Big changes coming to Naturally Knocked Up (take note!)

It’s been almost exactly five years ago since I began a little ol’ blog called Naturally Knocked Up and in that time it’s grown leaps and bounds. I’ve learned so much about myself as  I’ve gotten to know many of you and I’m so thankful for all of the information I’ve come across over the years.

My family life and my health have also drastically changed throughout the years and I’m making the decision to change and grow, both as a business and in my personal life.

Now. Before anybody gets their panties all in a bunch ……. know that I still enjoy the name “Naturally Knocked Up”. It came from a time in my life when I was 27 and tired of dealing with reproductive issues. I was tired of being serious all the time and really just wanted something funny and quirky. Over the years I’ve gotten comments from a wide range of people, some absolutely LOVE the name and other absolutely HATE the name. I had no idea it would be so controversial!

But it’s also MY name and doesn’t quite fit with what I have in store for you.

Next week, and over the next month or so, the blog will be changing names to Natural Fertility and Wellness. You won’t have to change a thing – only remember that it’s me under a new name. For those of you concerned about me changing the name:

  1. It’s still the name of my book!
  2. I still own the domain.
  3. I can change it back any time, if/when I want.

I’ll be rolling out some great new things for you, the first of the changes will be the addition of contributing writers next week. (See how MY name doesn’t quite fit?) I’ve published guest posts on the blog every once in awhile over the last few years and for the longest time I put this off. I really always wanted this blog to be all me, but the problem is, I’ve kind of lost myself along the way.

Busyness has taken over with all of the research and writing, keeping up with my inbox and simply maintaining the blog. I live my life in front of the computer screen now instead of in my kitchen, outside in the garden, or with my family I love so dearly. When we started a family almost seven years ago, I quit my job to be a stay at home mom so that I would be home and do all of the homemaking and teaching and raising. Not to sit in front of a computer screen while my children lived life around me. I also finally feel like I’m in the upswing of healing from adrenal fatigue and I need to do whatever I can to keep from going back to that low place.

But I love what I do here and would miss you all to much to leave my online space.

Having like-minded contributors to share with you will allow me to live my life so that I have something to share with you! Many of them are bloggers and health professionals that you already know (or should know!) and are experts in their niche. And smarter than me in sooo many areas.

I am beyond excited for this change as it means that I can still share great content with you while keeping my passion for natural health and wellness alive. I’ll still be writing, and it just may happen that while living my life I’ll be able to share more with you! You know, like recipes since I did start this as a food blog and all…….

Thank you so much for all of your support over the years. Here’s to the next five! I’m planning on it being better than ever!


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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I think it’s commendable that you are making the decision to step back and focus on your family and home. May God bless your efforts as you regroup and refocus!

  2. brennen Drake says:

    Hi Donielle,
    Kudos to you for taking efforts to regroup and refocus. I think it’ll be great!

    As for a request, I lost twins last fall to severe early onset preeclampsia (17 weeks) and was able to keep the pregnancy under tight and excellent management for 7 weeks…but at 23 weeks I had to deliver and they were too little…8 oz. due to the illness…to survive.
    Have you written on this before? If so, please point me to your article. If not, please consider it. I want to know what I can specifically do to NOT have preeclampsia again..or increase my chances of not having again and also, what, if anything can be done to address it in the midst of a severe diagnosis.
    Would be very interested in your thoughts on this. I’ve done a lot of reading and talking with professionals and I do know the stats and that there’s no official cure or known cause. I was told it has to do with how the placenta forms and attaches ….so, the momma didn’t cause it. But still, there’s a part of me that wonders if I could do more to prevent it.


    brennen Drake Reply:

    @brennen Drake, also had HELLP syndrome at the very end.

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