Prenatal Care


Female belly with pregnancy stretch marks closeup on a gray background Prenatal Care

STRETCH MARKS? ELIMINATE THEM NATURALLY & QUICKLY Female belly with pregnancy stretch marks closeup on a gray background Tiger stripes—a beautiful reminder of the exceptional feat of giving birth. They are such a natural part of pregnancy and nothing to loath or be embarrassed about, but the reality is that they can take a toll on a woman’s self-esteem. Stretch marks are a form of...

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SIMPLE PREGNANCY EXERCISES Prenatal Care

SIMPLE PREGNANCY EXERCISES Want to minimize back pain during pregnancy? How about maintaining optimal energy throughout your pregnancy? Would you like a fast return to your pre-pregnancy shape after the delivery? Umm…yeah! Who wouldn’t! The secret is proper nutrition and exercise. Research proves that women who regularly exercise before and during pregnancy have less back pain, more energy, better emotional, physical and mental health, and...

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WHY OH WHY?! FACIAL HAIR GROWTH DURING PREGNANCY Prenatal Care

WHY OH WHY?! FACIAL HAIR GROWTH DURING PREGNANCY It’s a boy! Is the same said in your culture when a pregnant woman has excessive facial hair growth? A baby, whether boy or girl, is welcome but facial hair are not. Flawless, smooth skin is any woman’s dream, especially when it comes to the face. While some women are fortunate enough to have very fine facial...

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IS IT SAFE TO USE HERBS DURING PREGNANCY? Prenatal Care

IS IT SAFE TO USE HERBS DURING PREGNANCY? Herbs have been used for millennia to help restore health and vitality. Although some herbs are safe to use during pregnancy, others can be a big no-no during pregnancy because they can either promote miscarriage or interfere with the normal functioning of the body during pregnancy. Its best to err on the side of caution and work...

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HERBS TO AVOID WHILE PREGNANT Prenatal Care

HERBS TO AVOID WHILE PREGNANT Most pregnant women are no stranger to miserable common symptoms that plague pregnancy. As a naturopath I often recommend herbs to pregnant women to treat symptoms like nausea, insomnia, yeast infections, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. But are herbs really safe during pregnancy? Most of what is known about herbal use during pregnancy is based on vast historical, empirical, and observational...

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HERBAL TREATMENT FOR COMMON PREGNANCY CONCERNS Prenatal Care

HERBAL TREATMENT FOR COMMON PREGNANCY CONCERNS Pregnancy is a time of hope, love, joy, and dreams. However, the miserable symptoms that accompany pregnancy do dampen the mood somewhat. Not to mention the occasional cold and flu you will experience during the nine months. Pregnancy is a delicate time for you and your unborn child. It is best to avoid any prescription drugs, at least as...

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HAVE YOU PACKED YOUR PREGNANCY HOSPITAL BAG YET? Prenatal Care

HAVE YOU PACKED YOUR PREGNANCY HOSPITAL BAG YET? A CHECKLIST OF WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE WITH YOU As your due date approaches, there are many preparations that need to be made—mentally, emotionally, and physically. Whether it is your first baby or you have given birth before, it is best to prepare in advance. And if you are like most women I know, you probably...

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SUPPLEMENTS FOR HEALTHY PREGNANCY Prenatal Care

SUPPLEMENTS FOR HEALTHY PREGNANCY Pregnancy–that wonderful time when your body changes in ways you didn’t know possible, and all the unwanted advice you never expected to hear and are now having difficulty sorting through! Every culture has their own pregnancy myths, dos and donts and sometimes its overwhelming just to separate sense from non-sense. One of the topics surrounded by myths and confusion is the...

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YOUR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING DURING PREGNANCY Prenatal Care

YOUR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING DURING PREGNANCY Pregnancy brings a sense of dichotomy with it, especially to first-time moms. You still have social obligations, are working, paying your bills, and managing your household. Along with this you have a little person growing inside of you that you want to get acquainted with and prepare yourself for, before he or she arrives. Often, that most important aspect of...

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EXPERIENCING SKIN DISCOLORATION DURING PREGNANCY? Prenatal Care

EXPERIENCING SKIN DISCOLORATION DURING PREGNANCY? HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO Have you notices patches of dry skin appearing on your face or arms? Have your nipples, scars, and freckles gotten darker? Though you may not exactly be thrilled, the good news is, you are not alone! WHAT IS IT? It is fairly common for pregnant women to develop blotches of dry skin called Chloasma...

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