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  1. Baby
    The decision to be 'done' is a hard one. A personal one. One that often leaves people judging or questioning, no matter what you decide. We remember the thoughts of a mama who was real and vulnerable for us. --A Guest Post By A Mama Who Wished To Remain Anonymous-- I have five children, and...
  2. Baby
    It's impossible to avoid: Coronavirus exists and you need to protect yourself! And, if you find yourself pregnant during this global health crisis, you may, out of concern, turn to antimicrobial sanitizer. But research does NOT back that up, and actually suggests that pregnant women should...
  3. Baby
    If you were to ask me, the best season to be blessed with a newborn baby is ANY season. Although, when looking through the lens of health risks, research reveals that some birth months may be better than others. I find it quite interesting that researchers have found links between many health...
  4. Baby
    We were rushing out the door, scrambling to get big kids to the babysitter so that I could attend my six-week postpartum checkup. No one was listening. I had asked them repeatedly to follow instructions, but it hadn't seemed to register. I resorted to bellowing, adopting the distinct inflection...
  5. Pregnancy & Birth
    Laws, policies, and societal attitudes toward pregnant women vary widely around the world, but some countries, like South Korea, offer more support to pregnant women. South Korea, a populous industrialized nation in Asia, has been struggling with lagging birth rates for years, with a fertility...
  6. Baby
    The Bradley Method for natural childbirth prepares expecting mothers (and their coaches) for childbirth through education, breathing, relaxation, nutrition, and exercise. When I became pregnant with my first son, I honestly had no clue what to expect from childbirth. I had seen extremely...
  7. Green Goods
    There is a lot of varied information on the topic of "getting pregnant." I spoke to my friend and reproductive health mentor, Dawn Leonard, about her important role in helping women understand their reproductive health. Here's my interview with Dawn Leonard: Q.What are the benefits of working...
  8. Green Goods
    From a burgeoning baby bump to painful leg cramps, getting a good night's sleep during pregnancy is no easy feat. Here are some tips to help you catch some z's. "You better get your sleep now, before the baby gets here!" I am pretty sure this seemingly helpful statement falls under the...
  9. Baby
    Ultrasound technology became a standard of care for pregnancy by the late 1970s. It is now estimated that nearly 70% of pregnant women in the United States receive at least one ultrasound scan. In recent years, many have questioned whether or not this routine procedure is always helpful or may...
  10. Pregnancy & Birth
    Over 50% of women in the United States experience strong (and often unhealthy) food cravings during pregnancy. "Who am I?" I said silently to myself as I looked down, judging my choice of afternoon snack. A can of ginger ale and a half-eaten bowl of salt and vinegar chips lay in front of me. No...
  11. Green Goods
    Herbal remedies help to heal hundreds of ailments. However, there are four herbs that pregnant women should avoid. Most herbs are safe for pregnant women to use throughout their pregnancies. You can add them to your dinner or use them to help you sleep at night. Millions of people use herbs...
  12. Pregnancy & Birth
    Ireland has an increased risk for women drinking during pregnancy - higher than any other country. The government will expand drug liaison midwives to combat the problem. Women who live in Ireland may not realize it, but they have the highest risk for drinking alcohol during their pregnancy...
  13. Green Goods
    New research is showing that pregnant women who experience high blood pressure should be aware of the signs and symptoms of stroke after the baby is born. Throughout pregnancy, the woman is the patient. But once the baby is born the primary focus shifts away from mom to the little bundle of...
  14. Family Life
    Recently, I overheard some fellow mamas discussing their child's upcoming chiropractor visits. Curious, I decided to interview Tracey Smith, a chiropractor who works with children and their families. In the past, I had always associated chiropractic care with injury. Visiting a chiropractor was...
  15. Green Goods
    A new study has found that poor sleep quality, as well as sleeping less than six hours at night, may increase a mother's risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). No mothering meme collection is complete without a jest referring to lack of sleep. Our hearts and our coffee cups are...
  16. Green Goods
    Yoga is valuable to everyone, including expectant mothers. A beautiful opportunity for self-growth, the positive effects of prenatal yoga are both immediate and long-lasting. I went to my first prenatal yoga class at six-weeks pregnant. (I am pretty sure the other mamas-to-be thought I had...
  17. Pregnancy & Birth
    The saying 'never go to the grocery store hungry' can never apply during pregnancy because--well--you're pretty much starving all of the time. But the science behind this bit of advice is real: going shopping on a empty stomach is a surefire way to end up with a whole bunch of junk food in your...
  18. Other
    The Food and Drug Administration is now advising doctors to be cautious about prescribing the oral yeast infection treatment fluconazole (also known as Diflucan) to pregnant women. This recommendation comes after the drug was found to be linked to an increased instance of miscarriage. A Danish...
  19. Breastfeeding
    I was 36 when i fell pregnant with my third child, but this time round i was blessed with a healthy baby boy after having a house full of girls! After much discussion and research i found to that breast feeding was so much more better for the baby than synthetic milk and on that note i wasn't...
  20. Baby
    My beautiful children don't remember how they came into this world, but like most mothers, I do. My daughter was born on a cold spring morning four years ago, after almost thirty-five hours of natural labor. My son came rushing into this big world almost two years ago. I went through transition...
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