Since my fourth child arrived in May, I’ve been pretty quiet on this site! But now that baby has reached 6 months, and life is settling into more of routine, I’m thinking about the new year. Here’s where I need your help: I would LOVE to hear your ideas of what you would like to see covered in future blog posts! I’d like to realize my goal of one post a month throughout 2018, but I could use some input as I try to sketch out a plan for the next year. I often try to post about topics that are relevant & beneficial to my clients, and for families who are considering midwifery care and/or healthful, natural living. So send me your ideas, and topics you would like to hear more about!
And here is your incentive: each person who submits an idea (either in the comments below, or on our Facebook post with this same title) will be entered into a drawing to receive a copy of one of my favorite pregnancy/birth related books that was published this year. The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Gide to Pregnancy & Childbirth is a wonderful addition to your pregnancy and birth library. Think of it as a “natural version” of the old “What to Expect” favorite. “Mama Natural” covers everything from nutritional needs, what is happening to baby & mom each week of pregnancy, how to prepare for natural birth, pros and cons of multiple caregivers and birth locations, and so many of the questions that moms wonder about during pregnancy. I think you’ll love it, and if you don’t need it yourself, you just might have a friend that would enjoy it!
So here’s the details: submissions can be entered until midnight on Sunday, December 10, and a winner will be announced on Monday, December 11 (unless a baby changes my schedule-I’m a real life midwife, so there’s always the possibility that I may have to announce the winner later!). Entries can be made below in the reply/comments section, or you can enter by leaving a comment below the facebook post with this headline. I’m looking forward to finding out what you all want to discuss, learn and/or find out more resources about in the next year. Thanks for helping me out!
Feel free to share this with friends, so they can enter too!
I’d be interested in hearing about prenatal vitamins, and your thoughts on how much diet has to do with baby size.
Also, ways to prevent gestational diabetes.
Wish it was possible to sit down and chat over coffee, now that we’re both moms. 🙂 Miss you!
Oh, Connie, I miss you too!! The other day I had a good cry about how much I was missing my “old friends”. 🙂 Life is wonderful, full, and yet sometimes I long to have one of those good ol’ chats like we did as single girls! Come see me in PA sometime!!
I’d love to have a copy of this book! Some topics I’d like to learn more about are healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy, how to increase milk supply, and emotional health, especially regarding self-care with 3 or more children.
I love all the article links that you post on Facebook, so I’d be interesting in you sharing some of the same content on the blog – maybe with some personal experiences for interest. I’d also love positive, “normal” birth stories! A lot of birth information is negative or fear-based, yet on the other side of the spectrum, sometimes it feels a bit insensitive to share a complication-free birth story (I’ve had two) when others have not experienced it. Not sure what the answer is – maybe anonymous birth stories? Either way, I’m looking forward to more blogging in the new year! 🙂