Support Maternal Health and Safe Birth with Kangu


I recently learned about Kangu, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing health services for pregnant mothers and their newborn babies. Not everyone is fortunate enough to receive the medical care their need during and after pregnancy and Kangu’s mission is to help prevent maternal death and newborn death. Disclosure: I participated in an […]

My Birth Story: Fast, Full Moon Home Water Birth of My Third Child


In honor of my baby turning 6 months old today, I decided to share my birth story with you. I’ve been procrastinating writing my birth story because I wanted to write it out like an actual story but I haven’t had time to do that (with three children, go figure!). But instead of waiting any […]

SQUEEM Perfect Waist Belly Binder for Postpartum Bellies

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I can’t believe I had my third child 5 months ago! It’s gone by so fast. I got right back into my usual routine around 6 weeks after baby was born and that was partly thanks to my SQUEEM Perfect Waist. Does Squeem waist cincher work? The answer is YES! After having my third child, […]

5 Pregnancy Changes Your Mom Never Told You About


Being pregnant changes you in a number of physical and emotional ways. Your mom is hopefully on hand to give you some much-needed support and tips on what to expect and how to cope with your changing body as your pregnancy takes shape. There are also some physical changes that mom may not have told […]

6 Key Things Every Woman Needs to Look for in an OB-GYN

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If you’re looking for a new OB-GYN, you already know just how tough it can be out there. Not all doctors are equal, and not all of them are friendly or people you would want examining you. Here are six things that may help you shorten the search time and get the doctor you deserve. […]

Pregnancy Safe Body Wash & Natural Stretch Oil


Pregnancy is not only a time to pamper yourself, but a time to make sure you are only using the natural and safest products possible on your skin. Take extra precaution to avoid body washes and soaps that contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate. It’s a little known fact that soaps and shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulfate […]

5 Reasons You Need To Watch BIRTH STORY, The Documentary

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When you hear “pain free childbirth” you probably scoff. Well, you won’t after you watch BIRTH STORY, the most engaging documentary about birth you will ever see. The feature-length documentary BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN & THE FARM MIDWIVES tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering […]

When Will Winter Finally End?

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Spring begins on March 20th this year (2013) but I’m wondering when will winter finally end? It seems we just keep getting one snow storm after another here in New Hampshire and I’ve just about had it! I want sunshine! Warm air! I want to open my windows and clean my house inside and out! […]

My Journey to Becoming A Birth Doula

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You might have thought that The Fashionable Housewife was just a stylish, pretty face with a big interest in fashion trend, beauty products and stylish chich outfits, but there is a lot more to this woman than meets the eye and I’m hoping to start sharing a bit of my personal life and personality with […]