Archive for 2018

  • Pregnancy Fitness

    Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

    There are so many great reasons to exercise. It helps all of us to feel better and to be healthier whether we are pregnant or not. During pregnancy, however, regular exercise and being fit can help decrease the incidence of gestational diabetes, help you to develop more stamina for labor and experience less post partum depression.

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  • Old Wives Tales

    Monday, April 9th, 2018

    Although it is supposed to torrentially rain today, Spring is coming here in Northern California. We are all sneezing and walking around with itchy eyes from all the pollen in the air. Yesterday, a young mom asked me if sneezing and coughing too much would hurt her baby or cause her water bag to break early. I told her, “No” but her question got me thinking about all the old wives’ tales I’ve heard over the years.

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  • Omega-3 and Mercury Matter Before Pregnancy

    Monday, March 5th, 2018

    Fish oil is good for us. In recent years a lot of information has come out about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. DHA and EPA omega-3s are good for fetal brain development as well as other health benefits in adults. They can be found in fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseeds and vegetable oils like canola, soybean and olive oil. Certain fortified foods such as milk, juice, bread and yogurt also have them.

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