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MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information
COMMON PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS




Women go through many changes during pregnancy both physically and emotionally. Here are some common symptoms and how you can make yourself more comfortable during these nine months of pregnancy:




pregnancy fatigue


1. FATIGUE

Fatigue is common in early part and at the end of pregnancy. Your body is going through many changes, both physically and emotionally, to build this tiny human being growing inside you. You may feel extremely fatigued after doing things you are use to doing every day. Try to take naps. Also, starting an exercise program during pregnancy will also help to increase your energy levels.

MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Pregnancy Fatigue




pregnancy and morning sickness


2. MORNING SICKNESS

In the beginning months, some women experience morning sickness due to hormone changes that occur in your body during pregnancy. Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, or you may just feel like you have the flu. Unfortunately there is no cure for morning sickness, but eating small frequent meals may help.


Morning Sickness May Protect Embryos
By Charles Q. Choi,livescience.com
Posted AOL: 2008-05-19 15:05:05
Filed Under: Health News, Science News


(May 18) - As irritating as morning sickness may be for pregnant women, it may protect embryos. Doctors have long known that morning sickness - the nausea and vomiting usually experienced in early pregnancy - is actually a good sign of a healthy pregnancy, despite the discomfort it brings. Because of that, researchers say morning sickness protects mothers and embryos from things that could be dangerous. Not all pregnant women experience morning sickness, but for those who do, the symptoms peak during the time that the embryo's organ development is at the highest risk for chemical disruption. Source: www.livescience.com

However, scientists have debated whether morning sickness actually helps pregnancies succeed. It could just be an annoying byproduct of a healthy pregnancy, as pregnant women and their embryos carry out a tug of war over the body's resources.

When and why

To see which explanation might be right, scientists analyzed medical research to see when morning sickness does and does not occur. If morning sickness was just the byproduct of a healthy pregnancy, then it should accompany all healthy pregnancies. "But it doesn't," said researcher Samuel Flaxman, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Although two-thirds of pregnant women do experience morning sickness, the rest often carry their pregnancies to term.

Also, morning sickness does not seem to occur in other mammals, only humans, the researchers noted. If morning sickness was the byproduct of conflict between mother and embryo or fetus, one might expect other mammals to have it too. Instead, morning sickness is usually triggered in specific circumstances - in response to: the sight, smell, or taste of meats and strong-tasting vegetables, which were historically likely to contain foodborne microbes or birth-defect-inducing chemicals; alcohol and cigarette smoke. This all suggests morning sickness serves a useful function, evolving to protect mothers and embryos from things that may be dangerous, the researchers figure.

Also, in women who experience morning sickness, symptoms peak precisely when embryonic organ development is most susceptible to chemical disruption, between week six and week 18 of pregnancy. The reason that humans alone have morning sickness may be due to our extraordinarily broad diet in comparison to other mammals, including other primates, the scientists conjectured. Instead of evolving a range of molecules to defend against toxins, humans just evolved a way to keep away from dangerous chemicals. A better understanding of morning sickness could have important implications for how doctors handle pregnancy.

"To say that morning sickness is uncomfortable is a real understatement, and a lot of people are looking at ways to deal with it. But if nausea and vomiting truly serve a useful function, then one has to look more carefully at strategies for dealing with these symptoms," Flaxman told LiveScience. Despite decades of medical research and the widespread nature of morning sickness, little remains known about how it works, as it is of course unethical to experiment on pregnant women, and no other animals are known to experience it. "We're really interested in a more exhaustive analysis to see if morning sickness really does only occur in human beings, or whether there are other animals out there," Flaxman said.

Flaxman and his colleague Paul Sherman at Cornell University detailed their findings in the July issue of the journal American Naturalist.

2008-05-19 10:20:02


MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Morning Sickness
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Hyperemesis Gravidarum




pregnancy heartburn


3. HEARTBURN

A burning feeling in your chest and stomach, is a common complaint during pregnancy. As your baby grows inside you, and organs get pushed around to make room for baby, there is less room in your body to digest foods. Your stomach may produce more acids to digest the foods you eat. To ease heartburn during pregnancy, try eating small frequent meals throughout the day. This will make it easier for your body to digest the foods you eat. Try to avoid any foods that you know upset your stomach. Also be sure to check with your midwife or health care provider about taking an antacid to relieve any symptoms you may have.

MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Pregnancy & Heartburn
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Heartburn
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Heartburn Tips
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Heartburn
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Indigestion




pregnancy backache


4. BACK PAIN - BACKACHE

To carry the growing baby inside you, you will notice a change in your posture, and the way you walk. Towards the end of pregnancy, with the added weight of baby on your hips, you can expect to feel some back pain. This is common in pregnancy. Long back massages from your partner and warm baths may help. (Make sure the bath water is not hot) Check with your midwife or health care provider about taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help ease your backaches.

MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Pregnancy & Backaches
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Backaches Tips & Exercises
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Backache




pregnancy headaches


5. HEADACHES

Many women experience headaches throughout their pregnancy. Most likely it has to do with hormone levels and blood circulation, both of which increase throughout pregnancy. Stress may contribute to headaches as well. Discovering that you are pregnant is a life-changing occurrence, and will cause some stress and maybe some uncertainty. Exercise and cutting down of caffeine may help to reduce headaches. Check with your midwife or health care provider about taking an over the counter pain reliever as this will help ease your headaches and help other aches and pains of pregnancy as well.

MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Pregnancy & Headaches
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Headache
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Migraine




pregnancy and sciatica


6. SCIATICA

Beginning in the second trimester, some women experience a sharp shooting pain, which runs from their hip down the buttocks and the back of the leg. This pain is called Sciatica. It is caused from the weight of the uterus on the sciatica nerve. To relive the pain, try wearing a maternity belt. This will help lift the uterus off the nerve. Also, try lying on your left side to relive any pressure the uterus is putting on the nerve. Lying on your left side also helps with circulation and oxygen flow to the baby.




pregnancy constipation


7. CONSTIPATION

Another common symptom of pregnancy, constipation can be very bothersome for pregnant women. Drink plenty of water, and eat whole grains fruits and vegetables to stay regular. Ask your midwife or health care provider about taking an over the counter medication to help with constipation. Consider adding extra Fiber to your daily diet.

MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Bowel Tips
MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Constipation




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MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Pregnancy Concerns
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Mood Tips
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Skin Tips
MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Nutrition During Pregnancy
MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Candida (Yeast Infections)







CAFFEINE & B-VITAMINS


By Joy Jones
Original Link: Topic of the Week: Aspartame, Caffeine, B-Vitamins, & Insomnia
Submitted: 8/20/2008
Printed With Permission.

In my opinion, one of the biggest problems with the consumption of caffeine during pregnancy is that caffeine destroys B-Vitamins, which are essential vitamins in pregnancy. According to Adelle Davis, nutritionist and author of Let's Have Healthy Children, "Since the B-Vitamins dissolve in water, they are readily lost in urine. The stimulating effect of coffee and caffeine-containing soft drinks causes them to be washed through the body." (p. 98) She also says that a deficiency of Vitamin B-6, one of the B-vitamins, can cause or exacerbate nausea and vomiting, bad breath, headaches, dry, scaly skin, intestinal cramps, aches and cramping in the legs (especially at night), nervousness, insomnia, dizziness, irritability, dandruff, difficulty concentrating, hemorrhoids, anemia, and lowered resistance to infections. She found that all of these symptoms disappeared within 2 weeks of the volunteers being given the level of Vitamin B-6 that they needed (p. 46).

It is very easy to have a B-vitamin deficiency in pregnancy, according to Ms. Davis, because the body's need for B-Vitamins "increases immediately after conception" (p. 45). And most prescription prenatal vitamins have very low levels of B-Vitamins. Most of them have less than 5 mg of most of the B-Vitamins, while most pregnant women need 50 to 100 mg or more of the B-Vitamins, varying from B vitamin to B vitamin, and varying from woman to woman. For example, in order to help alleviate the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy a pregnant woman needs to take 10 to 25 mg of Vitamin B-6 every hour or two for a day or longer" (p. 47). Taking extra B-Vitamins can also help with insomnia, anemia, and hemorrhoids in pregnancy.

