Fertility

Reducing Toxic Exposure at Home to Protect Hormonal Health

Reduce Toxins in the home

Ellen and I made a family decision this January – We’re dedicating 2019 to decreasing our toxic exposure. This is not our first foray into the world of toxins. For close to two decades we’ve been studying natural medicine and have made sweeping changes in our lives to improve and protect our health. In 2005, I eliminated gluten and dairy (Ellen had already). In 2011, when Ellen and I met, we committed to purchasing only …

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Pregnancy and Labor

5 Ways to Promote Labor Naturally

Many women come to me seeking help promoting labor naturally. They’re looking for ways to prepare their body and mind to encourage the natural onset and progression of labor. Many want to avoid or at the very least, minimize, the likelihood of medical interventions such as membrane sweeps, medical inductions, the need for Pitocin, and of course, Cesarean sections. Today I’m providing you with a key set of tools to help you do that and …

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Fertility

My favorite way to prepare the body for pregnancy

The months before you start trying to conceive are actually super important. Most of us don’t give these months much thought but if you plan wisely, you can increase your chances of conception and prepare your body so you can thrive during your pregnancy, all while providing your baby with the best possible opportunity for a healthy start. Pretty amazing when you think about it. So what do I think the best way to prepare …

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Pregnancy and Labor

Pregnant? Prepare Now for Breastfeeding!

I am thrilled to share a guest post with you today but my long-time friend and colleague, Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD, ICBLC, childbirth educator, labor doula, and breastfeeding counselor.  We are so lucky to have her here locally as an advocate and amazing resource for breastfeeding mothers.  Please read on to learn more about the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding. Pregnant? Prepare Now for Breastfeeding! Our new scientific understanding of the microbiome and epigenetics is helping …

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Fertility

Boston Voyager Magazine

This month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Boston Voyager Magazine. It was the first time I talk publicly about how and why I became an acupuncturist and how I came to specialize in fertility, pregnancy and women’s health. I would love for you to read the article and share it with your friends! https://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-angela-bell-acupuncture-cambridge-fresh-pond/