Wait! Don’t Wash That Newborn!

http://eco18.com/dont-wash-newborn/ Do you ever watch a television show where a baby is born and laugh as they hand the new mom a clean, approximately 8-week old baby? Most people are well-aware that babies are born with a slimy mucus-like covering on them. For years, I just assumed it was from being inside the mom’s uterus—leftoverContinue reading “Wait! Don’t Wash That Newborn!”

Omega-3s may reduce postpartum depression

http://www.examiner.com/article/omega-3s-may-reduce-postpartum-depression According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness approximately 80 percent of women experience a mood disturbance or postpartum blues following pregnancy, and up to 15 percent of women suffer from postpartum depression. A recent review published November 15, 2012 in theCanadian Journal of Psychiatry suggests that increasing their intake of omega-3 fatty acids during and after pregnancyContinue reading “Omega-3s may reduce postpartum depression”

Developing Pelvic Organ Prolapse after Childbirth: A Guest Blog

Developing Pelvic Organ Prolapse after Childbirth Nothing is more beautiful than a woman who glows during pregnancy. There is something captivating about knowing that the miracle of life is unfolding under her burgeoning abdomen. What most women don’t consider is the immense stretching and straining of pelvic tissues that allows for that tummy expansion. EvenContinue reading “Developing Pelvic Organ Prolapse after Childbirth: A Guest Blog”