However, it should also be noted that it is important to not take either the multi-vitamin or the extra B-Vitamins after 3 PM, because the B-Vitamins in them may interfere with sleep if taken at that time of day, while they can help alleviate night-time insomnia, if they are taken before 3 PM. If you are working on alleviating nausea and vomiting with extra Vitamin B-6 supplements, you can try continuing to take them every hour or two after 3 pm, and see if your sleep is affected when you do that.

If you do decide to switch from your prescription prenatal vitamins to a health-food-store brand, the Whole Foods" brand of Prenatal Vitamins is one brand that contains more adequate levels of B-vitamins than the prescription brands do, in my opinion. However, if you decide not to switch away from your prescription brand, you can still supplement your prescription prenatal vitamin by taking that prescription multi-vitamin with breakfast, and add your extra B-Vitamins with lunch. If you do this, be sure to find a brand of B-Complex Vitamin which has all the B-vitamins in the proper balance. I suggest that you avoid the "B-25" or "B-50" or "B-100" vitamins, in which all the B-vitamins are at the same level, since that is not a safe way to take B-Vitamins. The proper proportion of B-vitamins is as follows: For every 3 mg of Vitamin B-1, there should also be 3 mg of Vitamin B-2 and Vitamin B-6; 18 mg of Pantothenic Acid, Niacinamide and PABA; 600 mg of Choline and Inositol, and 9 to 15 micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin B-12 and Biotin respectively." (p. 191) One of the Whole Foods B-Complex preparations is apparently balanced in a fashion similar to Ms. Davis' description.

The bottom line is that one of the main dangers of consuming caffeine - in coffee, tea, sodas, or chocolate - is in the fact that caffeine destroys B-vitamins, which are important nutrients in pregnancy. So even if you have only 1 cup of coffee a day, it can be destroying some of the B-vitamins that you are paying good money to put into your body, at the same time that your body's need for more B's has increased because of the pregnancy.

I recommend that you get a copy of Adelle Davis's book, Let's Have Healthy Children, from your local library, or through inter-library loan, and find out more about B-vitamins in pregnancy. I also recommend that you consult with your midwife regarding your questions about caffeine and B-vitamins.

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pregnancy insomnia



INSOMNIA & PREGNANCY

By Joy Jones

One of the big reasons that insomnia can be a problem in pregnancy is that one of the causes of insomnia can be a B-Vitamin deficiency, and it is very easy to have a B-Vitamin deficiency in pregnancy because the body's need for B-Vitamins increases soon after conception. In addition, most prescription Prenatal Vitamins have very low levels of B-Vitamin. Most of them have less than 5 mg of most of the Bs, while most pregnant women need 50 to 100 mg or more of the B-Vitamin, varying from B vitamin to B vitamin, and from woman to woman.

Another contributor to insomnia is a lack of enough Calcium (which can also cause leg cramps).

So here's my usual recipe for insomnia in pregnancy....

1) If your prenatal vitamin seems to be low in the B's, you can consider switching to the "Whole Foods" brand of Prenatal Vitamins, which has good levels of the B's and also keeps them in balance with each other. Or you can look for another health-food-store brand - one in which the B vitamins are at higher levels and are balanced with each other.

2) If you would rather stay on the prenatal multi-vitamin that you have, and it seems to be low in the B's, you can take your prenatal multi-vitamin with breakfast, and then add a Vitamin B-Complex vitamin with your lunch. Here again, I suggest a Whole Foods B-complex preparation. Look for a B-complex preparation that gives the B's in different levels, rather than a "B-50" or "B-75", etc, which give all the B's at the same level, which means that they are not in balance with each other.

3) Be sure not to take any B-vitamins after 3 pm (unless you are working on alleviating nausea and vomiting). Taking them before 3 pm helps with sleep, but taking them later than 3 pm can inhibit sleep.

4) Try to cut out all sources of caffeine from your diet, including coffee, tea, sodas, chocolate, and some brands of aspirin (which you need to avoid during pregnancy anyway), because caffeine destroys B-Vitamin, and a B-Vitamin deficiency can cause or contribute to insomnia.

