womenTALK: Notes from the Nursery

Thursday, Aug 04th 2016

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges as a New Mom

authored by Jayne Jang Belz

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Thursday, Jun 09th 2016

4 Mommy-and-Me Total Body Workouts

by Melanie Darnell

It can be hard to find time to exercise when you have kids. However, when you become a mom it's more important than ever to take care of your body—and that means finding time to exercise.

Believe it or not, that doesn't mean spending hours at a gym; it just means finding time to move! A little something is better than nothing. Your workouts can be more fun when they double as playtime with your children.

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Wednesday, May 25th 2016

5 Tips for Gentle Weaning Success

authored by Jayne Jang Belz

There is now more support and information out there for new moms who want to breastfeed—as there should be. But what happens when it's time to wean or end your breastfeeding journey?

As much as breastfeeding isn't an automatic process, weaning also isn't automatic for most moms. In rare cases, a baby will stop nursing all on her own, but more often, it's a process.

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Thursday, Mar 10th 2016

5 Things That Helped Boost My Breast Milk Supply

authored by Jayne Jang Belz

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Friday, Nov 06th 2015

The Awesome Pregnancy Perk a Start-Up Company Offers

authored by Vera Sizensky

If you're pregnant and working in an office whose dress code isn't stretchy yoga pants-friendly, your bank account will take a hit. Business maternity clothes aren’t cheap. One dress can cost hundreds of dollars, and that’s just one outfit.

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Wednesday, Oct 28th 2015

The Gentle Cesarean: More Like a Birth Than an Operation

authored by Vera Sizensky

There are many reasons women need cesareans. For me, after 17 hours of labor, my daughter's heartbeat slowed down, which resulted in my emergency C-section.

I remember taking deep breaths as they prepped me for the surgery. My husband had to wait in the hall. All I could tell myself was, "soon you'll meet your daughter. Stay calm."

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Friday, Oct 09th 2015

This Football Stadium Is Installing Breastfeeding Suites

authored by Vera Sizensky

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Wednesday, Aug 19th 2015

THIS Is Why Breastfeeding Is So Important

by Linda C. McGrath, PhD, CHES, IBCLC, LLLL, and Vincent R. McGrath, EdD

What if scientists created a product that would protect infants from developing chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, respiratory infections and ear infections? What if this product could protect infants from developing allergies? What if this same product would also protect mothers from developing breast, ovarian and other types of cancers?

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Wednesday, May 20th 2015

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia

authored by Vera Sizensky

Pregnancy comes with many symptoms and side effects—morning sickness, exhaustion, cravings, mood swings, thicker hair and even sensitivity to smells. While these are generally normal, others may be cause for concern and even a sign of a pregnancy-related condition such as preeclampsia. 

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