PRECONCEPTION

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

You've heard about antioxidant rich foods, but not 100% sure what they are and how they can help with fertility, or support a healthy pregnancy? Let's get science-y for a moment. Free radicals are electrically charged molecules that pass through cell membranes and can...

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome Mama's, I've been waiting for you! I want to tell you a little story, and if you already know me, you've surely heard parts of it here and there. A little over 4 years ago, I got pregnant and I was overjoyed! Since I was a toddler myself I wanted babies. And...

PRENATAL

The 5 Best Baby Shower Gifts for an Expecting Mom

The 5 Best Baby Shower Gifts for an Expecting Mom

If you've been to a baby shower before, you may know what I mean here, but who needs more newborn clothes, bibs, and teddy bears? What a new mom really needs is help with some meals after baby's arrival or something that will help her heal and recover after birth....

How This Image Got Me Through Childbirth

How This Image Got Me Through Childbirth

This may all sounds a little woo woo to you, but I'm going with it anyways in an attempt to help just one expecting woman have an "easier" labour or more positive birth experience. After my first birth, I had a paralyzing fear of giving birth again. My first birth...

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

You've heard about antioxidant rich foods, but not 100% sure what they are and how they can help with fertility, or support a healthy pregnancy? Let's get science-y for a moment. Free radicals are electrically charged molecules that pass through cell membranes and can...

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

We all know it can sometimes be tricky to get our toddlers and children to eat a variety of veggies, so here are a few different veggies that you can blend into a smoothie (usually) unnoticed. These are also great for a pregnant mama who is having a hard time...

5 Yoga Poses to Support Pregnancy

5 Yoga Poses to Support Pregnancy

As a prenatal Yoga instructor (at the Willow Studio in Peterborough), there are a few key yoga poses that I like to teach every class. I believe that in preparing the body to support a healthy pregnancy, you will have an advantage during childbirth. If you can join a...

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome Mama's, I've been waiting for you! I want to tell you a little story, and if you already know me, you've surely heard parts of it here and there. A little over 4 years ago, I got pregnant and I was overjoyed! Since I was a toddler myself I wanted babies. And...

10 Things I’ll Do Differently With Baby #2

10 Things I’ll Do Differently With Baby #2

Blog post originally written on emiliavida.ca by Lia on 2017/12/05 As I approach the latter stages of pregnancy and mentally prepare for baby #2, I've been thinking a lot about what I will change or do differently with my second baby. Of course it's easy to make plans...

My Prenatal Yoga Practice

My Prenatal Yoga Practice

Original post written on emiliavida.ca by Lia on 2017/10/03. I've been baking baby Lowe numero dos (#2) for 19 weeks now, It's crazy to think that we are almost half way there! I feel fortunate to continue practicing yoga throughout this pregnancy because I'm also...

POSTPARTUM

The Comparison Trap As A New Mom

The Comparison Trap As A New Mom

A quote I've heard many times and LOVE as a reminder: "Comparison is the root of all unhappiness" Anytime I find I am getting down on myself; my accomplishments, my body, my home, my parenting, I know that the root is comparison. I think growing up as a female (or...

Food + Vitamins For Healing After a C-Section

Food + Vitamins For Healing After a C-Section

C-Sections are major abdominal surgery and it still seems like the information given to postpartum moms post surgery is not ALL the information needed for optimal healing. I have not had a C-Section personally, but have friends and have spoken with lots of postpartum...

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

Why Are Antioxidants Important?

You've heard about antioxidant rich foods, but not 100% sure what they are and how they can help with fertility, or support a healthy pregnancy? Let's get science-y for a moment. Free radicals are electrically charged molecules that pass through cell membranes and can...

6 Quick, Healthy Snacks for Postpartum

6 Quick, Healthy Snacks for Postpartum

It is so hard to eat a variety of nutrient dense foods when you are newly postpartum unless you have a personal chef on staff. But this time is the most important time to get nutrients in, just as important as eating during pregnancy (some would argue more important)....

Postpartum Manifesto

Postpartum Manifesto

I prepared for my second birth and postpartum as if I was preparing to run a marathon. I went to regular counselling to work on some fear associated to the actual birth, and I prepared in any way I could for my fourth trimester by prepping meals and freezing them,...

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

We all know it can sometimes be tricky to get our toddlers and children to eat a variety of veggies, so here are a few different veggies that you can blend into a smoothie (usually) unnoticed. These are also great for a pregnant mama who is having a hard time...

7 Foods to Eat When You’re Breastfeeding

7 Foods to Eat When You’re Breastfeeding

If you are a nursing Mama and need to increase or maintain your milk supply, try adding in one or more of these galactagogues into your diet. But make sure to see a lactation consultant first if you have serious milk supply issues. Chances are, you and your baby need...

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome Mama's, I've been waiting for you! I want to tell you a little story, and if you already know me, you've surely heard parts of it here and there. A little over 4 years ago, I got pregnant and I was overjoyed! Since I was a toddler myself I wanted babies. And...

Small Routines In a Day Of Chaos

Small Routines In a Day Of Chaos

Blog originally posted on emiliavida.ca by Lia on 2018/09/26 I am such a sucker for needing some routine in my life to feel normal, productive and happy. As some of you parents know out there, it's sometimes really hard to have any normalcy in your life with children,...

BABY

The 5 Best Baby Shower Gifts for an Expecting Mom

The 5 Best Baby Shower Gifts for an Expecting Mom

If you've been to a baby shower before, you may know what I mean here, but who needs more newborn clothes, bibs, and teddy bears? What a new mom really needs is help with some meals after baby's arrival or something that will help her heal and recover after birth....

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

Sneaking Veggies into Smoothies

We all know it can sometimes be tricky to get our toddlers and children to eat a variety of veggies, so here are a few different veggies that you can blend into a smoothie (usually) unnoticed. These are also great for a pregnant mama who is having a hard time...

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome to Nourishing Mothers!

Welcome Mama's, I've been waiting for you! I want to tell you a little story, and if you already know me, you've surely heard parts of it here and there. A little over 4 years ago, I got pregnant and I was overjoyed! Since I was a toddler myself I wanted babies. And...