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Bananas in Coconut Milk: Simple Flavors for a Delicate Stomach

Morning sickness is caused by the hormones that support your pregnancy, so feeling constantly nauseated is actually a good thing (in a really bad, stomach-churning way). Nevertheless, wobbly first-trimester tummies need special treatment. Try this comforting banana dessert, which supplies great nutrition for both you and your resident fetus. The...

Did I Cause my Baby's Separation Anxiety?

Did I cause my baby's separation anxiety?   My baby is only happy when I'm within arm's reach. If I dare to leave the room, she cries as if I've left the country! I can't even so much as take a shower these days, let alone leave the house without...

Depression During Pregnancy and Child Aggression

A new, British study was recently released that showed a possible link between a woman's depression during pregnancy and later teenage aggression in her children. Although it is vitally important to continually research the subject of pre and postnatal depression, I am critical of this particular study. The subject...

Pregnancy and Body Scrubs: A Guide to Safe Scrubbing

Is it safe to get a body scrub during pregnancy? The short answer is yes, it’s safe to get a body scrub while you’re pregnant (although comfortable is another matter). The salt or sugar on the outside of your skin is unlikely to do anything to the inside because it doesn’t...

B&P on Eye on the Bay

Barefoot & Pregnant @ Hotel Los Gatos & Spa Elia was featured on CBS5's Eye on the Bay August 7, 2009. Watch the video

B&P on Today Show

Barefoot & Pregnant @ Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa was featured on NBC’s Today Show August 15, 2006. Watch the video  

B&P on View from the Bay - February 5, 2010

Barefoot & Pregnant @ Hotel Healdsburg & Spa was featured on ABC7's View from the Bay February 5, 2010. Watch the video

Mocktails From Glow Mama: Chocolate Valentini

Ingredients: 2 oz melted chocolate (or chocolate sauce)1 oz Glow Mama 1 oz club soda (or Sprite for a sweeter option)1 oz Half-n-half creammelted chocolate to rim the glass Directions: Carefully melt the chocolate and pour into the bottom of a martini glass, using the rest to rim the edge of the glass (and coat any fresh fruit garnish).  Mix...

Getting Your Head Around Your New Body

Who'd have thought your boobs could actually get bigger? Well, you have a new baby and, surprise, surprise, you have a new body too. If you're more than a little shocked by the woman that you see in the mirror, reassure yourself that this is merely your transitional body as,...

A Miracle Birth

Childbirth is an amazing time in a woman's life - in a family's life. And, there is no question that childbirth in America is far from perfect. We have a disturbing acceptance of the "medicalization" of birth, far too many interventions and an exorbitantly high cesarean section rate. There is no...