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Losing Weight After A Baby: 5 Super Actions You Can Take to Shed Off the Pregnancy Pounds

For most new moms, losing the last 10-15 pounds can become a matter of life and health! Not only is it difficult, but it is also next to impossible to get rid of the belly flab, the love handles and even the thunder thighs. The thing to understand is that shedding this weight requires certain tactics and extraordinary measures. Also, remember that you can’t be expected to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight within a few weeks. A huge number of new moms start getting rid of the extra pounds only once their little one turns 1 year old. If you too have tried everything and yet still unable to lose the pounds, then these 5 super actionable tasks are going to pave the way towards your...

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What Your Food Urges Say About You: 5 Pregnancy Cravings Explained

Are you craving and expecting? That’s nothing out of the ordinary. Many mothers will agree. In the U.S. alone, about 50 to 90 percent of women experience food cravings. Cravings usually start during the first trimester. When your hormones push past the floodgates, the food cravings begin. While cravings are normal, what baby wants to eat may be more than just your hormones talking. Why? Here are five common pregnancy cravings explained. Pretzels, Crisps, and Salty Snacks Do you find yourself constantly checking the cupboards for something salty? Pregnancy does that to you. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study suggesting that when you are pregnant, your ability to identify salt concentration is less accurate. This physiological change could be behind your penchant for choosing the saltier option.  Curiously, rats...

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Using Massage Therapy To Treat Postpartum Depression (Infographic)

The arrival of a newborn baby is often greeted with joy and celebration. However, the reality can be quite different for some people. Mothers can suffer from depression after their delivery. The causes are numerous and varied. The treatments are just as diverse. Massage therapy is one of the most commonly applied treatments, as it is known to improve mood, induce relaxation, and relieve pain. To learn more, check out the infographic below created by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Massage Therapy program. Facts About Postpartum Depression It is estimated that one in seven women will begin to suffer from Postpartum Depression or PPD soon after giving birth. This is a severe condition that should be handled carefully. While it can happen to anyone, some people have a...

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7 Lifestyle Factors that Influence Your Fertility

Do you have concerns about your fertility? If so, you definitely are not alone. There are so many factors in your everyday life that can transfer over to your levels of fertility. Studies in women’s health have shown that if you make a permanent change for the better with these 7 lifestyle factors, you’ll reap the rewards in more than one way! Taking Control of Your Fertility Nutrition Watching what you put into your body will make you realize how poorly you’ve been eating. If you are putting good, organic foods in, you’ll feel much better on the inside and the outside. Your hormones will also be able to find the perfect balance! Weight Control Your weight, whether you are on the larger and smaller side of the spectrum, can...

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Top Best Reasons Why Mothers and Children Can Benefit from Probiotics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Probiotics Protect the Immune Systems of both Mom and Baby With the many bodily changes occurring during pregnancy, the immune system has to work harder to keep one healthy.  With the immune system protecting both mother and child, that is all the more reason to boost immunity!  The microflora of the mother will be passed down to the baby- impacting the immunity of the child for life.  Taking a probiotic supplement can support the immunity of both precious lives, and can influence the development of the baby’s immune system in positive ways at this vital time. The importance of a baby’s exposure to a diverse and healthy microbiome is becoming more recognized as key to the development of strong immunity.  There is much research showing that C-section...