All in Emotional Well-Being
My goal in this post is to give you easy tips to help nurture your baby’s growing brain during their first year of life. The first year of life is when majority of brain growth occurs! Babies are born with only 25% of their brain volume and over the course of the next 12 months their brain will triple in size! A baby’s brain grows by 1% every day for the first 3 months of life.
Maternity leave is supposed to be a protection for mothers and children, but infant and parent biology are not the core considerations for the length of time allowed. Although there is mounting evidence that mothers and infants greatly benefit from more time together, our country hasn’t adjusted our stance or leave time since the implementation of FMLA in the 1990’s.
Women cannot sleep the same as men because of the cyclical influence of female hormones. Thank you, female reproductive system!
Kundalini yoga is a blend of spiritual and physical practices that incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness.
Want to relax? Yes. Want to improve your immune system? Yes. Want to reduce Anxiety? Yes. Ok, try these 5 things separately (or together!) to enhance your physical and mental well-being.
It can be really difficult to distinguish between normal discomforts of pregnancy (who doesn’t have back pain when pregnant?!) and warning signs (if you have back pain call your provider!).
So, if you feel confused, or if something that once felt normal feels a little bit different, call your provider and ask all the questions. It’s best to get their input and advice-- you don’t need to figure it out on your own! Even midwives need help figuring out what’s going on sometimes!
“How’s sleep going?” This can be such a loaded question for new parents. Especially if you are worried about being judged by family, friends or your pediatrician for your decisions around daytime and nighttime sleep habits.
That’s a cute baby. But you may not want a baby. Even if it is a cute baby. Learn more about what a patient-centered contraceptive conversation looks like.
Did you know in the 1920’s women were advised to use Lysol as a feminine hygiene product?! Lysol, people!! It was advertised as a way to stay youthful and keep your marriage alive by having a clean, odorless vagina!
On average women will spend 6 years having their period! Everyone has differing thoughts, feelings and opinions on how to relate to their period.