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Health & Fitness

Choosing Not to Breastfeed

By Katie Wolf / 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 Katie Wolf / 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 Katie Wolf / 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 […]

Can Inflammation Teach Us About Pregnancy Stress?

By Anna Pederson / May 17, 2019

The subjects that exhibited external signs of stress, like anxious behaviors and decreased awareness of their pups, mimicked behaviors that are often found in women who are struggling with depression themselves. And when compared to other rats who were not stressed during their pregnancy, the test subjects were found to have inflammation markers on their brain tissue that indicated stress had affected the mood center, or medial prefrontal cortex.

Diet During Pregnancy

By Anna Glennon / May 16, 2019

There are so many ways you can consider pregnancy nutrition: by macronutrient values, by micronutrient values or even by categories of food. But I’d rather you focus on food quality. Focus on, real and whole foods, (closest to the way nature made them.) Think of skin, not package! If your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize it…don’t eat it! Here are the foods you should focus on: