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Pregnancy is strange. Certainly it’s miraculous. But ask any woman, and she’ll probably tell you it’s uncomfortable, exciting, daunting, terrifying, painful, overwhelming, nauseating, exhilarating. And, most definitely,  it’s … strange. First a woman grows an organ – the placenta. Then she grows another human being.  It’s...

  When a baby is born, everybody becomes an expert, eager to share their unsolicited opinions: what’s best for the baby, the mom, what the baby should be eating, how much she should be sleeping, which toys are the most stimulating to insure acceptance into Stanford...

In the New Year, many begin new regimens, diets, weight-loss programs, and exercise programs. Many of these New Year plans include intense exercise and extreme calorie restrictions. Results are quick, but, as I discussed before, we can get ensnared in a resolution trap, and our...

    Every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect. 1 in 33 babies are born with birth defects. And though we may believe so much of life is a genetic roulette, there are ways to prevent birth defects. January is National Birth...

“All aerobic exercise is out.” “Stretching is dangerous.” “If you don’t usually exercise, don’t start while you’re pregnant.” “The only real reason to exercise while pregnant is to help lose baby weight.” Basically, for the next 40 weeks, you’re a petri dish and should eat a lot, take vitamins,...

In May, we’re celebrating a month of motherhood, everything from pre-natal and post-partum care, to mindful eating and energizing foods. Yes, that last one is pretty popular.  As Dayna M. Kurtz says, “Millions of mothers are born each year.” Nature shifts its focus, always, to the...

There is so much information on nutrition and health. I googled “best nutrition tips.” There are 324 million results. There’s information on toddler nutrition, sports nutrition, weight-loss and pre-workout nutrition. And, I realize, I’m adding to it. But in those 324 million results, from the Eat...

40 weeks of pregnancy, childbirth, and what women’s bodies go through during this time is nothing short of phenomenal. I ask many clients to count how many doctor’s visits they had during their pregnancy. Some as many as twenty or more (including visits to nutritionists,...