Ever since I told the world about being pregnant a couple weeks ago, I’ve received a huge amount of email from women who are trying to get pregnant, have been trying for a long time, or are thinking about it in the future, and they want to prepare. Until recently, I wasn’t sure it made sense to blog about the private and sometimes emotional details of my experience, but as a result of the strong response from so many women, I’ve decided to share the full story, in the hope that it might help anybody out there who is having problems getting pregnant or who is planning to put off having a baby until later in life.
In honor of women and our amazing birthing abilities, I’m drinking a Womanly Green Smoothie. As many of you know, I’m going to be “working” on becoming a mom in the (near) future. As a result, I’m starting early in taking excellent care of myself by paying extra close attention to everything that passes my lips and touches my body. I’m making a healthy and fertile playground of my body with conception on the horizon.
I love what Henry G. Bieler, M.D. wrote in his book Food Is Your Best Medicine:
“‘Doctor, is my baby all right?’ is the first question of almost every woman when her child is born. I myself have heard the question thousands of times. If every mother’s greatest wish is to have a truly healthy baby, why (in most cases) does she take such poor care of herself before the baby is born? And why does she feed her child from infancy to adulthood so improperly that illness inevitably results?”
Womanly Green Smoothie
1 cup Women’s Balancing Tea (brewed, cooled to room temperature)
6 organic strawberries
1 handful organic spinach
Blend it up and enjoy.