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Even if you kind of suspected or knew with your whole heart that you were pregnant, when you actually pee on the stick and see the little lines officially confirming your pregnancy, your life changes in a nanosecond.
All of a sudden you might go from thinking “I’m probably just late.” To OMG, now what? Suddenly, there’s a flurry of emotions and questions. What should you do? Are you ready? What should you name your child? While I won’t suggest baby names for you, I can give you some guidance on what to do during pregnancy. Pregnancy is an incredible feat, and I know you’ll be able to rise to the challenge. Ready? Set? Let’s get started. (more…)
Did you know that milk is one of the most-requested nutrition staples at food banks, but out of the more than 377 million meals served by California food banks each year, the facilities are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person? In honor of September Hunger Awareness Month™, I’m debunking five common myths about Milk.
How can you get involved? Join California Dairy Farmers in the Great American Milk Drive and donate milk online at www.MilkLife.com/Give. Through the end of 2015, California Dairy Farmers will match up to $100,000 in milk donations made to California families-in-need.
Here’s some photos of Real California Dairy Farmers. Seeing them inspires me, so for everyone who shares this blog post on FB or Twitter, I will also contribute $1.00.
What? As a women’s health NP, we’re more consumed by measuring a mom’s growing tummy and reassuring her about the baby’s growth and development, not about any thoughts that women should try to have well-defined abdominal muscles. I read about this from Rachel Zarrell’s post with photos of pregnant women with baby bumps and defined abs via BuzzFeed. (more…)
According to the US Travel Association, Americans took 2.1 billion trips during 2014. Luckily, pregnant women don’t have to miss out on such a key part of life. It is generally considered safe for pregnant women to travel, whether by car, bus, train, or plane.
Be sure to check in with your health care provider about your individual circumstances, especially for lengthy trips.
That being said, if you’re making the trek: here are some pregnancy travel tips to take along with you.
1. What are some of the most common problems menopausal women complain of?
Nearly 3 out of every 4 women have hot flashes or night sweats. And most also notice many symptoms that they don’t complain about unless their health care providers ask:
• Sleep disturbances
• Weight gain
• Too much facial hair
• Changes in mood.
• Changes in sexuality
These all contribute to a change in a woman’s quality of life and the good news is that there are treatments, both hormonal and non-hormonal.
Oh my gosh, is it hot outside or what? As the temperature rises outside and the air conditioning is going full blast, what do women with hot flashes do? They’re already steaming and baking on the inside, but when the outside temperature soars, they’re in for even more searing heat.
It’s good to avoid hot flash triggers and stay cool. Here’s some ideas: (more…)
Does your child have a cold? Here are some of my tips for parents. I hope your child feels better soon.
Every pregnant mom knows the standard pregnancy tips. In fact you’ve probably heard the important ones about what fish to avoid and what tests you’ll need so often that you could teach this in medical school.
So here, for the first time, are the 7 simple and surprising tips Moms to be need to know. (more…)