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Baby Matters

4 Modules | 7 Videos | 2 Resources

From the filmmakers & founders of Food Matters, James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch bring you Baby Matters - an extended interview series featuring their personal experience with the birth of their son Hugo. From preconception to birth, and 6 months postpartum.

James & Laurentine begin their story from preconception, the challenges they faced during this time, the nutritional therapy they chose to have a natural conception, and how they overcame hormonal hurdles. During the gestational period the pair delve into their encounters with common myths and taboo topics around food & nutrition during pregnancy, including detoxing, supplementing and raw foods, and how this affected the nourishment of their baby during the growth period.

Along with pregnancy nutrition, James & Laurentine explore the concept of becoming connected to Hugo from conception to birth and discuss how they created a safe and welcoming space for Hugo’s arrival.

The Baby Matters series also includes an exclusive interview with 0-3 baby educator Ruthanne Tregaskis. Ruthanne shares her expert tips on how to nurture baby from birth to 5 months and how to prepare your home for your newborn.

Interviews:

  • Preconception Interview With James & Laurentine
  • Post Birth Interview With James & Laurentine
  • Preparing Your Home For Your Newborn - Ruthanne Tregaskis

Don’t forget to download the Baby Matters shopping list from the resources section, which features Laurentine's favorite pregnancy and baby items to help you get prepared when expecting.

Want to know more about Laurentine & James's Birth Story? Head to the resources section to download & read their birth story article

*Disclaimer

The content of this film is for your general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not rely on any advice or information given as it does not take into account your personal circumstances or any applicable medical conditions.

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Bryanna Harmel | 1 month, 1 week ago
Hello!
I'm surprised to see that you guys support the Honest Co. brand, I've heard some not so great things lately. But perhaps I heard wrong? Is there another good green brand you could recommend for baby?
Thanks!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 month, 1 week ago
Hi Bryanna, you might want to download our Baby Matters Shopping Guide from the 'Resources' section above :) Have a happy and healthy pregnancy! ♥ ~ Iris
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Amy Panetta | 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Thank you, Iris!! Perfect!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 month, 4 weeks ago
You're very much welcome, Amy! ♥ ~ Iris
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Amy Panetta | 2 months ago
Hi Jasmin - there is access to a naturopathic doctor already. However, to be informed before the appointment, what might be a couple nutrients that she could enquire with the doctor about? Vitamin D and B12 are great places to start, but would you recommend any other nutrients to get tested for? Thank you.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months ago
Hi Amy, we cannot encourage you enough to find a holistic health practitioner in your local area who will be able to support you and assess your individual needs. Here are some articles on this topic that you might find useful: http://www.foodmatters.com/article/7-preconception-tips-to-give-your-baby-the-best-start-in-life, http://www.foodmatters.com/article/10-tips-to-prepare-you-for-a-healthy-pregnancy, http://www.foodmatters.com/article/pregnancy-supplements-which-ones-really-matter, http://www.foodmatters.com/article/5-foods-that-boost-fertility, http://www.foodmatters.com/article/the-natural-infertility-answer, http://www.foodmatters.com/article/creating-healthy-babies. You might also want to check out our category here in FMTV for pregnancy & birth, loaded with inspiring and informative documentaries, interviews with experts on pregnancy, including Ina May Gaskin from "Birth Stories", plus yoga flows suitable during pregnancy and post-partum. You can check it out here: https://www.fmtv.com/i-want-to/have-a-healthy-pregnancy-and-birth. Hope this helps you out and we wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy! :) ~ Iris
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Amy Panetta | 2 months ago
Hello! I am wondering if you would suggest a number of nutrient panels to have checked by a doctor/practitioner when the mom-to-be is in her preconception period and preparing her body for conception? This would be to check for any deficiencies ahead of time so that she has plenty of time to correct the deficiency before pregnancy. Thank you very much.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 months ago
Hi Amy! I hope this online directory can be useful in trying to locate naturopathic practitioners. Understandably we do not endorse any particular medical practitioners listed below however hope that this information can act as a good starting point for you: http://www.foodmatters.com/practitioner-directory. ~ Jasmin
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Anastasia Baptista | 2 months, 1 week ago
Hi,
Thank you for this series I've really enjoyed it! Can you tell me where I can buy items mentioned in this video on preparing your home for your newborn. Such as; mobiles, rattles, toys, clothing, weaning table etc etc. Many thanks! Anastasia
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 2 months, 1 week ago | Edited 2 months, 1 week ago
Hi Anastasia, you can download the Baby Matters Shopping Guide from the 'Resources' section above. I hope this helps :) Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy! ♥ ~ Iris
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