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Organic Red Meat: What’s Your Beef?

Monday, 01 July 2013 19:57
It is that time of year again when grilling recipes take over the hearts and minds of BBQ’ers. This usually includes some very tasty veggies, but also the rise of the ever-prominent red meat on the barbeque.  Pregnant and new mothers are hesitant to put any weirdness in their bodies-that…

The Truth Behind the Flu Vaccine

Thursday, 22 November 2012 00:16
  To Flu Shot or Not?               It’s that time of year again. Pharmacies, OB/GYNs, PCPs, and everyone in between is trying to convince you to get the flu shot to “protect your health.”  Sure, nobody wants to get the flu, but before you get stuck (or not), make…
While pregnant with my now six year old, I lived in the United States and saw an OB/GYN. Prior to becoming pregnant I had lost a lot of weight and was feeling much better about my body. But during pregnancy, with each trip to the scale, I watched my weight…

Physiological Changes During Pregnancy

Monday, 29 October 2012 08:19
Physiological Changes During Pregnancy There is a common perception that the best things in life are free; and like every viewpoint, there is probably an element of truth to it. Pregnancy brings us the best thing in life – human life. When you factor out the cost of tests and…
Morning Sickness ~ or ~ Hyperemesis Gravidarum While all have a clear understanding that "morning sickness" is something that often just comes with the territory that is "being with child," many are not as familiar with the extreme, persistent and severe phenomenon known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It is estimated that…

Healing Recipe for Your Pregnancy

Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:47
During one of my pregnancies, my midwife told me about a "groaning cake" and handed me the recipe for it. I had never heard of it before and unfortunately never tried it, but it is a great idea with a long history. There are many wives' tales and traditions surrounding…
Once you have established and met with your selected care provider, it is time to start thinking about what kinds of tests, screenings, and procedures you do and don’t want. In all likelihood, when you met with your care provider, he or she outlined the general schedule of checkups and…
Now that you have scheduled your appointments, it is important to find out how they do tests, what tests, and when. If there is informed consent then you should receive a form that states why it is recommended, whether statistically speaking is worth while, any possible side effects or contra-indications…
 Prenatal care with a midwife follows a similar schedule of meetings (monthly, bi-weekly, weekly,) and involves some of the same testing that the OB performs. The major difference between an OB and a midwife is the length and intimacy of the visits. A close friend of mine (we’ll call her…
In choosing a hospital birth, it is likely that you first choose a prenatal care provider who is connected with the hospital you were told you would be birthing at (this was surely the case for me.) It is essential that you now learn as much as you can about…
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