Category: Pregnancy

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...

The two vaccines most pregnant women should get are the flu shot and the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine or Tdap. The flu shot is, of course, given seasonally. It’s recommended because women’s immune systems are affected by pregnancy, and they’re more likely to get seriously sick from influenza....

Summertime is here, but it’s not all sunshine, margaritas, and sand when you have a bun in the oven: you’re likely faced with scorching hot days, swollen feet, piercing headaches and the desire to curl up in an air-conditioned room in solitude. (This scenario is not always possible, especially when...

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