January provides that natural nudge to reflect on our health, contemplate our bucket lists, and anticipate big life changes ahead. If this New Year you’re resolving to start or grow your family (or even just considering it), a few other resolutions can help you enter pregnancy as healthy and prepared as possible. Get a check-up. See a midwife, nurse-practitioner, or doctor for a preconception visit. This is a special kind of well woman visit, covered under most insurance plans, that focuses on getting you ready for pregnancy from a health perspective. A preconception visit… Read More

While there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, many women can benefit from supplementation for preconception and pregnancy. Supplements should definitely not take place of a nutrient-rich diet, but they are a good addition! Due to modern farming practices, a large amount of our soil is depleted from important nutrients, and supplements can help ensure there aren’t any gaps in your nutrient intake. Always remember to check with your Board Certified Nurse-Midwife or health care provider to be sure you are taking the right supplements for you and your body! So, what supplements should you take? Prenatal Vitamins New Chapter… Read More

Everyone knows you need protein during pregnancy (and always) as part of a healthy, balanced diet, but what does it actually do? Protein is an important part of every cell in your body – it helps build and repair tissue, helps the body make hormones, and is a critical component of things like blood, skin, bones, and muscles. Read More

Spring isn’t the only thing that March brings – it’s National Nutrition Month! Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it started as National Nutrition Week in 1973, and became an official month in 1980. The aim is to spread awareness and information about healthy eating and exercise. Read More

Once you’ve had a baby, you might understand the new parents you’ve heard about who can’t seem to manage getting out of the house, taking a shower, or eating breakfast before early afternoon. Yes, it’s just a regular luxury vacation over there on maternity leave, full of leisurely naps on the white couch, daily strolls in the sunshine, and Bon-Bon eating. Right? Read More

There's no doubt that pregnancy is a busy and magical time - but it can also be draining and exhausting, both physically and mentally. Here are some foods that can help boost your energy and mood. Read More

Many Americans do not eat a diet high in fish, despite the health benefits of eating seafood. Some folks avoid it because they see a burger as the tastier option, but others may be afraid of the mercury that is found in seafood, a concern that is especially prevalent for expecting and new moms. Yet seafood can be particularly beneficial to pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as their babies. Read More

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