25 Jul 5 Ways to Help Avoid a Cesarean

After a decade of an increasing rate of infants born via Cesarean section, the numbers are now leveling off according to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1). This is exciting information for expectant parents who aim...

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19 Jul So You Had a Baby, Now What? Using food as medicine post-partum to help with healing and milk production

By guest blogger Abbie Gellman, MS - nutritionist, yogi, chef, and mother Having a baby is simultaneously one of the most joyful and harrowing experiences a woman can go through. Our bodies grow, change, and nourish new life throughout pregnancy then feed and support the baby...

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21 Jun Society’s Expectations and the Stigma of Postpartum Depression

I grew up watching 80's sitcoms, namely The Cosby Show and Family Ties, where it was depicted that having a family was all comic joy with a few silly bumps in the road that could be resolved within 30 minutes. Neither of the mothers in...

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13 Jun Not Sure About Your Doctor? What To Do!

Recently after one of my Prenatal classes, a discussion formed between two students and myself; one of the women was 14 weeks, the other 25 weeks along. The students were having second thoughts about the care providers they had chosen and were thinking, at this...

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04 Jun Stabilize the Sacrum

To help identify if you are having SI (sacroiliac) joint pain, you can palpate your lower back and identify the sacrum- the flat part of the lower back above your tailbone. To the left and right of the sacrum is a small dimple, this...

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21 May Eating During Labor Should Not Be Forbidden

In the movies and on TV, laboring women are often depicted as panting, sweaty and sucking on ice chips. Luckily, that image can finally change! After years of food and fluid intake being restricted for women in labor, there has been a closer scientific look...

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