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Postpartum Hemorrhage and Nutrition Recommendations

Blood Loss Postpartum During perinatal education courses, you learn about possible, but often rare complications that can occur during labor and delivery. One such complication is a condition known as postpartum hemorrhage which can occur in both vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Postpartum hemorrhage was the 4th leading cause of pregnancy-related …

Quick Tips for Combating Nausea and Vomiting

First Trimester Nausea Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: it’s classically called morning sickness, but let’s not sugar coat it – morning sickness is not exclusive to the morning. As someone just coming through her first trimester, this topic feels personal. Fortunately, about 60% of women experience a decrease in symptoms …

How to restore fertility while breastfeeding (and maintain breastfeeding)

Imagine a world in which women can sit down and share their wisdom about pregnancy, fertility, breastfeeding, and child spacing.  Imagine how much support and love and information would be passed from to each of us to our friends and future daughters. While many of us did not get the …

What to Do if Your Nipples are Bleeding

Bloody Nipples While Breastfeeding? You may have read or heard that bleeding nipples is just something that happens to some nursing mothers and that it will go away eventually on its own, or that it’s just a “normal” part of the process. While it’s true that some of us may …

Top 5 Ways to Support Mom’s Sleep Postpartum

Getting Sleep After Baby The overwhelm of a new baby can overshadow a mom’s ability to prioritize her own sleep, which is being frequently interrupted.  Neglecting sleep can put your health at risk. Carolina Marcus, MD, of UR Medicine Sleep Center states, ‘‘Sleep deprivation is one of the most common …

How to Heal Fatigue After Baby

The first 12 weeks after birth are a critical time of healing and bonding, yet so little reverence is paid to this “fourth trimester.”  A mother’s body has done the incredibly challenging work of growing a baby and giving birth, and now she must recover while potentially nourishing her baby …

Four Lab Tests Every Mom Needs After Baby Arrives

After baby arrives, everyone is rightfully concerned with testing and monitoring the health of this brand new bundle of life. From nearly their first breath, babies are pricked, tapped, and tested for everything under the sun. Unfortunately, the standard postpartum testing for mom still leaves something to be desired. As …

Supporting MTHFR with Nutrition During Pregnancy

What is MTHFR? MTHFR and pregnancy is a hot topic lately, especially in those who have struggled with infertility. So what is MTHFR and how does it play a role in pregnancy? MTHFR is a gene in the body helps to provide the body with sufficient methylfolate (also known as …

Body Knowledge is Power: Take Six Months to Prep for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy It’s unreal how much planning goes into one little human. Amidst the questions, there’s one thing moms put on the back burner until after babies are born, but it often starts before babies are even conceived: self care. It’s a hot little buzzword right now, but we’re …

7 Key Benefits of Collagen for Mamas

Collagen for Pregnancy and Postpartum You may have read or heard  BIRTHIFT say that we love bone broth and collagen peptides for pregnancy and postpartum. I would like to dive deeper in on why these foods are so beneficial for the body during the Motherhood Transition. What is collagen and …