Women's Health

Breastfeeding and Probiotics

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The last several years have brought about amazing new insights into the infant microbiome – the microorganisms that make up baby’s body, especially his gut. The gut is the home of the immune system, and a good start as an...

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5 Tools Every New Mom Needs for Her Body After Baby

It took 9 months to grow that beautiful baby, and it may take 9 months to fully recover. Having some tools on hand during the immediate postpartum period can help kickstart the healing process (or at least make...

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Recovering From Childbirth: A Practical Guide from a Women’s Health Physical ...

Pregnancy and birth cause many changes to a woman’s body. While some are mechanical, others are hormonal. Recovery from pregnancy and childbirth and getting back to normal in the postpartum period can be challenging. This guide will help you discover...

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10 things your Doula wants you to know about the Postpartum Period

 Doula [doo-luh]: noun 1. a woman who assists women during labor and after childbirth. 2. a professional who provides support and assistance to individuals or families, especially during a medical or emotional crisis … Origin Mod Greek: “female servant”. (http://www.dictionary.com/doula)  Whether you...

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Breastfeeding and its link to Intelligence

No one can dispute the fact that breast milk is best for babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months.  Expectant mothers may attend breastfeeding classes or hire lactation consultants to...

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Are Probiotics Safe During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

   What are Probiotics?  Probiotics are living microorganisms that benefit health. Many of these microorganisms are bacteria, which are often thought of as something we should avoid. While there are “bad” bacteria that can cause illness, probiotics are considered “good”...

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