Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tips for an easy pregnancy

These are things I felt have made my pregnancy easy, of course talk to your doctor before trying ANY of these.


  • if it doesn't sound good, don't eat it
  • being gluten free, I am intolerant so I was already gluten free, but in comparison to others, I haven't suffered morning sickness as bad as the norm. 
  • Vitamins, fish oils, vitamin D and most importantly, Probiotics every day, i fell that it has helped me with a calm stomach, and a calm demeanor. probiotics have been shown to help with stress, for more infor check it out: http://www.worldhealth.net/news/probiotics-help-stress-reduction/
  • strength exercise 15 min, every other day, and no I'm not talking about putsing around thinking what kind of work out to do, i mean a planned circuit that will get your heart pumping and your muscles burning. just make sure your work outs don't include crunches, laying on your back, or inversions. I use sites like: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/home-workouts  I feel that I can do amazing things when i feel strong, so hopefully when it comes time to deliver I feel strong and confident in myself and go through it fearless. 
  • stretch daily, mostly hip openers, I like to do lots of deep squats, put on some raunchy hip hop and bounce around with my big belly, fun, opens the hips, and releases a lot of low back tension.  
  • avoid sitting, and if you have to, sit with a swiss ball, i have found that i get cramps and my muscles feel pinched with normal chairs, all those pains go away with the ball. 
  • carry water and snacks with you at all times to prevent melt downs
  • eat every two hours
  • only eat when hungry, packing on the pounds just for the sake of being pregnant just hurts you
  • hang out in garland [malasana] or childs pose [balasana] whenever you can, for long periods at a time, lean against a wall
  • take a bath whenever you can, don't re-heat it, when its done, time is up, but oooo baby does it feel good to have your body weight less for a little bit!
  • get a massage in the pool, while floating my husband will walk me around the pool cradling my head, feeling weightless is amazing, and a great warm up for the massage, then he has me hold onto the back on his neck while he props me up on his hands and kneads into me, my weight giving the best pressure. absolutely amazing! 
  • get to know baby, for example, i read to my baby and i poke my belly to see if i get a kick back, we have come to the point where i poke, count to 3-4 and he kicks, so weird! but awesome!
  • a high end humidifier, one that pumps out a ton of moisture, a lot of pregnancy complaints is sinus issues and fear of getting sick, well i havent gotten sick *knock on wood* and my sinuses have been fine. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

great DIY articles

great DIY articles I must revisit

http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/50-tiny-and-adorable-diy-stocking-stuffers
http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/24-clever-things-to-do-with-wine-glasses
http://visiblymoved.blogspot.com/2012/01/diy-necklace-holder.html
http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/31-insanely-easy-and-clever-diy-projects
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/30-easy-diy-ways-to-vastly-improve-your-kitchen

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fabric starching my wall

I am going to fabric starch my wall that is behind my antique dresser/mirror and desk to mix up the room, give it a little more flavor. I have been searching for the right fabric and I just cant seem to peg down my favorite. I found some websites that will help.

After reading the second website I have decided that if i cant figure out which fabric to use I will make my own. Phew! because with the baby coming i cant afford the funky cool room I have been dreaming about, but by making it myself i will have no problem affording 2 sheets and some potatoes!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Essential Oils to Avoid during pregnancy


My mom has a nose that practically senses danger, she smelled sage in my deoderant "that smells harmful, check out sage during pregnancy" I did and this is what i found.

http://bubbleandbee.blogspot.com/2010/08/essential-oils-and-pregnancy.html

Essential Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy

There is a lot of information out there about which essential oils to use and to avoid during pregnancy. Many different sites and aromatherapy books list essential oils to avoid during pregnancy, but unfortunately, much of this information is conflicting and unclear. Why does one list say a particular essential oil is okay, while another list says "avoid when pregnant?" Does the "avoid" mean internally or externally, too? The aim of this series of articles is to clear up the confusion and specify the particular risks involved with certain essential oils based on chemistry and toxicology data, and not just rumors and folklore.

Essential Oils Everyone Should Avoid At All Times, Internally and Externally
These essential oils contain dangerous compounds. Avoid them in aromatherapy, personal care products, and internally.