5) Take 1000 mg of Calcium at bedtime. Calcium helps with sleep, and it takes about 1 to 2 hours to take effect. So if you have trouble getting to sleep, take the Calcium about 1 to 2 hours before you want to sleep. Look for a Calcium supplement that does not have Vitamin D in it, because it is easy to get too much Vitamin D in pregnancy, and you are already getting Vitamin D in your prenatal multivitamin, and in your milk products, breads, and cereals.

6) Avoid using TUMS as your Calcium supplement. TUMS is an antacid, and in order to be absorbed into your body properly, your Calcium supplement needs to be accompanied by acid or fat in your stomach. So you probably get little if any Calcium from an antacid preparation. To help your Calcium supplement absorb better, you can take it with an acid, like orange juice, or something with some fat in it, like milk or a nut butter (almond butter, cashew butter).

7) Avoid having anything with sugar in it at bedtime. Sometimes what wakes people up in the middle of the night is low blood sugar. Having sugar at bedtime gives you a blood sugar peak, and then when your insulin kicks in and does its job, you end up with a blood sugar valley in the middle of the night.

8) Do have an unsweetened Protein snack at bedtime. Protein helps stabilize your blood sugar and keep it steady all night long.

9) You can also keep a protein snack, such as a glass of milk, some cheese cubes, or crackers with a nut butter (almond, cashew, etc) at your bedside. That way, if you wake up during the night you can have some protein to help stabilize your blood sugar levels again, so that you can continue sleeping.

*Another problem with many prescription prenatal multi-vitamin preparations is that their levels of iron are too high, in my opinion. If your midwife feels that you need an Iron supplement, many midwives believe that the best source for that is Floradix, and it is available at many health food stores.

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BENEFICIAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS FOR PREGNANCY

  • A good prenatal multivitamin and mineral supplement is usually recommended by most health care practitioners and midwives for most pregnant women. Try to obtain one made from whole foods and balanced in all the vitamins and minerals needed. Read labels and compare brands until you find one suited to your specific needs.

  • One of the big reasons that insomnia can be a problem in pregnancy is that one of the causes of insomnia can be a B-Vitamin deficiency, and it is very easy to have a Vitamin B deficiency in pregnancy because the body's need for increases soon after conception. B-vitamins are water soluble and must be replaced daily. Excess is eliminated in urine. Diuretics, such as caffeine (in coffee) can cause a depletion of necessary B-Vitamins. The proper proportion of B-Vitamins is as follows: For every 3 mg of Vitamin B-1, there should also be 3 mg of Vitamins B-2 and Vitamin B-6; 18 mg of Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5), Niacinamide (Vitamin B-3) and PABA; 600 mg of Choline and Inositol, and 9 to 15 micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin B-12 and Biotin respectively.

  • Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9) helps prevent birth defects and supports pregnancy. Folic Acid is necessary precursor for the manufacture of genetic material like RNA and DNA. Folic Acid also assists in the growth and repair of tissues and in the conversion of fats and amino acids into other useful products in the body. During pregnancy, 800 mcg is recommended daily.

  • Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids strengthens blood vessels. Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids provides powerful antioxidant protection, strengthens collagen and maintains white blood cell function. Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems.

  • Vitamin E helps balance hormones. Alpha-tocopherol is the most active form of Vitamin E in humans, and is a powerful biological antioxidant. Vitamin E is a major antioxidant and the primary defense against lipid peroxidation. Antioxidants such as Vitamin E act to protect your cells against the effects of free radicals and oxidative damage. Free radicals are potentially damaging by-products of the body's metabolism. Free radicals can cause cell damage that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer.


  • MOONDRAGON'S PREGNANCY TEA RECIPE

    These four herbs are found in MoonDragon's Pregnancy Tea. The recipe is:
    Mix well and store in a glass jar in a cool dark place. Light will deplete the nutrients in the leaves. This tea can be consumed throughout pregnancy and is helpful towards the end of pregnancy to prepare for the birth. It is a good base tea to add tinctures or other remedies to during the labor and it can also be made into iced cubes and ice chips to be used by the mother during her labor. It makes a great sun tea and can be consumed cold or hot. I usually recommend about a quart a day of prepared tea. This gives the mom her fluids and helps with her nutrition. It can be used unsweetened or with a little honey added for sweetener, if desired.


