Guest Blogger

Anna Getty

Anna Getty

Not many people can sum up their life philosophy in just one word, but for Anna Getty, it’s all about balance. It’s a remarkably simple word that drives a powerful concept: finding balance in work, art, leisure, and parenting. And, on a more fundamental level, finding it in the way you eat, drink, and live.

Anna Getty is a mother of two, chef, environmental advocate and green living educator and the founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month. She has penned two books including I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas and Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic . Anna is the eco-editor of Pregnancy Magazine. She lives with her family between Los Angeles and Italy.

Anna, along with her business partner Alisa Donner, founded Pregnancy Awareness Month or PAM in of May 2008. 2010 marks the third year celebrating Pregnancy Awareness Month.

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Blog Posts by Anna Getty

  • Exercise Good for You, Good for Your Baby

    Exercise-Good for You, Good for Your Baby

    It was not long ago, just a few generations back when mother-to-be were told that exercising was not good for pregnant women. That in fact as little movement as possible was best. Unless a pregnant woman is high risk (and you must, must get your health care provider’s okay), we now know the opposite to […]

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  • Education is the Key

    Education is the Key

    There comes a time when every pregnant woman must decide what kind of birth she will want to experience. Nowadays we are blessed with many options, from a home birth to a birthing center or a hospital. But how does one choose?

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    Wrap it Up

    And then of course there is the gift wrapping. Most wrapping paper is made from virgin paper sources (non-renewable trees) and are coated with chemicals and thus are not recyclable nor safe to burn in a fireplace since they release the chemicals.

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    Gift Giving – Take the Guilt Out – Give Green

    It’s true nowadays there are so many amazing green gifts to give from organic cotton clothing, to non-toxic toys to Energy Star efficient appliances. But maybe, just maybe consider giving something home made. Like a beautiful throw pillow made from an old cashmere sweater or a pair of cufflinks made from old typewriter keys from […]

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  • Food Glorious Food

    Food Glorious Food

    In my book, I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas it was important to me to include food. As I wanted the book to be a go-to-guide for a sustainable holiday season, it was important to feature festive and (relatively) healthy recipes.

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    Keeping it Simple

    It’s been over 4 years since I last allowed myself to take part in the traditional holiday frenzy. Each year I would jump on the band wagon of racing around the city to various shopping malls and spending so much money on gifts. I bought all the seasonal store-bought decorations and wrapping paper and shipped […]

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    Getting Ready for a Green Christmas

    The holidays are a very important time for me. So is leading a green lifestyle. That is why I wrote I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas.

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  • Okay To Have Difficult Feelings

    Okay To Have Difficult Feelings

    Today during my professional baking class a fellow student looked at me and said she was not sure about the “whole baby thing”. I had just finished telling her that I had spent the last three nights staying up with my four-year-old who had a high fever.

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  • Education - Clean up and Clean out

    Education – Clean up and Clean out

    I recently learned that on average babies are being born with over 200 chemicals in their systems. This was learned by studying the cord blood of newborns. This is not meant to scare you, although it may. This bit of information is meant to get you to be proactive at any stage of parenthood, whether […]

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  • Nurture and Wellness- 5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself During Your Pregnancy…And Beyond.

    Nurture and Wellness- 5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself During Your Pregnancy…And Beyond.

    One thing of the things I did a lot during my first pregnancy, and try to do as much as I can during this pregnancy, is nap, rest, sleep whenever there was and is a spare moment. Another sound piece of advice I got was to “nap when baby naps, if you can.” I did. […]

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