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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How I avoided a Pitocin induction

I was interested in natural childbirth even before I was pregnant.  When I became pregnant, I continued to go to my OB/GYN but I contacted a doula to help me as well.  My OB said she was all for me having a "natural birth," but I discovered much too late that her idea of natural and my idea of natural were not the same.

When I hit 40 weeks she started pressuring me to be induced.  That's when I made it my mission to induce myself, naturally.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spinach-Peas-Pear Puree Recipe

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I stole the idea from Plum baby food company.

Spinach, Peas, and Pear Puree

1 cup pear (about 2 normal or 1 very large)
handful of fresh spinach
1/2 cup frozen organic peas

Quarter and core pears.  Leave skin on.
Steam in a steamer basket for about 10 minutes. 
Remove from basket and allow to cool slightly.
Scrape pear from skin and mush it up.  

While pear is cooling and heat is turned off on the stove, place cleaned fresh spinach into steamer basket still in the pot.  Keep heat off, but use tongs to turn spinach as it is gently steamed.  When spinach is bright green and wilted, remove from basket.  Send spinach through a food mill by itself or coarsely chop it, mix it with pear and chop in food processor.

Cook peas per package instructions.
Send through food mill or chop in food processor.

Mix all three together!