Archive for 'Pregnancy'
Posted on12. Jun, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Written by Dr. Audra Foster Pregnancy is a special time for mom and baby. Eating for two can sometimes become a complex undertaking as requirements for most nutrients are higher during pregnancy and lactation. Since most women are not able to meet those increased nutritional needs through diet alone, health care professionals recommend a daily [...]
Posted on06. Jun, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Where are all my crunchy mamas? Or those that just want to help reduce their (and the mama-to-be’s) carbon footprint? Throwing a green baby shower doesn’t have to be tedious, in fact it’s quite simple to do – the key is planning ahead and coming prepared. Here are three tips to help get your planning and ideas [...]
Posted on04. Jun, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Breastfeeding is often debated but it really can’t be duplicated. It’s your body’s way of nourishing your child into a healthy toddler and beyond. The fact that it’s free and the best source of food for your child are just some of its many benefits. But not all of us mamas find it easy to [...]
Posted on01. Jun, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Can practicing yoga really help you conceive a child? Yes and no. While conceiving is simply allowing sperm to fertilize your egg, there’s lots more that goes into trying to conceive a child. Things like ovulation and knowing your best times to conceive also play a huge part in the game. What yoga will do [...]
Posted on30. May, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Even though not all of us mamas wanted to find out the gender of our child while they were still in utero, I’m sure that we all have wondered what we were having at one point or another. While these tales don’t always lend themselves true in any or all cases, it’s still a fun [...]
Posted on21. May, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
It’s easy to feel like your body will be not your own after you’ve delivered your child. But, trust me, that’s not the case. Your body just went through some major changes, don’t forget that it did create, grow, and nourish a human being for nine months. That warrants some huge body overhauling if you [...]
Posted on18. May, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
We always focus on the expectant mother, and rightfully so, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t forget to include the dads-to-be in on the fun, because we do. We don’t mean to, but we’re sometimes so busy focusing our attention on mom and baby that we can easily let dad’s feelings and involvement get [...]
Posted on14. May, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Sometimes it can be tricky if this is your first baby. You bring your bundle of joy home from the hospital – that’s life changing enough as it is – but now you also have to care and look out for their umbilical cord stump. Not sure how to do that? No problem, here’s some [...]
Posted on07. May, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Inductions can happen for a number of reasons. However, if it’s not absolutely medically necessary to induce labor then sometimes it’s best to let it happen on its own. So long as you and your baby aren’t in any life-threatening danger, then you always have the option to say no to any practice that can be considered [...]
Posted on04. May, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
It’s so very hard to witness anyone go through a miscarriage, whether it happens to you, a family member, or a friend. One of the hardest parts for an outsider is coming up with a compassionate way to lend your condolences. Since we all experience and react to grief and loss differently, it’s impossible to [...]