What You Need To Know About Postpartum Depression
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Postpartum Depression: The Facts

Postpartum depression is an extremely common affliction for new mothers. It is important to understand the signs, symptoms, and treatments for individuals with postpartum depression. Postpartum depression can lead to a variety of devastating things, so it is important to ensure that you understand all of the aspects of postpartum depression before it grows to

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Benefits of a Home Birth
Birth Center

Home Birth Benefits

There are many advantages to planning for a home birth when you are planning for a baby. It is important to consider all of the aspects of a home birth when you decide on your plans for giving birth. With the advances of technology and birth-related knowledge, home births are much safer than they have

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Prenatal Care

The Importance of Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is necessary to maximize the health of both the mother-to-be and the developing fetus. Regular prenatal care can help to minimize the possibility of serious complications and can guarantee the healthiest pregnancy possible. “Prenatal” comes from the same roots as “pregnant.” “Pre” means before or prior to. “Natal” means birth or giving birth.

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Empowering Fearless Birth

Empowering Fearless Birth 2019 Support and learn about EMPOWERED and FEARLESS birth!  Meet some of the best birth service providers and products in the state — only the BEST!  See The Touch of Life’s newest films and hear directly from those families.  Guaranteed delightful conversation! Swag bag filled with samples and coupons — awesome odds of

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The Value of a Birth Center

What is a Birth Center? A Birth Center is an innovation in the delivery of care to healthy, childbearing women and families. According to the American Association of Birth Centers, it is a health care facility for childbirth where care is provided in the midwifery and holistic wellness model. A Birth Center is freestanding and

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The Right to a Midwife

We’re fortunate in the State of Utah to have a very welcoming birth culture. The laws are such that parents have the right choose where they birth and who attends their birth. Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) are recognized as valid healthcare professionals who specialize in out-of-hospital birthing. They have earned this respect after much time and effort learning

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The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative

“The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative was an effort by the Department of Health and Human Services aimed to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. On February 8, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the two strategies of this initiative to achieve these goals. The first

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Pre-eclampsia: What You Can Do to Prevent It

According to WebMD, pre-eclampsia (PE) is a condition that pregnant women can develop. It’s marked by high blood pressure in women who haven’t had high blood pressure before. Pre-eclamptic women will have a high level of protein in their urine and often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. This condition usually appears late in pregnancy, though it

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2019 Open Enrollment: What You Should Know

Having a baby should be a joyful event, one that shouldn’t negatively affect couples for years after. Good health is especially important, as the need for medical intervention decreases significantly when the mom is naturally healthy. Of all the beneficial things a mother can do to help her baby grow well, good nutrition is the best gift

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10 Natural Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Cold and flu season is upon us, and although this season is off to a slow start, it’s still important to find healthy, natural ways for you and your family to prevent the flu. And, remember, women who are or will be pregnant during the influenza season or

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