I just finished reading the ebook, Well Rounded – The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Raw Food Pregnancy (by Joanna Beujekian-Steven, who co-owns Sirova.com – a great online store for raw goods). It’s a great read and I recommend it to the ladies out there wanting to have a healthy pregnancy full of nutrient dense raw foods.
Joanna does a great job of taking you by the hand and gently showing you the best foods to eat to ensure you’re filling your body with nutrients that a growing mom-n-babe team need. She addresses the deficiencies in which to be on the look-out… which supplements to take and which to avoid. She covers pregnancy vitamins… minerals… proteins, fats and other nutrients… fertility and pregnancy herbs… preparing for birth… and common pregnancy pitfalls including energy and morning sickness (from my own personal experience, when I had terrible morning-all day sickness, I embraced it. It was tough physically, but mentally I loved it as many physicians say it’s a sign of a strong pregnancy – music to my ears! Some believe, from an evolutionary standpoint, there is a correlation with it protecting the baby because it prevents mom from eating toxic foods. Another side suggests that doesn’t ring true and it’s just a part of pregnancy for many women as the baby competes for resources. For me, whether it was one or the other didn’t matter. Every day I work up with it during the vulnerable first trimester, it was a sign I was still pregnant. After losing my first pregnancy – sans morning sickness – I was more than happy to feel nauseous all day long. Plus, there is a possible tie with morning sickness and a higher child IQ. I remember saying to Greg, “Bring on the morning sickness!”).
There aren’t many books on this topic so I’m excited that Joanna, a woman I greatly respect, wrote this. Even though I’ve only just had Kamea 7 1/2 months ago, and I’m still adjusting to how hectic and crazy life as a mom can be (to even just one baby), reading this book made me want to get pregnant! LOL! Okay, not yet, but being pregnant is such a magical time that I look forward to doing it again. Thank you, Joanna, for sending this to me to read!