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How to Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a short-term condition that occurs during pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gestational diabetes affects roughly 2% to 10% of pregnancies in the United States. Women with gestational diabetes have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels during pregnancy.There are pregnancy complications associated with gestational diabetes. One of the most serious is called preeclampsia, which can...[ read more ]

Chiropractic Care for Expectant Mothers

Having children is one of the greatest gifts and joys in life. However, carrying those children for 9 months can sometimes really be a pain. Literally!Pregnant women deal with a variety of aches and pains leading up to their delivery date. They often must contend with back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, and headaches. While some women simply grin and...[ read more ]

What Causes Bloating and How to Prevent It

Most of us have probably experienced that sensation: our stomach feels like it is slowly being filled with air from a bike pump. We don’t know if something is going to come up or go the other way. And after a certain point we don’t even care; we just want the discomfort to STOP!This is bloat and many people experience...[ read more ]

How to Help a Loved One After a Miscarriage

News of pregnancy always comes with mixed emotions. For most couples, there is immediate joy, but that joy is also usually mixed with a bit of worry. And this worry isn’t for nothing as, sadly, one in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage.While miscarriages are all-too-common, it doesn’t make dealing with grief and sadness any easier for anyone involved. It...[ read more ]

How to Navigate Challenging Life Transitions

When we’re young, life transitions are fun and empowering. We go from crawling to walking, walking to running. We start with training wheels but soon no longer need them. As we age we graduate into higher grades and become more independent.But as adults, life transitions can feel not so fun and far from empowering, because life transitions can often include...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability

We live in a society that rewards those with courage and valor. We are taught from a young age that it’s good to face our fears, for doing so is often the catalyst for powerful and lasting change.And yet, how many of us allow ourselves to be vulnerable?Think of the amount of courage it takes to allow yourself to be...[ read more ]

Eat Right for You and Baby

Most pregnant women know how important it is to take care of themselves during their pregnancy. They know to get plenty of rest and to never smoke or drink alcohol. But not every soon-to-be mother understands just what an impact her diet has on her baby’s health and well-being.New research is suggesting that a mother’s diet during pregnancy not only...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Child Overcome Attachment Issues from Adoption

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Adopting a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Opening your home and heart to a child in need often leads to a bond that enriches both the parent and the child’s life. But sometimes the road to “happily ever after” is paved with potholes. Sometimes adoptive children suffer from attachment issues, which means they have...[ read more ]

Dealing with Painful Intercourse

Sexual intercourse is supposed to feel wonderful. It’s supposed to be something that enhances our life and makes us feel closer to our partner. But for some women, intercourse is painful and something they end up trying to avoid. Symptoms of Painful Intercourse Pain with penetration. This can even include the insertion of a tampon. Pain as a result of...[ read more ]

The Truth About Perfectionism

We live in a society that values things that appear perfect. And I suppose there are things that can be perfect. Architects can draw the perfect straight line, mathematicians can solve an equation with a perfect calculation, and a chocolate cake can be perfectly moist. But as human beings, we can never reach a state of perfection because we will...[ read more ]



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