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Pregnancy & Iron's Importance in Every Stage

Pregnancy & Iron's Importance in Every Stage
You need one gram of iron to grow a baby. That’s the iron equivalent of 177 steaks! <1> When it comes to pre-pregnancy planning, our primary focus is usually making sure we’re getting enough folic acid to prevent complications… but it looks like we need to add iron to the list. Iron plays a very important role in pregnancy. A low-grade or undetected deficiency can interfere with a healthy pregnancy and may even affect future pregnancies....

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Have a Healthy Father's Day

Have a Healthy Father's Day
Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing the birth of my...

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Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health
Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important additio...

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Bump Week!

Bump Week!
Written by guest blogger: Jill Anenberg Lawrence www.jillanenberg.com It doesn’t matter if it’s Wednesday anymore, I can wish you a “Happy Hump Day” for many months to come! Let’s rename it Bump Day for all our pregnant sisters out there. The good news about being pregnant, you don’t have to hold in your stomach or squeeze into that little black number for a while. No more waiting for that meal where you eat too much to unbutton your pants, go ahe...

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