Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Natural Remedies for Pregnancy-Part 2-Interview with Shonda Parker

Part two of our interview with Shonda Parker, master herbalist and author of "Naturally Healthy Pregnancy" (among others) covers safe, complimentary solutions to more common pregnancy complaints such as sleep issues, dealing with diarrhea and constipation, hemorrhoids, and GBS (group beta streptococcus). We also talk about how you can find other natural remedies, not only for pregnancy, but for your entire family in her books. Shonda discusses her Intimate Solutions products, available on her website and her herbal courses for those who desire to further their knowledge in this area.

Shonda Parker's Naturally Healthy website
Intimate Solutions
TriLight Herbs-Pregnancy Safe

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Natural Remedies for Pregnancy-Part 1, Interview with Shonda Parker

If you are interested in dealing with some of the common complaints of pregnancy naturally, they you will enjoy this two part interview with author and master herbalist, Shonda Parker. Shonda wrote "Naturally Healthy Pregnancy", "Mommy Diagnostics" and "Naturally Healthy Woman" and has a new book coming out Feb. 2009 with co-writer, Vickilynn Haycraft called "Naturally Healthy Cuisine, Real Food for Real Families".

In this first half, we discuss why it is important to make informed choices about your own health, achieving a healthy lifestyle pre-conception, fertility issues, morning sickness, heartburn and sinus problems during pregnancy, and well-researched natural solutions to these common complaints.

Links to sites related to this episode:
Shonda Parker's Naturally Healthy website
TriLight Herbs
Intimate Solutions

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Waterbirth with Barbara Harper-Part II

The second part of my interview with Barbara Harper, founder of Waterbirth International, picks up with a discussion about waterbirth in the hospital environment and how a mother can advocate for this option in her local facility. We also discuss options available if your local hospital won't offer waterbirth and Barbara's upcoming new books.

Links to today's topic:
Waterbirth International

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Waterbirth interview with Barbara Harper, RN-Part 1

This edition of Bellycast focuses on waterbirth and its many benefits. This two part interview with Barbara Harper, RN, of Waterbirth International has us discussing her own birth experiences and what compelled her to learn more about this fascinating topic. We also learned a little about the history of waterbirth, the prevalence around the world and here in the U.S. and her thoughts on the benefits and drawback of giving birth in water.

Links mentioned in today's program:
Waterbirth International
Gentle Birth Choices
Dr. Michel Odent

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