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Healing Like an Athlete (Without Opioids)

By Katie Wolf / November 30, 2021

Healing Like an Athlete Painkillers are prescribed to new mamas for anything from perineal tears to C-section incisions. The potential for developing a habit is huge and spikes every day you use them. Abuse, addiction, and even death are all part of the opioid epidemic that is spreading worldwide. According to the National Institute on […]

UTIs in Pregnancy & Postpartum

By Katie Wolf / September 3, 2021

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are unfortunately very common during pregnancy and postpartum. Your urinary tract includes your urethra, kidneys, and bladder. Pregnancy causes changes to the urethra, hormones, pressure on the bladder, prolapse, a weak pelvic floor, and a harder time staying clean, these are all factors that can cause infection. Pregnancy is also a […]

COVID-19 and Your Placenta

By Katie Wolf / June 25, 2020

Your Placenta and Viruses The placenta is one of the most important aspects in a healthy pregnancy. Your placenta will carry oxygen, nutrients, hormones and blood to your growing baby. The unwanted waste will also be flushed out through the placenta. Another major role is protecting your baby from sicknesses. The placenta is the life […]

Fecal Transmission of COVID-19

By Katie Wolf / June 3, 2020

Fecal Transmission of COVID-19   The outbreak of COVID-19 has everyone covering their faces, washing their hands and practicing social distancing. Those that are pregnant are even more cautious. This is wise because pregnancy weakens the immune system making you more vulnerable to sickness. One of the most concerning parts of our situation is that […]

Get Off the Island: Reaching beyond the internet for pregnancy support

By Melissa Pshuidakis / March 2, 2020

Among a 2020 mama’s slew of parenting choices is the way she chooses to approach prenatal care and giving birth. If you’ve ever watched a piece of film set back even just a hundred years, you know that not long ago, choices really weren’t a thing. There may have been a doctor or midwife attending […]

Are Pregnant Women At Risk of Heart Disease?

By Melissa Pshuidakis / March 2, 2020

A new study is claiming that just under 5% of all pregnant women have a healthy heart. Even more alarming, a majority of pregnant women at risk of heart disease won’t know it until it’s too late.  The study was conducted by Northwestern Medicine researchers that used 15 years of data collected by the National […]

The Opioid Crisis: Postpartum Care Is Even More Crucial

By Melissa Pshuidakis / February 11, 2020

When people think of the marathon that is pregnancy, the delivery of the baby is so often thought of as the finish line. But delivery is not the finish line. As most women who have given birth and care to an infant can attest, those postpartum months are not for the faint of heart.  Aside […]

6 Truths About Waist Training Your Postpartum Body

By Melissa Pshuidakis / February 11, 2020

As with so many other topics, the general population has strong opinions about childbearing and all that goes with it. Natural or with drugs? At home or at the hospital? Formula or breastmilk? Let your body do its thing or whip it back into shape? There’s usually a choice, and …. sigh … there are […]

California Law Rallies Postpartum Support (really) for Women

By Melissa Pshuidakis / February 11, 2020

By January, women could have access to more postpartum support than ever … literally. A new bill has hit the floors of the California state government calling for all health care plans to include coverage for post-pregnancy pelvic floor physical therapy as early as January 2021.  Assembly Bill (AB) 1904 was introduced by Assemblywoman Tasha […]

Holiday Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

By Katie Wolf / December 11, 2019

Food is a big part of the holidays, but you may need to avoid some of your favorite foods during this holiday season to keep your baby safe. Your immune system is weaker right now, making you vulnerable to some food-borne illnesses that can cross into your placenta and hurt the baby, so even though […]