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  • When the Joy is Missing: An Organic Perspective on Postpartum Depression

    Postpartum depression is one of those everyday terms we use, though few of us understand what it means. We know it is important and serious, but it remains abstract. How does one recognize postpartum depression? What does it feel like? A simple...


  • The Fourth Trimester: A Guide to Healthy Postpartum Recovery

    The journey that a woman takes with her baby during pregnancy is a special and sacred time. Many women devote a considerable amount of time preparing for the day of the birth, as well as stocking the house with baby supplies. While we must prepare...


  • Mother Nature’s Child: Simple Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Postpartum and Beyond

    When I became pregnant two years ago, I was elated. My journey to motherhood had begun. Our daughter arrived exactly one week before her due date, at home, into the waiting arms of her father. Labor had gone quickly, and I gave birth naturally...


  • Birthing Bliss, Birthing Trauma and Postpartum Depression

    I remember looking out of my living room window, drawing on my connection to all the women in the world who had felt this energy before, all who were in that moment, and all who would in time to come. This energy, this incredible power, was like a...


  • Herbs for Postpartum Baby

    Your little one is finally here, to enjoy and cherish. In the cozy space of the first intimate moments of growing into each other, both mother and baby can benefit from natural and non-invasive remedies for the common postpartum complaints....


  • A Clinical Prediction Rule for Classifying Postpartum Subjects With Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain Who Demonstrate Short-Term Improvement With Mobilization of the Sacroiliac Joint

    Dissertation: University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Jul 2007


  • The Miracle of Chiropractic in Pregnancy and Postpartum

    When Donna came in pregnant with her eighth child to our center, Ama Mama Holistic Healthcare, her chief complaint was fatigue! Having kids from ages ranging from 18 down to 2 years old, she was tired, and nursing almost continuously that entire...


  • Incontinence Due to Forceps and Vacuum Extraction Births

    The relative risk of new mothers developing persistent urinary incontinence was 2.8 at one year following forceps delivery and 0.8 following vacuum delivery, compared with the risk of incontinence following spontaneous delivery,...


  • Connecting with Baby Before Birth

    Pregnancy can be daunting. Prenatal gadgets tempt expecting mothers at every turn, as the market is saturated with ever-changing options for mommy, daddy and baby. But underneath it all, we are simply driven by a common desire to fulfill the ideals...


  • Nighttime Breastfeeding: How Does it Affect Maternal Mental Health?

    There is a movement afoot in childbirth education and perinatal health, urging mothers to avoid nighttime breastfeeding to decrease their risk for postpartum depression. We know that if mothers follow this advice, it will have a negative impact on...


  • What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

    From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions. The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you...


  • Doulas: Before, During, and After Birth

    A doula is a woman experienced in childbirth who is specially trained to provide various kinds of support for the mother before, during, and/or after the birth. The term comes from ancient Greece, where a female servant called “the doula” attended...


  • Breastfeeding Increases Sleep Duration of New Parents

    This study describes sleep patterns for mothers and fathers after the birth of their first child and compares exclusive breast-feeding families with parents who used supplementation during the evening or night at 3 months postpartum. ...


  • Skin-to-Skin Cuddles Help Moms, Babies

    This short article reports on the results of a Nova Scotia study that found that mothers who cuddle with their babies skin-to-skin benefited from breast feeding for a longer time period, suffered less postpartum depression and a developed a closer...


  • The Pill Merchants: The Relentless and Tragic Marketing of Psychiatric Drugs

    In our work, we strive to alleviate distress and to support and enhance people’s personal growth, transformation, individua- tion, self-determination, and clear and expanded awareness. Necessity dictates that we also spend a lot of time challenging...


  • Vaccine Conference Exclusive Report

    International Vaccine Conference Exclusive ReportShow Us the Science: An Exclusive Mothering Report on the Second International Public Conference of the National Vaccine Information Center First published in Mothering Magazine, Issuse 105,...


  • Anemia Link to Postnatal Depression

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    Joint research by three American universities indicates that postpartum iron deficiency can cause anxiety, stress, and depression. The study looked at 64 South African women who were mildly iron deficient ten weeks after childbirth. Half the group...


  • If You Lay Down, The Baby Will Never Come Out

    An Overview of Traditional Native American Birth Practices As I celebrated Thanksgiving this year, I couldn’t help but remember the culture and heritage of America’s indigenous people, a culture mostly lost because of the establishment of European...


  • Essential Ingredients for a Natural Birth

    In addition to regularly visiting your chiropractor during your pregnancy, consider these nine holistic paths to strengthen your mind, body and spirit for your upcoming birth. Homeopathy Homeopathy is a gentle system of care that has been...


  • Pit of Despair

    Pitocin has been described as a very useful drug that improved obstetrics and gave us options to induce labor and help women in ways we weren’t able to before. Pitocin has also been described as a seductive drug that changed obstetrics, increasing...


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