Tori's Blog

  • Old Wives Tales

    Saturday, July 30th, 2016

    Although it is  torrentially raining today, Spring is soon to come 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…

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  • Omega-3 and Mercury Matter Before Pregnancy

    Monday, June 13th, 2016

    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…

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  • Pregnancy Fitness

    Monday, March 14th, 2016

    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…

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  • Postpartum Depression Also Happens To New Dads

    Friday, January 15th, 2016

    Depression frequently affects pregnant women and new moms. But a recent analysis of several studies involving over 2500 men, have shown that 10% of newborn fathers also experience postpartum depression.

    Men are at highest risk for depression three to…

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  • Should You Eat Soft Cheeses? Absolutely!

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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  • Happy Father’s Day

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

    I just lost my dad. Less than two weeks ago. There is no doubt in saying that it was expected, and he died of natural causes after a full and wonderful life. But as I have heard over and over,…

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  • Springtime – Labor Coping Methods

    Monday, May 18th, 2015

    Here in northern California spring-time is coming in with a whimper. No rain, lots of clouds, very cool days, all strange.  But flowers still are blooming and the amazing California poppy is everywhere. All the spring flowers have me thinking

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  • Twins and Triplets

    Sunday, April 26th, 2015

    What an incredibly wonderful day I had today. This morning I had the pleasure of being a participant in the vaginal birth of breech twin girls. This is not at all common and needs to happen in the…

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  • Sleep and Childbirth

    Monday, March 30th, 2015

    1034045_56715244_thumbIt isn’t any surprise that I don’t sleep much. Years ago, when I was seriously deciding about whether to become and OB/GYN or a Nurse-Midwife, my biggest concern was sleep. My golden sleep and whether or not I was going…

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  • All Before Coffee

    Thursday, October 30th, 2014

    Tomorrow is Halloween — I am re-posting this from some time ago. Why? Because at the moment I am facing the challenge of a budding teenager and because it makes me remember why kids are simply the best. EVER.

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