly the opposite. I went misdiagnosed with my health issues for several years.  Eventually I found a doctor who confirmed my … [Read more...]