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About Brittany Howell

Brittany is a young mom to a foster son and biological son - all within the first 14 months of her marriage to Daniel! She is passionate about family, the pro-life movement and natural living. She is also an independent Young Living representative (YL #1132811). You can contact Brittany at brittanylhowell@gmail.com.

How to Prepare for a Home Birth

If you're pregnant and want to prepare for a home birth, I would recommend Ina May Gaskin’s book Guide To Childbirth. While our spiritual beliefs differ, the practical information and encouragement to moms that their bodies are created for a natural birth is invaluable. The testimonials inspire those who may be struggling with fear of giving birth. Each medical intervention done in the hospital is discussed in detail. I learned so much and thought of the book often during labor! Prepare for a Home Birth: Supplies for Labor and Delivery With a home birth, your midwife should provide a list of supplies you will need to have on hand. It would also be nice to have a frozen meal ready for … [Read more...]

Preparing for Birth Spiritually and Emotionally

I had dreams and aspirations for the birth of my children that everything would go as planned. However, both children surprised me with an early arrival, with little time left for preparing for birth. At noon on Saturday, February 2, 2013, a friend called asking us to take custody of her nephew. What followed was a flurry of home inspections, background checks, and lots of cleaning. By 5:36pm that afternoon, a tiny trembling 8-month-old boy was placed in our arms with a little plastic bag of clothes, one blanket and a carseat. In less than 6 hours we had become parents with hardly any notice or preparation. Six months later, on Friday night, August 9th, at 11:00pm, I went into labor. No … [Read more...]

Fertility and Pregnancy – What to Eat and Why

My dream has always been to have 12 kids....so far I am about 1/6 of the way there! My husband, Daniel, and I got married in the summer of 2012 and 14 months later we had both a foster child (big surprise!) and a biological child. We know that children are a blessing from the Lord, and blessed is the man who has many of them (Psalms 127). Therefore, we are trusting God with our family size and know that He could send us children at any time….which means my body needs to always be ready to receive a little miracle from Him! This means my diet for fertility and pregnancy plays an ongoing important role. Fertility and Pregnancy - the Importance of Diet and Cleansing It’s amazing to think … [Read more...]