Category Archives: pregnancy

A Non- Pharmaceutical Prescription for Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.

Although it would be hugely reassuring if we could pin-point one, specific, cause of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD, experts in the field have not yet been able to be absolutely sure what causes these issues.  Actually, what … Continue reading

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12 Myths of Pregnancy and Postpartum

Myth # 1. When you are pregnant, you will feel better than you have ever felt.  In fact, you will glow! Fact: While some women describe pregnancy as wonderfully full- a time when they felt more energetic than ever, when … Continue reading

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PPD- A Nutritionist’s Perspective on Eating for Emotional Health

Below is the fourth in a series of interviews aimed at providing insight about Postpartum Mood Disorders by a number of different health and wellness professionals. We know that there are a variety of factors that contribute to the development … Continue reading

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An Essay: The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression

It is with great appreciation that I offer this essay to you.  I am certain that there will be something within its words that resonates with you or someone you know. Thanks Bill.   The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression … Continue reading

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Survivors Surviving… and More.

For anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse, giving birth can be incredibly anxiety provoking and at times traumatic.  My wonderful colleague and friend Katie Wise, founder of YoMama Yoga, offers an inspiring voice around these issues as she … Continue reading

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More Information on Medication During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Its a hot topic in my office these days- Is it safe to take medication while pregnant or breastfeeding? The answer is that while some medications should not be taken during these times, many are very safe and should be … Continue reading

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Preparing For a Healthy Motherhood

Its amazing how easy it is to to prepare yourself for childbirth without even really considering the importance of preparing for the weeks and months after you meet that sweet babe on the outside.  For decades, women and their partners … Continue reading

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