“Self-care during pregnancy is the first gift that the mother can give to her child.” —Mary Thompson, “An Ayurvedic Approach to Prenatal Care” Self-care means different things to different mamas. It can be 5 minutes out of your day or a weekend away. Having a daily or weekly self-care practice...

Living dirty for better optimal health is an idea that I’ve just been introduced to after reading “The Microbiome Solution” by Dr. Robynne Chutkan. Dr. Chutkan is a gastroenterologist working at Georgetown University Hospital and also running her own integrative health center for women. What does all of this have to...

Just in case you were wondering about how a lunar eclipse might affect your pregnancy: Across many cultures, including India, a lunar eclipse is considered harmful for pregnant women. It is believed that it can affect the well being of the foetus, leading to physical deformity, or ugly birthmarks. While...

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Chocoholics rejoice! Good news for your sweet tooth: Chocolate—particularly dark chocolate—can reduce your risk of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure. Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, CT, found that pregnant women who ate more than five servings of chocolate weekly were 40 percent less...

Living dirty for better optimal health is an idea that I’ve just been introduced to after reading “The Microbiome Solution” by Dr. Robynne Chutkan. Dr. Chutkan is a gastroenterologist working at Georgetown University Hospital and also running her own integrative health center for women. What does all of this have to...

A couple without hope becomes unexpectedly pregnant After eight years of marriage, and countless failed attempts at pregnancy, my husband and I completely lost hope of having a baby. We were living our lives in despair. Then one day I went in for my regular checkup for diabetes. My endocrinologist examined my...

“Self-care during pregnancy is the first gift that the mother can give to her child.” —Mary Thompson, “An Ayurvedic Approach to Prenatal Care” Self-care means different things to different mamas. It can be 5 minutes out of your day or a weekend away. Having a daily or weekly self-care practice...

Thinking about getting a breast pump? Check with your insurance first because you could save a lot of money! We’re chatting with our friends at Lansinoh to guide you through the process and help you determine the pump and parts needed that best benefit you and your baby! Watch our...

What foods can help (or hurt) you with your morning sickness? We’re chatting live Wendy Jo Peterson, Dietitian and Author of the Born To Eat Book! Download our FREE morning sickness shopping guide! And be sure to check out these other great resources about morning sickness… Coping with Morning Sickness,...

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