September 13, 2014

10 (realistic) ways a new mama can take a break

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New mamas don’t have the luxury of time. Now that baby is here, we must learn how to take a small amount of time and use it to generate a large amount of r & r. We’ve talked before about how new mamas get nothing done. Now here are some of our favorite (and realistic) ways you can take a break. Some are free, and some require a small investment. All are a good use of your time.  

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August 30, 2014

Thinking about a baby? Do these 10 things first.

By / conceiving, Fertility, Pregnancy, pregnancy, Probiotics, Trying to conceive / Add comment

If you’re thinking about a baby in the near (or even not-so-near) future, there’s something new you should add to your pre-pregnancy checklist: preparing your body’s microbiome. Wait! I know what you’re thinking: “microbiome” sounds boring. But I promise, it’s not! And it’s really important to think about now, before you conceive. 

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August 23, 2014

Acupuncture: safe and effective for fertility, pregnancy, and breastfeeding

By Jacqui Kinzig, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) / 1st trimester, Acupuncture, Breastfeeding, Infertility, Nursing, nursing, Pregnancy, pregnancy, Trying to conceive / Add comment

When many people hear the word “acupuncture,” they automatically think of treating pain. Most people know at least one person who has seen an acupuncturist for effective relief of back pain or arthritis. After all, that’s what we generally use it for, right? Not necessarily! At my practice, over 75% of the patients I see are seeking help for something other than pain control. Two of the most common issues that bring men and women in are infertility and pregnancy symptoms. Acupuncture is so effective at addressing these complaints that I’ve built an entire practice on helping couples achieve happy and healthy pregnancies. The list below details many of the most common pregnancy-related issues that acupuncture has been shown to help.

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