About the Author

Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 75,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives.

The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth book

Introducing the world’s first
week-by-week pregnancy guide
from a natural perspective!


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  1. wow, great news! I am an irregular fan of your blog from Europe, started following when waiting for my first baby, as you were some months ahead. Now waiting for our second to come at the beginning of November, so probably be visiting more often again! πŸ™‚

  2. Congratulations! I thought I spotted some sea-bands on your wrists a few weeks back… they never left my wrists the whole first trimester and at week #13 on the dot I took them off, exposed my sea-band tan line to the world, and said bye-bye to nausea! I hope your second trimester (and third, of course!) goes so very well. Hugs to your family!

  3. Congratulations!!! How exciting this is….
    I hope you have a very healthy and happy pregnancy.

  4. Congrats to the new addition to the family.
    My name is Kim and I live in Namibia, small country neighbouring South Africa, Africa. Yep, and I stumbled apon your YouTube videos or blog about 2yrs ago while I was in a bit of a down state as we have been trying to conceive for almost four years now. We had 2miscarriages, but your videos always made me smile on my toughest days, and your information and just random topics, well to me, are really interesting and I always make a point of watching your videos – and I enjoy each one.
    I also just wanted to ask you, which foods do you recommend while trying to conceive, as I have been on hormone therapy and even tried IUI. Sometimes I wonder if it could be anything to do with my daily nutrition. Is there anything that you have tried that you might think it could have helped?

    Well I wish you all the best with your pregnancy still and look forward to your next video.


  5. Congratulations! What a blessing. Looking forward to keeping up with your next “DIY project” over the next 6 months!

  6. Congratulations! Some how I missed this, maybe b/c I have had to work so much to train my replacement as i am getting ready to go leave with baby #2! It’s pretty exciting!

  7. Congratulations Mama and Papa Natural! Wonderful news. I look forward to the coming blog posts and videos.

  8. YAY!!! I have followed your blog for a couple years and am 13 weeks pregnant with my first baby, due Thanskgiving Day! Can’t wait to follow you on your journey!

  9. Congratulations! You don’t know me but I really like your videos, they are so helpful. And this week I was just thinking at how much you had a special glow! πŸ™‚ Pregnancy glow is the best! All the best for this pregnancy

  10. Awwwww mama! Sooooooo happy for you!!!!! Congrats! I had a feeling this was something you were gonna announce πŸ˜‰

  11. This made me laugh out loud—especially the, “So how do we feel about it?” πŸ™‚


    I hope to follow in your footsteps soon!

  12. Congrats so happy for ya

  13. my morning sickness increased with each pregnancy (3). congrats mama!!!

  14. I’m late on this announcement, but SO SO SO happy for you!
    Many blessings on you during this sacred time. It’s such an incredible journey. And may I recommend Hypnobabies homestudy course for your 2nd natural birth? Mine was amazing and, yes, virtually pain free. πŸ™‚ High fives all around to you guys!

  15. Congratulations, Genevieve! What happy news!!

  16. Congrats to you guys and lots of love.

  17. Congratulations!

  18. Congrats Mama! So happy for you. πŸ™‚

  19. Congratulations!! I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m learning a lot. I’m currently 15 wks pregnant and I’ve found your videos and links really useful! Since it’s my first pregnancy, I’ve had a lot of questions and concerns and your site has really helped. I look forward to following your journey. πŸ™‚

  20. Awww love the video it made my day Congrats wish I was closer I’d do a sign for you.

  21. Congrats!! That’s exciting!! I am also Due around Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚ November 25th is our due date. Looks like we were doing the same DIY project around the same time. πŸ˜‰

  22. Congratulations Genevieve and Mike and big brother Griffin! This really made my day! I am a little verklempt, and really looking forward to seeing you go through this pregnancy, what you will be posting, all your videos, etc. And I will be praying for a very happy, healthy, natural birth! xo

  23. Congratulations! It seems like so many people are expecting… I’m right behind you and due in December πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to all the pregnancy-related posts and videos!

  24. Wahoo!! Congrats mama!

  25. So exiting, wish you many blessings and congratulations!!!

  26. Congratulations! That is so exciting! I’m looking forward to watching you experience this pregnancy and I hope you share some stories about the differences between the first and the second! Enjoy!