  • Raspberry Leaf helps strengthen the uterus and may be taken as a tea. Red Raspberry Leaf has long been established as a female herb. The leaf tea is used by pregnant women to help prevent complications and make delivery easier. It has also been known to reduce menstrual bleeding and relieve symptoms of diarrhea. In addition to preventing complications in pregnancy, reducing menstrual bleeding, and diarrhea, Red Raspberry is used to relax uterine and intestinal spasms. It is known to strengthen uterine walls, and promote healthy nails, bones, teeth and skin. Raspberry Leaf can diminish the effects of morning sickness, false labor pains, hot flashes, and menstrual cramps. Using Raspberry Leaf after childbirth helps decrease uterine swelling and reduces postpartum bleeding. Small children can drink Raspberry Leaf tea for vomiting, dysentery, and diarrhea. The warm tea also soothes sore throats, mouth ulcers, bleeding gums, and canker sores. Pour one cup of boiling water over 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried Raspberry Leaf, steep for 10 minutes, and then sweeten to taste. Drink 2 to 3 cups daily while pregnant.

  • Alfalfa, also known as Medicago sativa, lucerne, holy-hay, and trefoil, is high in iron, protein, vitamin K and is a good blood cleanser. It helps clot blood due to hemorrhaging. It is good for woman who have problems with anemia (most women do because of their blood loss during menses). Alfalfa can help lower cholesterol, balance hormones, and promote pituitary gland function. Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxifies the body, acts as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory and contains an anti-fungal agent. Alfalfa is also good for treating anemia, bone and joint disorders, colon and digestive disorders, skin disorders and ulcers. Alfalfa has shown to be beneficial in preventing endometrial and colon cancer. It has been said that it helps reduce the effects of rheumatoid arthritis and other arthritic conditions. Taking Alfalfa tablets before meals will help prevent the absorption of cholesterol. There is some evidence to suggest that Alfalfa tea can be useful in treating diabetes, stimulating appetite and for use as a general tonic. This plant works well as a food for convalescents because it gives many nutrients their body needs to heal and become strong. Alfalfa has shown some estrogenic activity and could be useful in treating problems with menstruation and menopause.

  • Nettle Leaf is high in vitamins A, C, calcium, potassium, iron and vitamin K. It is a good all around pregnancy tonic. It has a slight minty taste (it is a member of the mint family). It can be used to build the blood and supply necessary nutrition needed during the pregnancy. In the early spring when nettle first comes up and begins growing leaves, the fresh young leaves can be plucked and eaten in salads. They have not developed their "sting" yet. Later the whole plant can be harvested (be sure to wear protective gloves and clothing when harvesting) and dried. Once dried, the leaves lose their sting and can be used in teas.

  • Peppermint is a good herb that soothes and helps the digestive system. It is helpful for nausea and gastric upset. Make sure your Peppermint is strongly aromatic (it should have a strong peppermint scent to it). Added to teas, it can add a nice minty flavor to otherwise "green-tasting" teas.

  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale; Gan Jiang) has been used safely for thousands of years in a wide range of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbal formulas that benefit the stomach and promote digestive function. Ginger is also used in these formulas as an agent to carry or reinforce the actions of other digestive herbs. It is considered to be a warming herb as it enhances circulation and absorption. Ginger is essential for the reduction and frequency of morning sickness, upset stomach, seasickness, and motion sickness. It is also used expel gas (relieving flatulent colic) from the intestines and to help reduce fevers and lessen symptoms of colds. It is soothing to the digestive tract. Ginger tea can be made by slicing the fresh root into small pieces and added to hot water or milk to steep. It has a slightly "spicy" flavor to it. Ginger can be obtained in candied pieces and popped in your mouth if you are having indigestion problems. A standard dose for most purposes is 1 to 4 grams of powdered Ginger taken daily in 2 to 4 divided doses. Prepare a dose of Ginger infusion by taking 10 to 30 grains or 1 ounce of Ginger powder or bruised root and adding it to a pint of boiling water, take 1 or 2 fluid ounces at a time. In acute colds the entire train of symptoms may be aborted in a single night, by advising the patient to take a hot mustard foot bath at bedtime, while the body, prepared for bed, is wrapped in warm blankets. During the foot bath the patient should drink a glass or two of hot water, each of which contains half of a dram of the tincture of Ginger. To prevent motion sickness, begin treatment 1 or 2 days before the trip, and continue taking it throughout the travel period. Make Ginger tea from the boiled Ginger root as a remedy for nausea associated with pregnancy. Chilled, carbonated, and sweetened Ginger tea is the original form of ginger ale, the famous anti-nausea beverage. Powdered Ginger can be used in the tea instead of the root. Ginger is contraindicated for people with gallstones and should only be used after consultation with a health care provider.