Cade (Contains Benzo[a]pyrene, a known carcinogen.)
Sassafras (Contains Safrole, a possible carcinogen.)
Ravensara anisata (Contains Estragole, a possible carcinogen.)
Basil (Contains Estragole, a possible carcinogen.)
Tarragon (Contains Estragole, a possible carcinogen.)
Camphor (Contains Safrole, a possible carcinogen, and contains Camphor [the compound] which is a neurotoxin and convulsant.)
Calamus (Contains Beta-asarone, a possible carcinogen.)
Tarragon (Contains Estragole and Methyleugenol, possible carcinogens.)
Snakeroot (Contains Methyleugenol, a possible carcinogen.)
Malaleuca bracteata (Contains Methyleugenol, a possible carcinogen.)
Bitter Almond (Contains Hydrocyanic acid, which is highly toxic.)
Armolse (Contains Thujone, a neurotoxin known to cause convulsions.)
Sweet Birch (Contains Methyl salicylate, which is highly toxic.)
Boldo (Contains Ascaridole, which is extremely toxic.)
Buchu (Contains Pulegone, which is toxic to the liver.)
Cassia (Contains Cinnamaldehyde, a liver toxin and skin sensitizer.)
Cinnamon Bark (Contains Cinnamaldehyde, a liver toxin and skin sensitizer.)
Costus (Contains Costuslactone, a strong skin sensitizer.)
Elecampane (Contains Alantalactone, a strong skin sensitizer.)
Horseradish (Contains Allyl isothicyanate, extremely toxic and irritating to skin and mucous membranes.)
Lanyana (Contains Thujone, a neurotoxin known to cause convulsions.)
Mustard (Allyl isothicyanate, extremely toxic and irritating to skin and mucous membranes.)
Pennyroyal (Contains Pulegone, which is toxic to the liver.)
Dalmatian Sage (Contains Thujone, a neurotoxin known to cause convulsions.)
Tansy (Contains Thujone, a neurotoxin known to cause convulsions.)
Thuja (Contains Thujone, a neurotoxin known to cause convulsions.)
Wintergreen (Contains high amounts of Methyl salicylate, which is highly toxic.)
Wormseed (Contains Ascaridole, which is extremely toxic.)
Wormwood (Contains Thujone, a neurotoxin known to cause convulsions.)

Essential Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy, Externally or Internally

Balsamite
 (Contains Camphor, a neurotoxin and convulsant.)
Ho leaf (Contains Camphor, a neurotoxin and convulsant.)
Hyssop (Contains Pinocamphone, which is generally toxic, a neurotoxin, and convulsant.)
Indian Dill Seed (Contains Apiol, which is generally toxic, an abortifacient, and toxic to the fetus.)
Juniperus Pfitzeriana (Contains Sabinyl acetate, known to be an abortifacient.)
Parsley Leaf (Contains Apiol, which is generally toxic, an abortifacient, and toxic to the fetus.)
Parsleyseed (Contains Apiol, which is a generally toxic, an abortifacient, and toxic to the fetus.)
Plectranthus (Contains Sabinyl acetate, known to be an abortifacient.)
--> bam! Sage (Spanish) (Contains Sabinyl acetate, known to be an abortifacient.)
Savin (Contains Sabinyl acetate, known to be an abortifacient.)
Annual Wormwood (Contains Artemisia ketone, which is possibly toxic and a neurotoxin)
Cangerana (Contains Safrole, a possible carcinogen.)
Lavandula Stoechas (Contains Camphor which is a neurotoxin and convulsant.)
Lavender cotton (Contains Artemisia ketone, which is possibly toxic and a neurotoxin.)
Oakmoss (Contains Thujone, a neurotoxin known to cause convulsions.)
Perilla (Contains Perilla ketone, which is potentially toxic.)
Rue (Has a strong folk history of being an abortifacient with a small amount of clinical evidence to back it up. It is not known which compounds are to blame, but it is likely that its general toxicity is to blame for its possible abortifacient nature.)
Treemoss (Contains Thujone, a neurotoxin known to cause convulsions.)

Essential Oils that are Safe for External, but not Internal Use During Pregnancy

Anise (Contains Trans-anethole, which displays weakly estrogenic activity. The amount absorbed through skin when used in a cosmetic item would not affect hormonal levels, however, an oral dose could have an effect.)
Fennel (Also contains Trans-anethole.)
Lavandin (Contains a small amount of Camphor. The amount that would be absorbed through the skin in a personal care product is 500 times less than the amount needed to cause a deleterious effect, so it is considered safe for topical use, but it would be prudent to avoid an internal dose.)
Lavandula stoechas (Also contains a small amount of Camphor. [See above.])
Nutmeg and Mace (similar chemically) (Animal studies have proven no ill effects to the mother or fetus when applied externally. There is one case study of a pregnant woman who ate a high amount of nutmeg in a cookie; she and her baby started having heart palpitations. Everything returned to normal after 12 hours. It is thought that the stimulant effect of the Myristicin in the spice was to blame. The amount of Myristicin that would be absorbed through a properly diluted personal care product containing nutmeg or mace would not be great enough to cause this effect.)
Rosemary (Contains a small amount of Camphor. [See lavandin.])
Spike lavender (Contains a small amount of Camphor. [See lavandin.])
Yarrow (Contains a small amount of Camphor. [See lavandin.])

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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