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Perinatal Mood Disorder

Pregnancy is a marvelous endeavor for women. Who can estimate the value of bringing even one child into the world? Pregnancy comes with a price. It adds new demands on the body and the mind. It creates a new challenge for the mother–to-be or the already existing mother. These challenges come in the form of

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Birth Centers Give Top-notch Care

There has been a lot of talk recently about the benefit of Birth Centers in our communities.  I want to add a resounding yes to that concept.  It is a new concept for traditional people to consider a birth center.  Why would someone who has had favorable outcomes in a hospital be attracted to an

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Why do some women go into preterm labor?

Loretta Shupe, an Ogden midwife discusses some of the reasons for preterm labor and actions to take which can help to manage and/or prevent it. Preterm labor is defined as labor symptoms or spontaneous rupture of membranes after the pregnancy has advanced to beyond 24 weeks gestation.  According to Anne Frye, the number one cause

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What is Amazing about having a Birth Center experience?

It’s all the same isn’t it? Having a baby? What does it matter where you have it? What couples are finding when they choose a Birth Center option is that they are about to embrace an Intimate birth experience. So many things are now in their control such as who is present at their birth,

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Is Meconium at Birth To Be Expected?

Not necessarily. The presence of meconium at birth tells us that the baby had an event where its oxygen supply was compromised.  This could have happened anytime during the pregnancy or during labor.  About 12% of live births have the presence of meconium at birth and only about .002% of those live births develops into

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Is Tearing at Birth Normal?

No, it doesn’t have to be.  Many factors play into whether a mother’s perineum tears or not. Position- Some positions that the mother is in at the time of pushing put less stress on the perineum.  Hands and Knees, Side-lying, Squatting, and Semi-recumbent are all gentle positions on the perineum.  Sitting up with legs spread

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Why Not Be Vegan?

Many women today eat Vegan or Vegetarian. But what does that mean for fertility and pregnancy? Risks for infertility, miscarriage, and fetal abnormality are higher, and it is difficult to get all of the key nutrients needed, in the form they are best absorbed by the body. These concerns aren’t only for women; male fertility

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Skin Health

The skin is a major organ of elimination.  How does one avoid skin rashes, acne, eczema or psoriasis? There are two major ways to support the skin.  One way is to take in nutrients that nourish the skin and the other is to improve the processes of elimination… such as the gut. Suppressive drugs can

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Pregnancy Diet Part 2

Welcome back! In Part 1 of the Pregnancy Diet Series we talked about the importance of having meat in your diet. In Part 2 we will cover some vitamins and supplements that are key to a healthy pregnancy diet. Vitamin A is a must have for your pregnancy diet. It is needed to make estrogen.

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Healthy Pregnancy Diet Part 1

A healthy pregnancy diet was best expressed by Anne Frye when she said “Good nutrition is the best gift a pregnant woman can give to her unborn baby.” It is key to prevent birth defects. Be an Omnivore. This is key for your pregnancy diet. It is difficult to get pregnant and grow a baby

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