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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...


  • 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...


  • 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....


  • 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...


  • 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


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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. ...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Doulas

    A doula (meaning a woman who mothers the mother) cares for the emotional and normal physical needs of a birthing woman. Unlike the husband or woman's chosen friend or relative, she is comfortable with labor and confident (even within the hospital...


  • Gentle Birth Clinic

    With Gentle Birth Clinic, you have the benefit of consistent and reliable prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum care. Family-centered care brings together women, their partners and their providers to create opportunities for families to share in the...


  • Pre- and Perinatal Experiences for Health and Healing

    It has been nearly a century since pre- and perinatal psychology was introduced by Otto Rank, a student and colleague of Sigmund Freud. His slim book, The Trauma of Birth, was a gift to his mentor and friend in 1924. This birthday surprise detailed...


  • The Truth About PITOCIN

    There is a little-known law in New York— Public Health Law, Section 2503, passed in 1978—that requires all physicians and midwives to fully disclose and require informed consent from laboring women regarding the use of all drugs during labor and...


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