In pregnancy, usually less is more. But probiotics are a key nutrient for upping your health, as well as baby's. Probiotics From conception to long-term health, there is an ongoing interplay between genetics and environmental factors. During pregnancy, many of baby’s immune functions are drawn from the mother’s diet. Exchange of bacteria from the mother to the baby during … [Read more...] about No cons to probiotics in pregnancy
Did you know that men get pregnancy symptoms too?
Studies show that 50 percent of men seek treatment for their "sympathetic pregnancies." Couvade, a derivative of the Breton verb couver—to incubate—is a legitimate syndrome in which your significant other, whose empathy you may usually appreciate, complains of the same or similar symptoms to you. Of course, he doesn’t have the actual pregnancy excuse, so it might be hard to … [Read more...] about Did you know that men get pregnancy symptoms too?
Pregnancy power foods
Nutrition is of the essence, and “you are what you eat” is never as true as it is when you have a developing baby inside you. The foods you choose will nourish and help determine not only a healthy pregnancy, but also your child’s long-term health. Eating high-quality, pregnancy power foods helps both of you derive the best potential from your health. So, now that the seed … [Read more...] about Pregnancy power foods
How pregnancy sets the tone for parenting
Pregnancy is a prime opportunity to set the tone for parenting The ups and downs, the discomforts, and the joys of pregnancy are a practice round for what’s to come. It’s a great time to work on your very personal strategy for muddling through the unknown. There is no right or wrong in parenting. So, you get to start right now developing and building on a course of action and … [Read more...] about How pregnancy sets the tone for parenting
How to begin your postpartum care
"Month ten" - Postpartum care In Chinese medicine, the month after baby is born is still considered an intimate extension of your pregnancy. It is easy for everyone around you to focus primarily on the new baby during this time, and although that may be a welcome aspect of your support, in order for baby to best be taken care of right now, you need to be the focus of care and … [Read more...] about How to begin your postpartum care