  • GINGER TEA RECIPE

    4 cups of water 2 inch piece of fresh Ginger root.
    Honey and Lemon are optional.

    Peel the Ginger root and slice it into thin slices. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the tea. Add Honey and Lemon to taste.

    Note: Keep in mind that if you are making this tea to strengthen the immune system and ward off colds and flu, sweeteners are not recommended. Ginger milk can be done the same way, substituting milk for water. This is good for warming the system up after being in the cold and is soothing to the stomach too. I often made ginger milk after shoveling snow off the sidewalk and needing to be warmed up. You could also add a dash of Cinnamon, if desired to the ginger milk.



    RECOMMENDED PREGNANCY NUTRIENT PRODUCTS


  • Alfalfa Herbal Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Biotin Supplement Products
  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Choline Supplement Products
  • Fiber Supplement Products
  • Floradix Supplement Products
  • Folic Acid Supplement Products
  • Ginger Herbal Products
  • Inositol Supplement Products
  • Iron Supplement Products
  • Nettle Herbal Products
  • PABA Supplement Products
  • Peppermint Herbal Products
  • Prenatal Vitamin & Mineral Supplement Products
  • Protein Supplement Products
  • Red Rasberry Herbal Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-2 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3 (Niacin & Niacinamide) Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products





  • PREGNANCY AND FOOD CONCERNS

    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Herbs During Pregnancy
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety, Preparation & Storage
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Allergy Links
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Functional Foods & Food Technology Links
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Allergies
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Pregnancy Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Folic Acid Facts
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Anemia During Pregnancy
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Anemia - Folic Acid Deficiency
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Anemia - Iron Deficiency





    HELPFUL REMEDIES DURING PREGNANCY LINKS

    For more information regarding helpful remedies during pregnancy, see the links below:

    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Morning Sickness
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Morning Sickness Homeopathic Remedies
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Pregnancy Concerns
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Gestational Diabetes Index
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Heartburn
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Heartburn Tips
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Toxemia (Preelampsia/Eclampsia)
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Skin Tips
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Mood Tips
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Miscarriage
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Bowel Tips (Hemorrhoids & Constipation)
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Anemia During Pregnancy
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information & Pregnancy Guidelines

    OTHER LINKS ABOUT PREGNANCY & HERBS

    Midwife Archives: Herbs During Pregnancy
    Childbirth.org: Natural Remedies During Pregnancy
    Henrietta's Herbal Homepage
    Birth Matters Midwifery: Herbs and Pregnancy
    Trilightherbs.com: Herbal Safety Guide & Cautions for Usage





    PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Alfalfa Herbal Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Biotin Supplement Products
  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Choline Supplement Products
  • Fiber Supplement Products
  • Floradix Supplement Products
  • Folic Acid Supplement Products
  • Ginger Herbal Products
  • Inositol Supplement Products
  • Iron Supplement Products
  • Nettle Herbal Products
  • PABA Supplement Products

  • Peppermint Herbal Products
  • Prenatal Supplement Products
  • Protein Supplement Products
  • Red Rasberry Herbal Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Products
  • Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-2 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products






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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
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    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
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    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
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    Clove Oil
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    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
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    Rosemary Oil
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    Sage Oil
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    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
    Healing Baths For Colds
    Aromatherapy
    Herbal Cleansers
    Using Essential Oils


    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Arnica Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
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