You’ve Got What It Takes
We now know that your baby’s first 1000 days have the greatest impact on lifelong health. These first 1000 days can be broken down into the 4 Building Blocks of Baby Wellness:
- Foods That Nourish
- The Baby Microbiome
- Secure Attachment
- Mama Wellness
I believe that you can do a lot to support your baby’s wellbeing — beginning with these four building blocks. In my free 12-part Baby Wellness Essentials email series I talk about these four essential keys. And to keep things simple, I focus on natural tips that are backed by science.
My Name Is Megan Garcia
Professionally, I write for others and I use this space to talk about baby health. I also work with Chinese herbs and Chinese massage. I have a bachelor’s degree in American Literature from UCLA and a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine.
While studying oriental medicine — which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage — I felt drawn to the relationship between physical health and emotional wellbeing. This led me to explore meditation and mindfulness. I also got into the habit of reading scientific journals, as a way to deepen my understanding of the human body.
When I learned I was pregnant in 2011, my attention turned towards prenatal wellness and child development.
I discovered that those first years of a child’s life are precious. They lay the groundwork for a lifetime of health. Everything from antibiotic use to postpartum depression affects how your child develops.
Today, I am more passionate than ever about the “window” in a child’s life that begins in the womb and ends in early childhood.
Let’s Be Friends
Every so often I share breaking news and science about baby wellness on my blog and through Instagram. If you would like to geek out with me over email, get on the list and become a member of the Baby Wellness Library. In the Library, you will find a collection of eBooks and guides that you can print out, use, and share.
If you have any questions, personal comments around blog material, or would just like to say “hi,” you can reach me here: email@example.com.