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The Opioid Crisis: Postpartum Care Is Even More Crucial

By Melissa Pshuidakis / February 11, 2020

When people think of the marathon that is pregnancy, the delivery of the baby is so often thought of as the finish line. But delivery is not the finish line. As most women who have given birth and care to an infant can attest, those postpartum months are not for the faint of heart.  Aside […]

6 Truths About Waist Training Your Postpartum Body

By Melissa Pshuidakis / February 11, 2020

A new mother is going to be flooded with advice from her friends and family about what she should or should not do. Some of this advice is excellent and helpful, but some is inaccurate and can lead to confusion. These are some of the myths about breastfeeding to help you get around the inaccurate […]

California Law Rallies Postpartum Support (really) for Women

By Melissa Pshuidakis / February 11, 2020

By January, women could have access to more postpartum support than ever … literally. A new bill has hit the floors of the California state government calling for all health care plans to include coverage for post-pregnancy pelvic floor physical therapy as early as January 2021.  Assembly Bill (AB) 1904 was introduced by Assemblywoman Tasha […]

Holiday Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

By Melissa Pshuidakis / December 11, 2019

Food is a big part of the holidays, but you may need to avoid some of your favorite foods during this holiday season to keep your baby safe. Your immune system is weaker right now, making you vulnerable to some food-borne illnesses that can cross into your placenta and hurt the baby, so even though […]

Alcohol and Breastfeeding

By Melissa Pshuidakis / December 10, 2019

You have had your baby and you can finally return to enjoying the food and drinks you have not been able to have for the last nine months. One question many new mothers ask is if it is okay for them to drink alcohol while they are breastfeeding. Can You Drink While Breastfeeding? According to […]

Choosing Not to Breastfeed

By Melissa Pshuidakis / December 6, 2019

Not every woman is comfortable breast feeding, some have trouble doing it and others do not want to for their own reasons. Any woman who admits that she does not want to breastfeed is going to feel pressured by her friends, family, and even doctors for it. Unfortunately, this is another aspect of pregnancy that […]

Prescription Opioids

By Katie Wolf / November 30, 2019

These painkillers are prescribed to new mamas for anything from perineal tears to C-section incisions. The potential for developing a habit is huge and spikes every day you use them. Abuse, addiction, and even death are all part of the opioid epidemic that is spreading worldwide. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), […]

Healing from a Traumatic Childbirth

By Melissa Pshuidakis / November 20, 2019

Many pregnant women spend time dreaming about how their experience giving birth will go, especially if this is their first child. Like with many other life experiences, your expectations for it may have been formed through what you have heard from friends and family, stories posted online, and books, movies, or television. These tend to […]

Tea and Pregnancy: What Teas Are Safe?

By Melissa Pshuidakis / November 13, 2019

Pregnancy brings with it a lot of changes for every woman, including changing your diet and giving up caffeine. Some women will exchange coffee for tea when pregnant, so they still get some caffeine, but some teas can also be harmful to consume while pregnant. These are some teas that are safe to drink and […]