Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Making Babies Review and Giveaway


**The Winner is: Jessica B** You have been sent an email!


Guest Post by Jennifer Allen

I had the opportunity to review the Making Babies DVD series, and the Making Babies Book as well. In the Making Babies DVD series you will be purchasing 3 DVDs for $75.00. Shoshanna Easling presents her information in a very energetic and informative manner. I was impressed with the wide range of information shared in the course of 7 hours of instructive pregnancy and postpartum help.

In Making Babies DVD Volume 1 you will find recipes, remedies, herbal concoctions, and information about pregnancy in the first trimester such as dealing with morning sickness. There is some brief information about fertility and conception.  This DVD is 2 hours 30 minutes long.

In Making Babies Volume 2 you will learn how to make healthy recipes, remedies, herb concoctions, and information about the second and third trimesters, exercise, birth preparations, and more. This DVD is 2 hours 15 minutes.

Making Babies Volume 3 is full of more healthy recipes, remedies, herbal concoctions, and information about birth, postpartum, loosing weight, getting into shape, and more. It is 2 hours 20 minutes long.

I found each DVD follows the general format of a lovely outdoor location where Shoshanna shows you how to make a herbal concoction or remedy. Following this is a pregnancy tip, followed by a recipe she shows you how to make in a beautiful indoor kitchen, and some more helpful tips. You are following along with Shoshanna during her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time. I learned a great deal of herbal information I was not aware of shared in the DVD’s.  Some of the tinctures and herbal recipes shared would be worth the purchase of the DVD’s on the merit of that information alone. I was impressed with the quality of the filming for these DVD’s.  It made watching these very pleasant, along with Shoshanna’s cheerful sharing of information. 

I enjoyed watching Shoshanna in the kitchen as she shares many healthy recipes in the DVD’s. A huge part of a healthy pregnancy and baby can be on the way you eat. I thought she shared some delicious looking recipes.  At the end I was so inspired by her recipes that I want to try and use them solely for next month's menu plan. She uses lots of vegetables and good proteins without tons of exotic items that would cost you a fortune when grocery shopping. She does feel it is best to go gluten free during portions of your pregnancy and after baby's birth so there are gluten free recipes shared as well.


Following the Making Babies DVD series is the awesome Making Babies Book available for $35. Talk about being impressed! I was blown away by this 480 page book. The minute you open the book the first thing that jumps out at you is how beautiful it is. That may sound funny, but the photography is so gorgeous throughout the book. With bright lovely photos, Shoshanna’s signature energetic style jumps out at you through the pages. 


Beyond that, the book begins following the Making Babies DVD’s. You will find the recipes and herbal remedy recipes from Making Babies DVD Volume 1, followed by the recipes for Volume 3 and 4. Moving on from there is a large section titled My Pregnancy Cookbook.  There are over 100 recipes shared running from Beverages to Breads, Desserts, Breakfast, Main Course Salads, Sauces and Condiments, Vegetables and Side Dishes. Following this is a “Did You Know” section with basic tips and suggestions shared for a healthy pregnancy. Grandma’s Remedies section covers practical recipes for pregnancy, nursing, and beyond. A Baby Diary is included with approximately 50 pages to fill in for the 1st month of pregnancy to the birth of your child. Despite the Making Babies title I would recommend this book to any woman on the basis of healthy recipes and herbal remedies alone. I know I will be using it for next month’s menu plan!









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16 Comments:

At February 29, 2012 at 8:48 AM , Anonymous Valerie D. said...

I'd be interested in any of the DVD *or* the book. My best-friend-who-might-as-well-be-my-sister, is hoping to be blessed with another child after her husband's vasectomy reversal in February 2011. We've both learned *so* much about pregnancy and childbirth since our first children were born roughly ten years ago and she's so intent on achieving a more natural (less invasive!) pregnancy, should the Lord bless them again. She's also a Celiac so the gluten-free recipes are a *huge* plus! Plus, if I get this for her...I get to snag it and glean great info too... :)

 
At February 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been wanting this since before it was released. I so hope I win.
April Garcia

 
At February 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to win the dvd's! Thanks for the chance!

Kristin Forsyth
blessed1indeed@comcast.net

 
At February 29, 2012 at 1:28 PM , Blogger Kathleen said...

I have been really wanting this, but can't b/c of money. I would love to win it!!

 
At February 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM , Anonymous Jeanette Atkinson said...

I would love to win the DVD set. With a toddler in the house, ready is aluxury I don't have much time for. I am really interested in the diet part. I would like to get my body "baby ready" so that he or she will be off to a good start if/when God decides to send us another blessing :)

 
At February 29, 2012 at 3:43 PM , Blogger ~*~Janelle~*~ said...

I actually asked for the entire set for Christmas, and didn't get it. My husband thinks that because I'm currently pregnant with baby #6, we've already got thew whole "Making Babies" thing down pat...I think I'd STILL enjoy them! :)

 
At February 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM , Blogger mary said...

I be interested in either the dvd's or the book. The recipes sound good too. We are expecting baby number 9.

 
At February 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dvds look great! I'm in my third trimester right now and would love to learn more about some of the herbs that are out there that I could be taking to restore some of this energy I'be been lacking

 
At February 29, 2012 at 11:51 PM , Blogger Gabrielle said...

Been wanting this since before it was released too! I would so love to win it! It all sounds great but i think i would like the book best.
blessings~

 
At March 1, 2012 at 12:59 AM , Anonymous AmyG said...

I would love this series and I am really wanting to try the Eden Salve!

 
At March 1, 2012 at 5:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to win the DVD set, thank you for the giveaway!

Blessings,
Brenda
pattersonmom24@aol.com

 
At March 1, 2012 at 5:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beg. herb kit would be awesome.

Blessings,
Brenda
pattersonmom24@aol.com

 
At March 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Mmolesy said...

OOOHHH! Janelle we are expecting baby #7 and I also had it on my christmas wish list and got the same reaction from MY husband! lol too funny! I would LOOOVVVEE this set. Looks great!

 
At March 2, 2012 at 5:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Shoshanna, and this set looks so helpful. I recently had my first baby, and was horribly sick day and night during my first trimester. My husband wanted me to try a natural, home birth, but I was too scared and wanted to be at a hospital. It ended up being a good thing, because our baby boy had some complications! I would love to win this, and share it with my girlfriends who are pregnant/trying too!
Bethany
Bethanyskennell@gmail.com

 
At March 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to win this too! We're patiently (some days not so patiently!) waiting Gods blessing our family with more children after hubbies reversal in 2010! Any info is helpful and appreciated :0)

Jenn

 
At March 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Kayla said...

Oooohhh...as a girl who will most likely be getting married in the near future, I would SO love to win this! I'm very interested in doing everything the natural way and love reading up on as much as I can now! Thanks!

 

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