Pregnancy is a beautiful thing…but many women can experience varying discomfort and pain at different stages. Fortunately, when you can’t rely on the over-the-counter relief you’re used to, there are a variety of natural remedies that can help alleviate pregnancy symptoms.
Taking a good prenatal vitamin is vitally important if you are planning on becoming pregnant, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. However, there are four nutrients that are very important during this time that might not be in your prenatal or may not be present in sufficient quantities. Here’s what I […]
Pregnancy represents a very unique time in a woman’s life—it’s a time to focus on our physical and emotional wellbeing to ensure the life within is nourished and healthy. But it can also present particular pregnancy-related challenges to the mother. In addition to morning sickness or constipation, pregnant women are […]
It’s a common concern: At some point almost all new moms wonder if they’re producing enough milk for their baby. It’s understandable, say the experts at La Leche League International, because of normal changes in both Mom and baby in the first few months. La Leche League’s “Is My Baby […]
From our friends at Crane USA When you bring your new baby home for the first time, you take note of every movement, noise and bodily function. One of the most common worries is if your baby is congested…have they already caught a cold? Stuffy, congested noses are often not […]
Get an expert opinion on the vitamins and supplements that are vital for a healthy pregnancy from Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. This video is part of a series of educational videos we’ll be posting from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.
The reported health benefits of omega-3s keep piling up—from boosting heart health to improving memory and concentration. Omega-3s are considered “essential” fatty acids because our body needs them for a variety of bodily functions. Since we can’t make them on our own, however, we must get them through diet or […]
A study conducted by a researcher in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University has found that women who take fish oil supplements during pregnancy may boost their baby’s immune system and help protect them against colds during the first few months of their lives. Mothers who were […]
A new study in the journal Epidemiology showed that mothers who took prenatal vitamins in the three months prior to conception had a significantly reduced risk of having children with autism or related autism spectrum disorders. The research, out of UC – Davis, suggests that taking high-quality, folate-rich prenatals before […]