I am often asked about the usefulness of perineal massage for expectant mothers. To be completely honest, I haven’t heard much feedback about it either way. I decided to investigate the question a bit more and see if there was any hard data on it. What Is Perineal Massage? Let’s start at the very beginning […]
I know this may come as a surprise to some of you, but soy products such as: soy milk, soy based formulas, soy cheese and soy yogurt, are extremely processed and should not be consumed. In addition, the soy protein isolates that are added to foods like Luna bars, Cliff bars and other packaged foods—are […]
Yesterday, we had a woman in class who was one day past her due date. She had a look of defeat on her face and was completely unsettled by the situation. She explained that her first baby was two weeks early so she had expected the same would be true the second time around. There […]
Creating a successful baby registry can drive you a little crazy. You need the hindsight of a veteran mom to know what you really need—but you’re a rookie! To make the process a little easier, we spoke to moms who have learned the hard way about how to get the job done right.
While I understand the desire to minimize hospital based interventions, I promise that most of what happens on labor and delivery is uncertain at best, and trying to control the delivery process can only disappoint. But, the good news is, after the delivery of your infant there are some things you can plan. I would consider everything you need for yourself and infant.
When you’re pregnant, you should be paying special attention to your nutritional needs. You and your baby need more nutrients than you did before pregnancy. Here are some guidelines for the kinds of foods you should be eating, and their nutritional benefits. Eat Spinach During pregnancy it is so important to get enough Folate (or in […]
Health conditions that affect newborns can be common, and many are easily treatable. Here are some very common birth conditions that can be treated pretty easily.
Ask any new parent if their sex life has changed postpartum. If they answer with a quick and cool “not really, why?” they are lying to your face. Or at least hiding something. Because babies. Change. Everything. It’s fairly common for new parents to struggle sexually—at least for a little while. Why does this happen, and what can you do about it?