When considering pregnancy or just finding out that they’re expecting, every woman wants to do whatever is best for their unborn child. Preparing their body for pregnancy and making sure that the delivery is as quick and pain-free as possible is definitely high on their list of priorities. If there is anything that can be done to avoid risks or difficulties during labor and delivery, then that’s what a soon-to-be-mom is going to do. So why is it that so few women have heard of the “pelvic floor”?
Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, once said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine by thy food.” Progressive parents understand that you don’t go to the pharmacy first but instead look to the FARMacy. While pharmaceuticals have their time and place, there are healthier, alternative options in which to turn.
Did you know that a newborn baby will spend 16-17 hours a day sleeping? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, that should be on their back to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. However, as a result, many infants are developing flat spots on the back of their heads.
While parents may not like how it looks, the bigger concern here is not cosmetic but the potential compromised neurological function from the cranial distortions. But what are parents to do? They can’t hold their baby every waking moment…or can they?
When you are expecting a baby there are numerous decisions to be made. What kind of crib do I want? Who will my pediatrician be? Do I have a birth plan in place? What kinds of things do I need to put on my registry? Should I breastfeed? Today’s blog answers some of the questions you may have around breastfeeding, the benefits of it plus some tips to overcome some common problems.
Is it just me or does November through early January feel less and less like a time of celebration and more and more like 3 months full of stress? With endless checklists, get togethers, and last minute shopping craziness this time of year can be more stressful than fun. I think it’s time we do something to get back to a happy holiday season.
Wellness has been defined as an active process of becoming aware and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. The WHO says, “it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This month’s wellness blog is all about breast health.