Can Mindfulness Help in Childbirth?

Fear of childbirth is common for many first-time mothers. This fear erodes a pregnant woman’s confidence and has been proven to result in a more difficult labor, harder delivery outcomes and an increase in postpartum depression. A recent study completed by researchers at the University of … [Read more...]

It’s Not Taboo: Don’t Forget to Talk About Postpartum Depression

With all the excitement of being a new mom holding your newborn, postpartum depression is not the most fun topic of conversation. Motherhood is a happy and joyous thing to be celebrated, but there are also difficult moments that shouldn’t be ignored either, especially when PPD affects one in every … [Read more...]

Happy National Breastfeeding Month!

Since 2011, National Breastfeeding Month has been celebrated throughout the month of August, and it is certainly something to pay tribute to. Breastfeeding has seen its fair share of controversy, and many women have decided to use other means for their child’s nutrition. However, breastfeeding is … [Read more...]

Does Eating Baby’s Placenta Really Have Benefits?

You may have heard of a strange but growing trend – consuming your baby's placenta after birth. Touted by some celebrities, midwives and doulas, eating placenta – either raw, cooked or dried and encapsulated – has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Women rave about rapid recovery … [Read more...]

7 Common Post Pregnancy Problems

Congrats to you!  You have survived the months of your pregnancy and delivered your beautiful bundle of joy.  As wonderful as it is, becoming a new mom can be incredibly overwhelming both emotionally and physically.  There is no doubt that after you have delivered your baby either vaginally or by … [Read more...]

Smile! It’s Good for Your Heart

Normally we talk about health issues specific to women here, but we just read a study that crosses gender lines, one that we think is worth sharing. It’s about a way you can reduce your stress level and help your heart, and all you have to do is smile. The study, completed by researchers at the … [Read more...]

Most Common Reasons for C-Section Deliveries

According to recent statistics, over ¼ of infants are now delivered via cesarean section, and this number appears to be continuing to grow. The increase can’t be pinpointed to any one cause, however. In fact, there are a number of reasons an OB/GYN may perform a c-section. If the infant is in … [Read more...]

Pregnancy & Antidepressants – Knowing the Facts

According to the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecology (ACOG), women of reproductive age have the highest number of major depressive disorders – in fact, 1 in 10 women will have some sort of depression during pregnancy and/or the postpartum depression. To treat this depression, … [Read more...]

Postpartum Depression – Dealing with Emotional Impacts of Giving Birth

Also known as postnatal depression (PND), postpartum depression (PPD) is a condition that occurs in some women following pregnancy. PPD typically develops 4 to 6 weeks after giving birth but sometimes can take months for symptoms to appear. While mostly confined to women, some men (…approximately … [Read more...]