Posts tagged pregnancy
Baby Brain & the Absentminded Mama

Considering all the ways our bodies change when we're carrying a child- our bellies grow, of course, but there's also the crazy cravings, the heightened sense of smell, the pregnancy glow, and the weeks of stomach-churning nausea- it perhaps shouldn't be surprising that pregnancy also has an effect on the brain.... CLICK PHOTO TO READ FULL POST.

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The Potential Dangers of EMF Exposure

What are the potential dangers of EMF exposure? That is the $10,000 question. And to be frank, the answer you'll get depends on whom you ask. I won't bore you with everyone's opinion on the issue, because I believe it's more important to know how to avoid problems than to focus on EVERYTHING that could possibly go wrong.

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More Than Just Chicken Soup: Natural Remedies for Colds & Flu

Just about everybody’s grandmother had the same basic prescription for treating a cold or the flu: drink plenty of fluids (staying hydrated is even more important during pregnancy, btw), get plenty of rest, sip some homemade broth or chicken soup, and up your intake of vitamin C to give the immune system a much-needed boost.

While those are all great- and important- first steps, that advice is also a little, well, basic. Knock out a cold or flu quickly with the following turbo charged remedies.

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Treat Yourself!

As soon as you announce that you're expecting; well-meaning friends, family members- even total strangers- are going to tell you the same thing again and again and again: "Enjoy [fill in the blank] while you can. Life as you know it will be over the instant you have that baby". Most roll their eyes, because surely everyone is exaggerating. Would my world really change all that drastically overnight? I mean, all newborns really do is eat, sleep, and poop, right?

Well, all of those well meaning friends, family members, and strangers... are totally right. Motherhood is often described as the best thing a woman has ever done. It takes a lot out of you, but it gives back more than you could've dreamed. 

Still, it's normal to grieve the loss of your child-free life, especially if you weren't prepared for how all-encompassing the change would be. That's why I'm giving you full permission to indulge in some much needed- and well deserved- TLC. The more we can appreciate these moments now, the more we can embrace the new and exciting life that awaits. Here are all of the things I've been told most women wish they'd done more of before baby:

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Fathers-to-be! Fundamentals of Fatherhood

You may or may not have had good modeling for an engaged father as you were growing up, but as the late Dr. Benjamin Spock once said, "The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children, the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all." In other words, if you are tuned into your inner voice, you will be a good parent to your children.

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Glucose Tolerance Test and Gestational Diabetes

You'd think that after all the tests you were offered back in the first trimester, we'd be just about done with the genetic screening by now, wouldn't you? Turns out, your doctor or midwife is just getting started.

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Battling Prenatal Insomnia?

So you've got your pillows and you're doing your best to get comfy on your left side, but every time you lie down it feels like there's a German shepherd sitting on your tummy. Better sleep, however, starts long before it's time to turn off the lights. If you're having trouble getting enough Zs, make sure to do the following:

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Prenatal Yoga 2

As a certified prenatal yoga instructor, I can help guide you through the best yoga sequences for YOUR pregnancy. Every woman's pregnancy is different and each woman has specific exercises she can do for her body. 

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