I still clearly remember one day when I was walking home from the grocery store with my son in his stroller. He fell asleep and I was so tired, so desperate for rest that I thought about just laying down in the grass beside the side walk. It looked so soft and inviting in that moment of exhaustion. I longed for the sweet oblivion of sleep.Read More
With the legalization of marijuana, some women are turning to cannabis to relieve nausea during pregnancy. Currently, the main reason medical care providers will not recommend this is due to a lack of research and the unknown long term effects cannabis use has on the baby. Nausea can be a hard problem to have during pregnancy and there are no effective medical treatments for it.
I still clearly remember one day when I was walking home from the grocery store with my son in his stroller. He fell asleep and I was so tired, so desperate for rest that I thought about just laying down in the grass beside the side walk. It looked so soft and inviting in that moment of exhaustion. I longed for the sweet oblivion of sleep.
Working on-call poses unique challenges since there’s no way to predict when you will have to stay up all night. Here are a few tips I put together to reduce the negative effects of this difficult lifestyle.
When living with a newborn, be realistic about their needs. Human babies are born prematurely compared to other mammals. While newborns sleep around 16 hours a day, they do it in 2-3 hour stretches.
People who work nights, such as nurses and doctors, are at greater risk for heart disease, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and sleep disorders. The good news is that these health risks can be mitigated if you follow these tips (at least most of the time).
Learn some top nutrition tips for managing nausea during pregnancy, postpartum meals and working overnight from our guest blogger and postpartum doula, Alex James.
Self-care is a hot topic right now. You see it everywhere. The importance of it, how it will improve your life and health, how you have to fill your own cup in order to care for others. However, I think there is a lot of confusion about what it is.
Up to 30% of birthing people feel traumatized by their birth experience. When someone tries to talk about their feelings about their birth, especially if those feelings are negative, they often hear things like “Well, just be happy you have a healthy baby.”
What does it mean to have a secure attachment with your baby? What is bonding? There are a lot of opinions out there these days, as well as myths and judgements about what it means to be a good parent.
Statistics can be used to hide the truth as often as they can be used to reveal the truth. Often, this is not done intentionally. You see, every one of us has unconscious biases.