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    September 23, 2014
    Birth Plan Considerations

    [caption id="attachment_49061" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Joanna Orpia[/caption]   Preparing for baby can be so exciting.  Take some time during your pregnancy to plan for your labo…

    Mother and newborn sleeping in a hospital bed with skin-to-skin contact
    August 14, 2014
    11 Medical Decisions to Make for Your Baby Before Delivery (or someone else will make them for you)

    [caption id="attachment_48818" align="alignnone" width="508"] Photo by Nelson Kwok. Used by permission.[/caption]   In the first few hours of your baby’s life you will need to make 11 medical d…

    Salt and Pepper Shakers on a beautiful table.
    August 11, 2014
    Iodine Supplements? Yes! New Recommendations for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

    [caption id="attachment_48826" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Matthias Ripp. Used by permission.[/caption]   I’ve been throwing down prenatal vitamins every morning for more than a dec…

    Caucasian pre-school age girl admires her new baby sister as her mom holds her up to show it to her
    July 29, 2014
    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: Naming Your Child

    Baby names are a big deal.  There are many considerations to be made such as cultural traditions, family names and how the name will sound with the baby’s surname.  There are constituencies (famil…

    The Worst Massage Ever
    March 25, 2014
    10 Post-baby Surprises – Numbers 3-5

    Yesterday I began sharing my list of ten things that I didn't know about the first few days after having a baby. Today, I give you numbers 3, 4 and 5. 3. Please excuse me, but something has left my bo…

    Childbirth 10 things I didn't know about having a baby
    March 24, 2014
    After-birth: 10 things I didn’t know about having a baby

    Childbirth classes were something I didn’t consider to be optional when I was pregnant. With my Type A personality and the fact that I am someone who would always rather know the ugly truth than a p…

    The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy
    March 14, 2014
    1,000 Days: The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy

    Parents want their children to grow up healthy and happy, to have strong bodies and smart minds, and to reach their full potential. It’s a universal wish of every parent. And thankfully putting kids…

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    January 24, 2014
    Living Life with Postpartum Depression

    There is a large misconception that being diagnosed with PPD and beginning treatment - whether that be with prescription medication, exercise, therapy, or, whatever your personal plan may be - means t…

    Postpartum Depression is a Family Affair
    January 23, 2014
    Postpartum Depression is a Family Affair

    We've all heard the saying, "When mama's happy, everyone's happy." Or, "Happy wife, happy life." Well, I'm here to tell you that not only are they absolutely true, but they can also go both ways. The …

    Time for Action Treatment Medications and Therapy
    January 22, 2014
    Time for Action: Treatment, Medications, and Therapy

    Being diagnosed with postpartum depression is only the first step of many. Realizing that the way you feel isn't because you're a horrible mother or that you did something wrong can lift a huge weight…

    Pulling the Trigger- Symptoms & Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression
    January 21, 2014
    Pulling the Trigger: Symptoms & Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression

    Every woman's experience with postpartum depression is unique. While most women experience some form of the baby blues, one in ten women struggle with moderate to severe postpartum depression. I, unfo…

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    November 13, 2013
    Skin to Skin Contact with Your Premature Baby

    When you find out you're pregnant, the last thing you want to do is plan for a less than ideal birth. You want to share 40 weeks of blissful pregnancy, followed by a four hour labor and five minute de…

    Dr. Greene discussing the optimal cord clamping
    July 24, 2013
    The most important 90 seconds in EVERY pregnancy

    Did you know that much of your baby's blood is outside of it's body at the moment of birth? And, that in the United States and Europe, this blood will never make it to your child? You read that right,…

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    July 18, 2013
    The Micro Flora Element of Skin to Skin

    When it comes to your skin, squeaky clean is not necessarily best. Although it’s easy to equate a good lather with good health, the well-being of our entire system is dependent upon the right balanc…

    Exercise -Yoga for You and Baby
    May 2, 2013
    Exercise -Yoga for You and Baby

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month -- a month of events and media that celebrate this special time in a woman's life. The activities this year are being kicked off with the 6th Annual Signature Pregnan…

    Nutrition and Wellness
    May 1, 2013
    Nutrition and Wellness – 5 Ways to Take Care of You

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month -- a month of events and media that celebrate this special time in a woman's life. The activities this year are being kicked off with the 6th Annual Signature Pregnan…

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    April 30, 2013
    You Are What You Eat & So Is Your Baby

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month -- a month of events and media that celebrate this special time in a woman's life. The activities this year are being kicked off with the 6th Annual Signature Pregnan…

    Why Pam?
    April 29, 2013
    Why Pregnancy Awareness Month?

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month -- a month of events and media that celebrate this special time in a woman's life. The activities this year are being kicked off with the 6th Annual Signature Pregnan…

    Five Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant
    February 1, 2013
    Five Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant

    So you’re ready to be a parent. Congratulations! That’s a big decision. To give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and baby, there are a few things to do before you get pregnant. 1. …

    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: My Introduction to Orangutans and the ‘Evil Palm’
    January 31, 2013
    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: My Introduction to Orangutans and the ‘Evil Palm’

    The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old making it the oldest rainforest in the world.  It is home to 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 trees species, 221 species of terrestrial mammals…