Friday

Pursuing a Healthy Pregnancy

*Click here to read the first post in this pregnancy series.

 
Making Babies
 
Now that's a catchy title isn't it? But don't worry! This post is very family friendly (and pro-family at that!) and this material is all about helping Momma be healthy before, during and after pregnancy. I couldn't think of a better pregnancy resource to share with you in my Healthy Pregnancy Series than the Making Babies Book and DVD set from the Bulk Herb Store.



Shoshanna Easling is the gorgeous Momma who started the Bulk Herb Store and she has spent countless hours compiling so much great information that will help you and your little one to be healthy during your pregnancy. She put all of that information into one amazing book and DVD set called Making Babies.

Making Babies: The Book

The Making Babies Book has been a resource for me about a year now and I have utilized the recipes numerous times throughout this pregnancy. Some of my favorite recipes come from this book! I loved adding these delicious recipes to my meal planning schedule.

The photography in this book is beautiful and includes pictures of the prepared recipes, pictures of Shoshanna throughout her pregnancy and pictures of her and her sweet baby after she was born.
 
In addition to the recipes, there is a lot of other helpful information about what specific foods or herbs are good for. The Making Babies book has been a good resource for me as various issues have cropped up during this pregnancy.

The recipes are not limited to just things you can eat though! Shoshanna's recipes and suggestions deal with anything from foods that help you get pregnant, how to help conceive a boy or a girl, how to deal with the morning sickness, pregnancy cramps, butters for stretch marks, nursing issues and more! (Preview a Making Babies recipe here.) 

The book covers information that is in the Making Babies DVDs volumes 1,2 and 3, but is a must have in addition to the DVDs because it provides a written reference for all your recipes. "It is packed with research about fertility, conception, morning sickness, pregnancy, birth, nursing, postpartum issues, losing weight, and more."

This book would make an awesome present for a newly pregnant Momma or even for yourself if you and your husband are trying to start a family or looking to grow your family.

I have tried A LOT of the recipes in this book! Some of my favorites are: Bacon Sandwiches, Chiller for UTIs, Cracker Jacks Unboxed, Rhubarb Crisp, Florentine Omelet and more!
 
Making Babies: The DVD Series

Shoshanna is a down to earth, energetic Momma who is simply showing you in her DVDs what she does to help build a healthy baby. I enjoyed watching her DVDs as they show step-by-step instructions on how to make herbal concoctions and healthy recipes. It's a great resource, especially if you are new to herbals or making recipes from scratch. She truly inspires you to do your best to eat well for you and your baby!
  • Making Babies Volume 1 addresses fertility, conception, morning sickness and pregnancy. (Run time: 2 hr 30 min.)
  • Making Babies Volume 2 addresses healthy recipes, remedies, herb concoctions, and information about the second and third trimesters, exercises, birth prep, birth and more. (Run time: 2 hr 15 min.)
  • Making Babies Volume 3 provides recipes, remedies, herb concoctions but also information about birth, nursing, postpartum, losing weight and getting in shape. (Run time 2 hr 20 min.)

As you can tell by the length of the DVD series, Shoshanna has put much time and effort into this great resource!
If you want to take a more in-depth peek at Making Babies, check out the trailer below:



Thanks for joining me in this pregnancy series as I am pregnant with baby #4. Psalm 127:3 tells us that "Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from Him." I'm so thankful that Shoshanna has invested her time into making such a great series that truly ministers to the physical demands of a pregnant Momma and her growing baby.
 
26 weeks
 
Additional Information from the Bulk Herb Store
Bulk Herb Store carries the finest organic teas, tinctures, spices, salves, and educational resources. Live and learn well with experienced herbalist, Shoshanna Easling’s free recipes, remedies, research aid, and educational DVDs at http://www.bulkherbstore.com. At the Bulk Herb Store we want to teach you what we know and inspire you to learn and research beyond that with our homemade concoctions, our experiences, and the tested wisdom of others. It is fun, easy, and above all, a great way to keep your family healthy and happy.

 
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15 comments:

Tannis said...

I'd like this because it sounds like a whole lot of useful information. I would like to know more about using herbs and also you make the recipes sound real good!

Tannis said...

I commented on this post: http://www.purposefulhomemaking.com/2012/11/treating-ear-infections-naturally.html?m=0

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Charity said...

I would love to win this because it sounds like a great tool for healthy eating, even if you're not trying to get pregnant. Plus, I do plan to have more children in the future, and it sounds like this book contains a ton of useful information.

Charity said...

I commented here: http://www.purposefulhomemaking.com/2011/01/make-your-own-baby-wipes.html

Alissa said...

would love to win this!! Always could use great info while trying to conceive and have a health pregnancy!

joanna said...

i commented here: http://www.purposefulhomemaking.com/2010/10/crockpot-yogurt.html

joanna said...

my husband & i have been trying to conceive for quite some time, so we're always open to any help we can get!

Jodie Davis said...

I would love to win this!!

Heather B. said...

I'm pregnant with our third and I'd love to win these materials! They look fantastic! (BTW - your kiddos are adorable!)

memoriesmama said...

I would love to win because I am currently pregnant. I did buy the book, but I didn't have enough to get the DVD's and I really wanted them as well. If I did win, I would pass on the book and keep the DVD's for myself!

Becky @ purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Thanks Heather B. :) Congrats on baby #3!

Mary said...

Would love to win this! Shoshanna has a great way of sharing useful info. :)

One Southern Girl said...

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One Southern Girl said...

I'd love to have a copy to share with friends... my sister, mom and I went in together and bought a set when it first came out and when we loaned it out, always ended up calling for a recipe in the book that we needed! :)

Dovey said...

I have had my eye on these for awhile. I would LOVE to win them!

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