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Adventures in Natural Birthing

Don’t get too excited yet, neither myself (Megan) nor Ashley are pregnant.  However, I plan to be one day (of course after I marry the man of my dreams (Hi Babe!)).  Anyway, my pregnant future is imminent and being the consummate planner that I am (I am my mother’s daughter after all)  I decided to start my homework.

I have always been fascinated by pregnancy and the magic surrounding the process.  As I’ve mentioned before, my mother gave me  Dr. Christiane Northrup’s amazing book, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom a couple of years ago and the book blew my mind.  Never before had I acknowledged the extraordinary power of women’s bodies nor had I equally appreciated the wisdom that we all have intrinsically.

As I’ve started gathering information and learning from other women’s stories, I really think that an at-home water birth is for me.  I love the idea of approaching birth as the most natural event a women’s body will ever encounter.  It just feels right (that’s what I’m saying for now at least!).  Bloom Yoga Studio and Inner Birth here in Chicago are two invaluable companies that offer classes, workshops, and support to women at all stages of life whether you are a information seeker or looking to warm up your three year old to the idea of becoming a big sister.  Definitely check out the birthing stories on Inner Birth’s website, they are truly breathtaking.

Well, that’s all for now, I am so excited to keep everyone updated as this journey begins!


Even in Utero?

These days there are many products out there that make claims that they can produce small miracles to our bodies such as: keep us from aging, make us smell our best, keep us from looking pasty, make our hair shiny as ice, whiten our teeth, etc.  But do we know what they are putting in these products to make these miracles happen?  I think it’s about time we start demanding the right to know what these products contain because the chemicals they use can have some long-lasting, very serious impacts on our health.  It makes me wonder if the need to be beautiful is actually causing us more harm than beauty…

A recent study of 9 pregnant woman show that chemicals that may disrupt hormonal and development systems were present in their bodies.  These chemicals pass from mother to fetus in the womb.  Our unborn babies are affected by these chemicals that are supposed to make us feel our best?!  Our wombs are supposed to be pure and safe for our little ones, but something such as spraying perfume can cause some serious damage. This makes me irate.  This is irresponsible of the beauty industry and we must demand that we know what is being put in these products.

From now on InnerPeace Project will do our best to give recommendations on safe products for ALL.

If you have any safe recommendations, please share!

Ask Congress to protect pregnant women from cosmetic chemicals