Author Archives: mothershipwellness

How Genetically Engineered Foods Are Affecting Our Hormones, Fertility, and Offspring

(These are the speech notes that Mothership’s founder, Jaclyn Downs, gave at the March Against Monsanto. Scientific references are included at the bottom of the page) For those of you that are about thirty or older, I invite you to think back to when you were an elementary school kid and it was your birthday. […]

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Natural Selection (of feminine products)

We think about toxins in our food, but not our feminine products Most of us are aware that processed foods laden with chemicals, preservatives, dyes, texturizers and flavor enhancers are harmful to us. Many of us have even made the switch to more natural grocery items and cleaning products to the best extent we can, as they […]

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Infographic Describing What a Prenatal Doula Does

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Workshop to Upgrade Your Holiday Meals

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Lose the Juice, Give Your Kiddos Tea!

Giving our kids juice is a much better option than soda, we all know this, but juice may not be the best choice as an alternative to water and milk. Here’s why.While juice is made from fruit, it doesn’t contain the fiber needed to slow down the effects of the sugar in the blood. This can cause […]

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You’ve Been Told To Eat Organic… Even the American Medical Association Agrees.

If you mainly buy organic foods, people tend to view you as a super-granola hippie extremist/borderline conspiracy theorist. I know this because I get those looks and snarky comments often. There are a TON of studies out there that show time and time again how pesticides negatively impact the body, but they aren’t made well […]

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Three Must-Read Books For Pregnancy and Childbirth

My biggest piece of advice when selecting your pregnancy reading list: Read books that educate and empower, not make you scared. It often seems that unless you seek out alternative sources of information, the only book available for pregnant women is “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” While this book covers common routine tests and […]

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Benefits Of Baby-Wearing

1) Babywearing provides Daddy a way to share the nurturing and enhances family bonding. 2) The gentle movement and closeness to Mommy/Daddy and reminds baby of being in the womb. 3) Babywearing increases parental sensitivity to baby’s needs, as baby is right there. 4) Babywearing is known to decrease crying and fussiness, as well as increase […]

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