Natural fertility and natural pregnancy tips, herbal suggestions, and whole foods recipes can be found in Shoshanna Easling’s new book and DVD series, Making Babies.
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing this 480 page book and the DVDs over the last month and I absolutely love them! Shoshanna’s upbeat and cheerful attitude makes for the perfect teacher, and her suggestions will help you eat well and live well all while increasing your health. And will leave you thinking “I want what she’s eating/drinking/taking!”
I got my inspiration for the Making Babies series from the pregnancy and birth of my first child. I loved every stage of my pregnancy and birth! I enjoyed learning and researching when I had morning sickness and when I got indigestion. Every time I was faced with another bridge, I would research, study, learn, apply, and rise to new heights of excitement. I knew everything I did, and did not do, would make a difference with me and my growing baby. It is not always easy finding good food to eat, knowing what exercises to do, and asking the right questions to the right people, but I researched it step by step and enjoyed a healthy pregnancy and birth.
I grew up in an Amish community. Talk about making babies–whoa, they make a lot! No, I am not Amish, but I am a blood-bought child of God. Twenty-five years ago my parents were artists living in Memphis, Tennessee. They wanted to raise us five children in the country so we could learn the dying art of homemaking and the skills of country living. Hard work, herbal remedies, nutritional health, home births, and common sense were all part of the lifestyle in the Amish community. In November 2004, my husband James and I found out we were pregnant with our first child. I knew I wanted to have my baby in the soothing warmth of my own home, so I went to talk to a midwife. I had assisted in two births before I got married, and knew I wanted my children’s births to be better. With good food, the right exercises, and relaxation, the birth of Jeremiah James was WONDERFUL! The midwife that attended had been to over 350 births and said it was the best she had ever attended. Since my firstborn, I never stopped researching the wonderful world of making babies.
I have been asked many questions about healthy foods, recipes, exercises, and herbal remedies from family, friends, and customers at Bulk Herb Store. In November 2009, we got pregnant with our second child. I was so excited about my pregnancy journey. I was going to have another baby! I thought about all the horrible births I had heard about, and wanted to show women across the world how beautiful pregnancy and birth can be, so I started the Making Babies series.
Making Babies is a fresh, organic look at the simplistic beauty of pregnancy and birth. From delectable recipes, superb remedies, must-have tips, birthing exercises, and resources, to relaxing techniques, this is a fun, energetic video and book series.
The Making Babies Book and DVD series follows Shoshanna through her pregnancy, birth, and 6 months postpartum as she stays healthy and strong and builds a baby. The DVD series is packed with over 7 hours of delicious recipes, herbal remedies, pregnancy tips, Shoshanna’s birth experience and interviews with professionals: Dr. Johan Dinkelmann DC, Dr. Nancy Armetta MD, Elaine Wakeland CNM, and Dr. Jay Gordon MD, FAAP. Making Babies Book covers information that is in the Making Babies DVDs volumes 1, 2, and 3, and includes many deliciously healthy recipes, wonderful gluten-free recipes, grandma’s remedies, herbal concoctions, need-to-know facts, and a baby diary to learn and journal about your baby experience. Packed with 480 beautiful pages of research about fertility, conception, morning sickness, pregnancy, birth, nursing, postpartum issues, losing weight, and more!
Her excitement is contagious.
Literally making me want to get into my kitchen and cook as she demonstrated her recipes and herbal concoctions.
When you watch them, make sure to read the subtitles.
The book is beautiful, the photography captivating. Her attitude completely comes out in the book and it makes you want to read more, learn more, and devour more food.
The DVD and book work so well together, complimenting each other perfectly.
The book is heavy, they weren’t joking when they said it was 480 pages.
It’s like a nutrition and herbal encyclopedia for conception and pregnancy. A book that every woman of childbearing age should own, whether or not your struggle with fertility issues, and I’m happy to add it to my personal library.
Though I have left it out on the kitchen counter as well when I need inspiration for a new recipe. A few of which I’ve already tried and have been huge hits!
I love using other people’s recipes as it gets me out of my own menu rut.
(I’ll share her cashew ranch dressing later this week, and we also loved the chicken pot pie she has in there as well!)
*the photography in the Making Babies book is by Laura Newman Photography, photos used on this post with permission by Bulk Herb Store. Do not copy.