  27. CONGRATS MAMA!! I am pregnant with #2 as well (end of Sept.), and am excited to do things totally different and much more crunchy this time πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to see your upcoming videos and learn what you guys do this go ’round.

    Here’s to baby #2!!

  28. You were a smart Mama to space them out a bit! Me…not so much. Congrats!

  29. So excited for you guys! I’m looking forward to seeing the videos for pregnancy #2!

  30. You are so Fabulous! Congratulations to your family. Lucky Baby! Hee hee, your news made my day πŸ™‚

  31. Congratulations to you and your family!!! The best thing you can give a child other than love, is a sibling. I loved the announcement!!! Are you hinting to a girl perhaps? That was a lovely pink and frilly backdrop. I pray that you have an easy and healthy pregnancy. If you thought you loved your Ergo baby carrier, wait until the new baby is born, carriers are a God sent invention. God bless all 4 of you.

  32. Congratulations! Our now 2 1/2 year old son was due right before Thanksgiving in 2010. Our second son was born the end of March of this year! I love having two boys! Can’t wait to hear whether your new little one is a boy or girl… do you plan on finding out?

  33. Congrats! Very Happy for you guys!

  34. Congratulations! I’m so excited for you three!

  35. Yay!! So excited for you. Been following your channel since I saw your
    video on what to eat when trying to conceive in 2010 when we were TTC.
    We’ve been blessed with 2 little boys now. Congrats to you guys πŸ™‚

  36. I am so happy for you it is always a blessing. I’m expecting mine in mid october so I know how you feel.

  37. Congrats! How wonderful!!

  38. Warmest congratulations! I look forward to following along on your journey! πŸ™‚

  39. Yay! I’m due mid-December! Congratulations! Excited to follow!

  40. CONGRATS!!! Your announcement was so creative and fun!! Did you and Mommypotamus plan this!? LOL

    • No, but it’s crazy!? Micah is 2 days younger than Griff and now she’s a 3 weeks ahead of me. It’s the WAPF recommending 3 years between baby thing. LOL!

  41. Congratulations to you on #2! I loved your announcement, it made me laugh out loud. πŸ™‚ Wishing you all the best!

  42. How awesome! Griffin is just a couple months older than my son, and were 7-8 weeks pregnant with #2! πŸ™‚ Congrats!

    • Me too! My son is about 6 months younger than Griffin and we are expecting in Mid December!!

    • Woo hoo! We’re baby making twinkies πŸ™‚

  43. Blowing a kiss right back atcha Genevieve!! I am so happy for you, Mike and Griffin. Blessings!! and very cute video. Forgive me for speaking about my announcement for a moment…yours reminded me of our announcement to our family: Christmas 2005.: “we have one last present for you. It’s homemade, it’s not ready yet and you’ll all need to share.” (any more teasers and one family member would have guessed and blurted it out). Super fun and exciting way to share the joy! It is hard to keep it in, isn’t it? Again, thrilled for you all. and you are right…it is really fun. πŸ˜‰

    • That’s an awesome way to announce! Thanks so much Joan. XO

  44. Yay!!! That’s so exciting… and I’m actually pregnant for the first time, due late October. It was an answer to a long-time prayer for my husband and me, and we are so thankful.
    It’s fun for me to be sharing this journey with some of our friends that we know in real life, and some of you that we know through your blogs (you, Mommypotamus, etc.). God bless you through these days/months!

    • WOO HOO! Super congrats to you!!!!! Mommypotamus’s Micah is 2 days younger than Griffin. We’re totally on the same schedule πŸ™‚ XO

  45. Congratulations!

  46. Congratulations! So happy for you and your family!

  47. Wow! I’m so happy for you and Mike. Your smile totally gave it away!

  48. you didn’t fool me! i knew it was coming as soon as i saw DIY πŸ˜‰


  49. Yay!!! Congratulations! I’ve been waiting for this πŸ™‚ So happy for you. We are praying for a baby #2 as well.

    • Thanks Cait! Baby dust for your second little one πŸ™‚ XO

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