Tag Archives: Health

Is Your Doctor Evidence-Based? Questions to Ask When Choosing a Care Provider

Choosing a care provider is one of the first decisions you make after getting your positive test. One simple way to help narrow down your search is to prepare yourself with some questions ahead of time that go well beyond, “are they in my network?” and “how close are they to a decent burrito joint?” Why does it matter who delivers my baby? While each person should theoretically have a similar skill set, there are big differences between care providers – even within the same practice. The […]

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Beverage Guidelines for Babies and Kids

Once you become a parent, encountering conflicting advice is about as common (and maddening) as the ol’ 2am double dump. Even within the few short years between when your infant becomes a toddler, recommendations on everything from car seats to sleeping arrangements can change on a dime. One big source of conflicting information has been in the baby beverage department, specifically what to feed to whom, and when. Early beverage choice is critical to developing healthy choices later on in life. Healthy nutrition choices at an early […]

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Is Bakuchiol a Pregnancy-Safe Alternative to Retinol?

I can appreciate the despair so many pregnant women feel when they have to say goodbye to retinol. In case you aren’t familiar, retinol is a form of vitamin A that is touted by many as a skin cream miracle ingredient but most experts suggest staying away from it during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The good news, though, is that some skincare companies have claimed to have discovered a safe alternative with results similar to that of retinol, and that ingredient is (drumroll please…) bakuchiol. What in the […]

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Postpartum Bleeding and Blood Clots (Fun or what?!)

466 Shares In pregnancy, a bleeding and blood clot discussion may not be high on your list of topics to enjoy with morning coffee. We can guarantee, however, you will be glad you had this information after your baby arrives! After nine blessed months of freedom from worry about ‘Aunt Flo’s’ arrival, suddenly questions about postpartum bleeding and blood clots will top your list. To save frantic Googling when the time arrives, here are the answers to the most common questions you are likely to have. Why […]

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Roadblocks and Support for Weight Management

You may remember me asking you to fill out a survey from the post Obesity: Shame & Blame Needs to Change in an effort to open up the discussion around obesity and weight management. Turns out that over half of the respondents (more than 1,100 total!) have been concerned about being overweight and the health concerns around it for more than a decade. The good news is more than 60% have spoken to their healthcare provider about weight management, and of these respondents, 34% felt supported in […]

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