How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy {Guide}

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Whether you are just starting on your pregnancy journey, thinking about becoming pregnant for the first time, or already a mother, Birth Eat Love is here to give you support and access to timeless birth wisdom that will help guide you on your journey.  Having a healthy pregnancy and positive birth experience IS possible! You just have to prepare your mind, body and spirit!

While there are lots of medical guides on how to have a healthy pregnancy, this one is from a Moms perspective. These are the pregnancy tips that I have found most helpful for achieving a glowing pregnancy and healthy baby.

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Developing Healthy Pregnancy Habits from the Start

Start Here with our Best Healthy Pregnancy Resources!

All of the tips you will find here are based on real experiences as a Mom of 16 years. The content of this site is meant for informational purposes only. Please consult your care provider when making decisions regarding your pregnancy.

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Are you wondering how to have a healthy pregnancy? It has taken many years of research and first hand experience to gain an understanding of what it takes for a mother to have a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby.

Developing a routine with healthy habits is essential for thriving during pregnancy.

It makes pregnancy easier on you and helps your baby develop properly, and ultimately can even help you have an easier childbirth experience.

Below you will find the healthy pregnancy tips that have helped the most throughout motherhood and hopefully it can aid you on your journey as well.

Early Pregnancy Tips

Are you in your first trimester of pregnancy?

Pregnancy doesnt have to be a miserable experience! Learn the best morning sickness remedies to naturally relieve this early pregnancy symptom. Once you get morning sickness under control, things start to get a little easier.

Make sure to check out this list of essential pregnancy products that are our most recommended items for having a healthy pregnancy.

Go through this guide to how to choose a prenatal vitamin so you can be sure you can pick one that fully meets your needs.

Wanting a healthy pregnancy, but not sure exactly you have to do? This popular post will show you How to Start a Healthy Pregnancy Routine so that you can feel your best and be ready for natural childbirth!

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So many Moms worry about their changing body and weight gain during pregnancy. Want to know how to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy (from the start)? Read my best kept secret for a stretch mark free pregnancy!

First time mom? Check out the pregnancy advice from these veteran moms on how to make the most of your pregnancy experience!

Adding another baby? Read these tips for being pregnant with a toddler.

Lots of Moms like to get a weekly email update on what to expect during pregnancy. After going through bunches of series, this pregnancy week-by-week series from a natural perspective is defiantly the best for overall tips, and timely advice.

Healthy Eating for Pregnancy

Dinner recipes for pregnancy that are healthy and easy.

One thing we are SUPER passionate about here at Birth Eat Love is healthy eating! Get all our healthy pregnancy recipes here. 

If youd like to learn more about the best nutrition practices during pregnancy, there is ONE book you should definitely check out. Read my full review of this must-read pregnancy book here.  

And here is an interview with the author and nutritionist who wrote the book that shares some great advice for managing cravings and eating healthy on a budget. 

Wondering how to take care of yourself for a healthy pregnancy? The Nourishing Your Pregnant Body Series will walk you through:

Having a pregnancy grocery list can make it easier to eat healthy while pregnant. Make sure to download a copy below.

Print the pregnancy grocery list pdf, put it on your fridge and make sure to eat from the list daily for a healthier pregnancy. 

Still feeling unmotivated to make healthy changes to your pregnancy diet? This post on the real reason moms need meal planning has ways to embrace cooking and meal planning so that you can make positive lifestyle changes. 

What to Eat During Pregnancy?

It can be challenging figuring out what exactly to eat during pregnancy. So to make to easier for you, we have lots of resources that will help make it easier to get to the fun part - eating!

We have put together these articles with recipes that include the BEST foods to eat during pregnancy!

Did you know that eating one little fruit can help shorten labor? Yes, date fruit has amazing benefits during pregnancy! These 15 easy recipes will help you get your date fruit in daily!

This recipe for pregnancy energy balls is sure to be your new favorite.

Looking for healthy snack ideas? Check out this list over over 50 nutrient dense snacks prefect for hungry pregnant mamas!

Need breakfast ideas that arent cereal or muffins? Here are 7 healthy pregnancy breakfast ideas to try!

Looking for lunch ideas? Check out the Quick Guide to Lunch Ideas for Pregnancy

Want to include more superfoods in your diet? Need dinner ideas? This post includes over 20 easy and healthy dinner recipes for pregnancy!

Love your instant pot? Want to eat healthier, but have no time? This list of Instant Pot Pregnancy Recipes are all made with healthy pregnancy foods.

