Top Prenatal Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Pulling the Trigger- Symptoms & Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression

    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, unfortunately, fall into the latter category. There were the overwhelming and irrational fears: thoughts that I would somehow put her in the dryer while I […]

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    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 delivery, then hold your newborn in your arms and bond. I hope that’s your experience. But […]

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  • 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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    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

    Nursing While Pregnant – Is It Safe?

    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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  • Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating… Even Before Birth

    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating … Even Before Birth

    Babies have more taste buds before birth than at any later time. Why would they be designed to form extra taste buds only for them to disappear before they are even born? Most parents think that before birth, babies get all of their nutrition through the umbilical cord. They don’t realize that babies also drink […]

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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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  • Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 3 - How Much Folate Do You Need?

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 3 – How Much Folate Do You Need?

    How Much Folate Do You Need? Preventing neural tube defects is the poster child for folate supplementation. But folate is also critically important whenever a new copy of DNA is made. Each new cell in the baby’s rapidly growing body requires a new copy of the baby’s DNA. In addition, folate is critical for the […]

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