How I’m Surviving Pregnancy with 5 Essential Oils

How I'm Surviving Pregnancy with 5 Essential Oils

Once upon a time, there was a woman for whom pregnancy was a magical time. Glowing and smiling, she enjoyed every minute of her growing belly, slept well, and never had a stretch mark.

Bahahahahahaha. :ahem: Sorry.

I don’t know those people, so we’ll talk about the rest of us.

Insomnia, heartburn, acne, mood swings, nausea, round ligament pain, cottage cheese butt, night sweats, and cravings for foods that shouldn’t come anywhere near our precious babies are just a few of the never-ending symptoms that plague women who grow tiny humans.

Natural Remedies and Pregnancy

I’m 36 years old and now in my third trimester. It’s like night and day from carrying my daughter six years ago.

This time, I reversed gestational diabetes in two weeks, am controlling a nervous system condition called vasovagal syncope that caused me to pass out and have seizures with my last pregnancy, and have moderated allergic reactions, inflammation, water retention, aches and pains, and insomnia.

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My Latest Interview on The Paleocare Podcast

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Katy from Paleocare and I sat down for an interview to talk about who should eat breakfast and who should skip it, what led me into a real foods lifestyle and becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, how I’m incorporating pregnancy into my lifestyle, and the approach and tools that […]

The Most Simple, Natural, and Effective Deodorant You Will Ever Use

The Most Simple, Natural, and Effective Deodorant You Will Ever Use

There I was, in the bathroom. Staring into the mirror and wondering if I was tipping the scales into crazy or if I was about to embark on a whole new level of awesome…

…with a lemon wedge in my hand.

The only one around was my giggling 6 year old, so I really had nothing to lose. My homemade deodorant and pregnancy hormones weren’t playing nice, and I had developed an itchy rash from using it.

After a day of cleaning and ‘glowing’, now was as good of a time as any.

I rubbed a lemon wedge on my underarms and waited for something to happen.

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We’re Having A …

 

BOY!

 
Baby Luca Announcement

 

It’s time to even the score around here. Daddy will have a son, and we’ll be reproductively tied 3 to 3 for the occupants of Chez Nervo.

Well, except for poor Smokey cat. He’s been neutered.

Originally hoping for another girl, we’re all on Cloud 9 about our little Luca who will join us via homebirth in frosty January.

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Stop the Self-Pity: How to Feel Good about Your Healing Diet (a personal testimonial)

Stop the Self-Pity: How to Feel Good about Your Healing Diet (a personal testimonial)

Note from Jennifer: Today’s wonderful story comes from a friend and client who is one of my favorite writers.

She understands the emotional ups and downs and heartbreak that can come with removing food […]