Want to learn how to get the best nutrition for you and your baby? Check out this online pregnancy course that will help eliminate the confusion about what to eat to optimize your pregnancy diet!

What to Drink when Pregnant?

Tired of drinking water? This list of healthy drinks for pregnancy will give you some nice alternatives.

Drinking pregnancy smoothies is a great way to boost nutrients while pregnant too.

Struggling with pregnancy aliments like acid reflux? Give apple cider vinegar for heartburn during pregnancy a try as a natural remedy.

Giving up coffee? Want to ease pregnancy symptoms? Try dandelion root tea during pregnancy.

And you must give this caffeine free Red Raspberry Leaf Pregnancy Iced Tea a try! 

In your third trimester? Whip up a batch of this labor smoothie to stay hydrated.

How to Get Ready for Labor, Delivery & Birth

Ina May Gaskin quote - birth will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.

If you want a natural birth, there are a few things you should do to prepare. Start with these natural birth tips that are vital to understand for having a smooth and easy birth.

Hoping to have a natural delivery? Preparing your body is a MUST!

These pregnancy yoga videos and these exercises to get ready for labor.

Read about the difference preparation can make in natural birth. Great read for Moms wanting a better birth this time after c section, epidural or induction.

It is recommended to take a childbirth class, especially if you are a first time mom!

Having a home birth or birth center birth? Check out this online childbirth class by Mama Natural.

Having a hospital birth? Check out the courses by Mommy Labor Nurse.

Read Positive Birth Stories for Every Woman - a collection of 20+ birth stories from around the web to help inspire your confidence to birth your way.

Consider trying red raspberry leaf tea. Its been used for centuries to help mothers prepare for birth. Read raspberry leaf tea labor stories and about the benefits to decide if its a good option for you.

Is labor getting close? Learn a how to stay calm as labor is looming!

This labor tea is a good one to make ahead to help shorten labor time!

Past your due date and want to induce naturally with foods? These labor inducing recipes can help.

Dont forget to have some labor snacks to help fuel you through labor and delivery!

Love inspirational quotes? You will love birth affirmations! Check out the printable birth affirmations in our SHOP.

What to Prepare Before Baby Arrives

Pregnant? Preparing for baby? These healthy pregnancy resources will help you prepare for natural childbirth and postpartum.

Preparing for your babys arrival is a big part of pregnancy. Especially in the third trimester.

Go through our list of things to do before baby arrives for a comprehensive look at all the ways to prepare yourself for your due date and welcoming a new baby.

Make sure to set up an easy baby registry with the products you really need and will use for your little one. Check out this list of must have baby registry items and make sure youve added these products to your registry.

Did you know you can get a free box of baby products? Go here to learn how to get your free Amazon Baby Box!

Try to be environmentally friendly with a baby can be a challenge. Find some green baby products recommendations here.

Thinking about breastfeeding? This guide to preparing for breastfeeding is so helpful for first time moms.

Baby is going to need a name! Check out these baby names inspired by places for inspiration.

Learn how to do freezer meal prep before baby so that you can still eat once they arrive.

Preparing for Postpartum

Postpartum can actually be a blissful time, if your prepare! And not just with the best baby gear and cute nursery!

Have you stocked your fridge for postpartum? Check out the Ultimate List of Postpartum Meal Ideas + Grocery List

Want a natural (and fast) recovery after having your baby? Follow the postpartum healing tips and get the products in this post!

Grab a copy of this guide on how to heal your body postpartum starting on Day 1! It has great tips and exercises from a Mom and physical therapist.

Making pre-baby freezer meals? Make sure they have ingredients that support breastfeeding! This ebook will show you how to have an epic freezer prep session all based on breastfeeding friendly foods!

 Making pre baby freezer meals? Make freezer meals that actually support breastfeeding and healing. 12 recipes with leftover suggestions and a grocery shopping list!

Printable Birth Affirmations

Affirmation for Pregnancy - use this birth affirmation to encourage and inspire you from morning sickness to labor.

Do you love word quotes? And positive inspiration? Then you will love birth affirmations!

Positive birth affirmations are a great way to prepare the mind and spirit for childbirth.  Focusing on the positive aspects of birth and developing your faith helps to clear lingering fears and anxiety about labor. And totally revolutionize you pregnancy experience!

Have you tried Birth Affirmations?

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Want to experience the full power of preparing your mind with birth affirmation?

Check out Birth Affirmations E-Course - a 14-Day program designed to help you loose the fear and gain confidence for your positive birth experience!

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