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Pregnancy & Iron’s Importance in Every Stage

August 13, 2019
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You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! [1] When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks like we need to add iron to the list. Iron plays a very important role in pregnancy. A low-grade or undetected deficiency can interfere with a healthy pregnancy and may even affect future pregnancies. Iron helps deliver oxygen…

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Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

June 11, 2019
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Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important addition to our collective diet….

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Third Trimester Symptoms During Pregnancy

May 19, 2018

You’re almost there, only a few months to go! You’ve made it through the nausea of the first trimester and, hopefully, you’ve had some relief recently…but now you’re heading into the final stretch and with it comes a new group of symptoms. Your baby is getting bigger every day. Although you might feel like your belly couldn’t possibly get any bigger. Your little one will grow from about 2.5 pounds to 6-9 pounds in just 12 short weeks! This fast…

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Five Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

May 12, 2018

It happened! You’ve got that positive pregnancy test in your hand and you’re about to embark on an amazing new journey. But it’s not always all rainbows and unicorns. You may be feeling constantly nauseated (the name “morning sickness” is off the mark a bit), exhausted, and constantly running to the bathroom. For some, pregnancy can be a very tough nine months. Whether this is your first, second, or sixth pregnancy, here are some tips to keep you and your…

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Bump up Your Bacteria: Probiotics Before, During and After Pregnancy

November 5, 2017
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We know there are things we can do to have a healthier pregnancy and set up our kids for success. And we want to do them all! But minimizing our stress level is just as important. Learning how to do things like maximize nutrient status and navigate maternity leave benefits can feel overwhelming, especially when paired with body aches and “baby brain.” Fortunately, there are blissfully simple actions we can take to have a healthier pregnancy and still be relaxed…

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

October 15, 2017
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It is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Women’s health topics are becoming easier to talk about, and that’s wonderful, because pregnancy and birth are topics so complex, we still do not always understand why they turn out the way they do. Once pregnant, having the healthiest possible pregnancy—and the healthiest baby—is top of mind for mothers-to-be, and makes many of us hungry for knowledge. If we lose a pregnancy or a child, that can leave a hole behind and…

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Super Mom

May 29, 2016

We have all been there. Burning the candle at both ends, multitasking until your head spins, and running from work to kid’s activities and falling exhausted into bed at night saying to yourself you have survived another day. Then the exhaustion gets worse and you are dragging yourself out of bed each day, every task feels like you are climbing a mountain, and getting off the couch to play with your children takes monumental effort. You think, “I am just…

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Bump Week!

May 11, 2016
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Written by guest blogger: Jill Anenberg Lawrence www.jillanenberg.com It doesn’t matter if it’s Wednesday anymore, I can wish you a “Happy Hump Day” for many months to come! Let’s rename it Bump Day for all our pregnant sisters out there. The good news about being pregnant, you don’t have to hold in your stomach or squeeze into that little black number for a while. No more waiting for that meal where you eat too much to unbutton your pants, go ahead…

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