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Pregnancy & Birth

Protecting Your Pelvic Floor

By Jacque Shannon-McNulty

During childbirth classes, as soon as everyone is comfortable and ready to get down to the nitty gritty details of birth, almost ever mom confesses an often very specific and gory fear about tearing during birth. Vaginal and perineal injury is a major concern among pregnant women. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to keep your pelvic floor strong and protect it during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum. (more…)

Prepare for Birth with Prenatal Yoga

By Karen Prior

Prepare for labor, birth, delivery with prenatal yoga

When to Start Practicing
Women should take it easy for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to allow their bodies to adjust to the changes of pregnancy. Prenatal yoga classes are for healthy women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters and can be safely attended right up until you go into labor. Consult with your physician/midwife before starting any exercise program. (more…)

Bosom Buddies: Why dad should know the facts about breastfeeding.

By PT Staff


Everyone agrees that breast is best when it comes to feeding babies. But what does it take for a woman to decide to breast-feed her baby?

The biggest influence is her husband or boyfriend. (more…)

Improve Your Fertility with Acupuncture

By Marie Myung-Ok Lee

infertility/fertility is one condition, among others, that acupuncture appears to effectively treat

The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted clinical studies on acupuncture and determined that infertility/fertility is one condition, among others, that acupuncture appears to effectively treat. The mechanisms are not entirely clear, but their studies have shown that acupuncture can increase bloodflow to the uterus as well as help balance the hormonal system. (more…)

Rose Oil: A Gift From The Flowers Of Love

By Misty Rae Cech

Ah, Wonderful Rose Oil. If there’s an aroma that more individuals find deeply moving than any other, it is the oil of rose. The scent is divinely sweet, rich, and deeply floral - exclusive to the extract of history’s most revered flower. (more…)

What We’re Buying: Felted Pregnancy or Nursing Dolls

felted pregnancy and nursing dolls

We found these super adorable dolls on Etsy.com. Nothing that we need for pregnancy and breastfeeding, but everything that we want. The shop owner says: (more…)

In the News: Researchers Urge Caution Over Using Ginseng in Early Pregnancy

By Natural Family Online

As first reported in Human Reproduction, September 25, 2003.

Ginsenoside Rb1, one of the principal active components of ginseng, was researched by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and found to cause malformations in rat embryos. Embryos exposed to high doses had fewer muscle cells, affects to the heart, limb and eye development, and significantly shorter body lengths. (more…)

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