Top Pregnancy Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Dr. Greene discussing the optimal cord clamping

    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, the umbilical cord in most births in 1st-world nations is cut before your baby has received […]

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  • Dads And Doulas

    Dads & Doulas

    When it comes to dads and doulas couples can have a myriad of concerns, but the truth is both play a very important role.  As a doula and mother who knows firsthand how important dads and doulas can be, I’d like to address some of the most common concerns – because dads and doulas make […]

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    Dr. Greene at TEDxBrussels

    Last week I was honored to be one of the speakers at TEDxBrussels along with Steve Wozniak, Mitch Altman, Xavier Damman, Eri Gentry, Tito Jankowski, Peter Jansen, Jeroen Raes, Aaron Rowe, Monte Stettin, and many other personal heroes. When I was asked to speak last spring, I knew this would be the ideal opportunity to […]

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  • Is it Safe to Nurse While Pregnant

    Is it Safe to Nurse while being Pregnant?

    I have a 6 month old and I’m still nursing and I am about two weeks late. I’ve taken several pregnancy test and they all have came back negative. I am having alot pregnancy signs. Also, my milk is…

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  • Six top reasons to eat healthy while you are pregnant: Part 1

    Six top reasons to eat healthy while you are pregnant: Part 1

    If you are pregnant, you’re probably thinking a lot more about baby names and how to store up a few months of extra sleep rather than that eventual battle over broccoli when your baby becomes a toddler. Yet now may be one of your best opportunities to help him to love his vegetables!

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  • What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.

    Here is the fifth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 5: A green solution. Leafy green. Yes, we want to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy, both through simple personal choices and through public policy. But there’s also growing evidence that certain potent nutrients found in […]

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  • Pregnancy and Weight Gain

    Pregnancy and Weight Gain

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but be amazed by how much my body is going through right now in order to support and nurture a growing fetus. I know we’re all aware of this already, but women are pretty darn unbelievable (which I manage to remind my husband of quite regularly […]

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  • Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 13 - Eating for the Future

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 13 – Eating for the Future

    Eating for the Future With all that we know about tobacco, how can people still smoke? It’s easy. They’re enticed by big business; they enjoy it; it’s cool; and it’s very, very habit forming. Now for the sobering truth – poor nutritional choices cause every bit as much cancer, death, disability, and chronic disease as […]

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  • Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 10 - Calories

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 10 – Calories

    Calories “Eating for two” is an oft-repeated phrase during pregnancy. But when it comes to the additional amount that women need to eat, it is more like eating for 1.1! Okay, for some women, perhaps a bit more – but generally not as high as eating for 1.2. If you would have had a 10 […]

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  • Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 4 - The Gift of Iron

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 4 – The Gift of Iron

    The Gift of Iron Iron requirements also soar during pregnancy. Both the mother and the baby need iron to build red blood cells. A pregnant woman’s blood supply increases by 1/3 over the course of the pregnancy. Babies must grow their entire blood supply from scratch – and scratch includes iron. Iron is also a […]

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