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How to Ease Common Postpartum Digestive Issues

How to Ease Common Postpartum Digestive Issues

Ah, pregnancy, a time of joy and growth. Especially during the second half of pregnancy, your body goes through enormous physical changes that affect the digestive system. As your baby and uterus grow, the digestive organs shift to make way for the baby, which results in a variety of issues like nausea, heartburn, bloating, and gas.
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Supporting postpartum autoimmune diseases

Supporting postpartum autoimmune diseases

I’ve always found the topic of autoimmunity very fascinating, probably because it hit very close to home for me. My older sister was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis a few months after giving birth to her son. She was in so much pain in her knees and elbows, she could barely get up from bed or hold her baby.
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3 Ways to Stabilize Blood Sugar in the Postpartum Period

3 Ways to Stabilize Blood Sugar in the Postpartum Period

While many people view gestational diabetes (GD) or high blood sugar during pregnancy as a temporary condition, in reality it can have a lasting impact in women's health. Gestational diabetes recurrence is very common, affecting up to 73% of women in subsequent pregnancies.
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10 Ways to Treat Plugged Ducts Naturally with The Mama Mantra

10 Ways to Treat Plugged Ducts Naturally with The Mama Mantra

One of the biggest challenges that breastfeeding women face is overcoming the many common and uncomfortable lactation issues that can occur. In fact, breastfeeding pain and discomfort affect 1 in 3 women, especially in first time mothers.  A common problem lactating mothers face is plugged ducts, which happens when a blockage in the milk duct blocks the flow of milk, causing discomfort, pain, and inflammation.
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Preconception Nutrition: Top 6 Nutrients for When You’re Trying to Conceive

Preconception Nutrition: Top 6 Nutrients for When You’re Trying to Conceive

Becoming a mother is a big decision, and with it comes big responsibilities like thinking about how to get ready for pregnancy, birth, and parenting. In order to best prepare your body for the huge changes that are involved with growing a baby, it is important to make sure you are healthy and providing the proper nutrients to give yourself and your baby the best chance for an optimal pregnancy and birth.
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Vitamin D Significantly Reduces ICU Risk and Severity of COVID-19

Vitamin D Significantly Reduces ICU Risk and Severity of COVID-19

There have been multiple studies done on COVID-19 treatments since the pandemic spread globally earlier this year, and I wanted to share one very interesting research study that demonstrated the power of vitamin D.
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What is Maternal Depletion?

What is Maternal Depletion?

You may have heard of maternal depression, but what about maternal depletion? Maternal depletion describes the condition where mothers are unable to recover nutritionally, hormonally, and emotionally after birth. 50% or more of postpartum women are suspected to have nutrient deficiencies that contribute to this condition.  
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5 Reasons Why Moms Should Take Supplements

5 Reasons Why Moms Should Take Supplements

When I coached my clients I got these questions a lot: "Do I really need to take supplements?" or "I eat a healthy diet, why do I need to supplement?" I don't blame them because before I became a nutritionist, I was thinking the same thing! While eating nutrient-dense foods is always the best way to get your daily nutrients, this is most often not enough. 
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How I Induced Lactation

How I Induced Lactation

As most of you know by now, we welcomed Luca, our baby boy in April of 2020. Because I could no longer carry a baby, we turned to surrogacy to be able to have our long-awaited second child. Since we started the surrogacy process, I had yearned to be able to breastfeed my new baby, just like I did with his older brother Nico.
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Preventing Iron Deficiency During Pregnancy

Preventing Iron Deficiency During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very special time, a time of so many physical and emotional changes. Feeling your baby kick for the first time and watching it grow inside of you is no less than an amazing experience. And while some really enjoy being pregnant, other people, like me, can experience a slew of not-so-great symptoms and complications.
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5 Natural Supplements to Help With Depression

5 Natural Supplements to Help With Depression

We all know that nutrition plays an important role in our physical health, but did you know it is also crucial for our mental health? With the growth in depression rates especially in mothers, I get asked a lot: what can be done nutritionally to combat this?
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How to Get Your Energy Back After Birth

How to Get Your Energy Back After Birth

Giving birth and caring for a newborn is such an arduous and exhausting task. There is even a term for the extreme exhaustion that mothers experience after birth: postpartum fatigue.
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