3 Ways to Easily Improve Your Posture During Pregnancy For a Better Birth Outcome

3 Ways to Easily Improve Your Posture During Pregnancy For a Better Birth Outcome

Posture is something that can be difficult to correct on a conscious level. Our muscles and nerves have memory and if we have been standing or sitting a certain way for a long periods of time it takes work to change. Pregnant women can begin the process of improving their posture by doing a specific set of stretches and exercises to encourage the muscles to change and strengthen.

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The Most Common Complications of Childbirth

The Most Common Complications of Childbirth

1 out of 7 new moms experience a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder. In fact, perinatal depression and anxiety are the most common complications of childbirth. However, it's not being talked about with (or between) new moms, leaving these women to suffer in silence. It's time we learned about these conditions and the factors that can put a mom at a higher risk.

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Birth is an Endurance Sport

Birth is an Endurance Sport

Birth is an endurance sport. Preparation, nutrition, and mental stamina are imperative to having a good birth experience. While photographing a labor and birth, I often see signs of a client's diminishing fuel stores in the same manner I see while on a long bike ride. My training as an endurance athlete is a proven asset to my clients during delivery.  

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Postpartum Expectations and Must-have Items

Postpartum Expectations and Must-have Items

To help you prepare for an easier postpartum time and a speedy recovery after birth, here are a dozen comfort suggestions and must-have items to have on hand following either a surgical or vaginal delivery.

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5 Tips for Taking Perfect Fall Portraits

5 Tips for Taking Perfect Fall Portraits

The changing leaves of Fall provide a beautiful backdrop for outdoor photography sessions. The clothes can be cute and cozy. Autumn weather allows for longer outdoor photo sessions without everyone getting sweaty and tired. The cooler weather makes for more comfortable maternity shoots too!

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Pumping and Breastfeeding Tips For Going Back To Work

Pumping and Breastfeeding Tips For Going Back To Work

PART 2 of 2: After maternity leave is over, your first day back to work might be filled with lots of emotions. To ease back into the workplace, I suggest you make your first day back in the middle of the week to make transition a little less chaotic. For more tips to help encourage breastfeeding success after returning to work, please read on. 

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Tips To Help Make Breastfeeding Easier When Going Back To Work

Tips To Help Make Breastfeeding Easier When Going Back To Work

PART 1 of 2: Breastfeeding is not the norm for much of the USA and it’s hard to get people to understand the amount of work it takes to be successful at it. To promote breastfeeding success while you are still pregnant keep these helpful tips handy.

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These 6 Tips Will Teach You How to Comfortably NOT Breastfeed

These 6 Tips Will Teach You How to Comfortably NOT Breastfeed

There are many reasons people choose not to breastfeed or cannot physically breastfeed. If you are in the category of not breastfeeding, remember, that is okay! Do not allow others to put you on a guilt trip. It is your body and your baby, so choosing what works for you is your decision!

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Is Waterbirth Safe? What are the benefits and risks for mothers and babies?

Is Waterbirth Safe? What are the benefits and risks for mothers and babies?

Our team has seen the beneficial effect of hydrotherapy use for labor and when clients give birth in the tub. The warmth of the water, the added buoyancy, with the addition of pouring water down the back or tummy, always adds a measure of comfort throughout labor and birth.

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To Break or Not To Break. That Is The Question.

To Break or Not To Break. That Is The Question.

It is best to understand your options, and always weigh risk versus benefit. No matter whether you choose to have your water broken or wish to avoid having it done, be sure you are making your choices because you understand and are comfortable with the decision at hand.

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Maternity Care in America: Thoughts by Nuria Nelkin, Certified Nurse Midwife

Maternity Care in America: Thoughts by Nuria Nelkin, Certified Nurse Midwife

Although not everyone needs the skills of a surgeon at their births; every woman can benefit from the presence of a midwife. Read more thoughts by Nuria Nelkin, certified nurse-midwife at North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, GA.

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Inspired Nourishment: Atlanta's Private Culinary Service for Postpartum Families

Inspired Nourishment: Atlanta's Private Culinary Service for Postpartum Families

MamaFare aims to eliminate one major task postpartum by making it convenient for new parents to nourish themselves well while learning to care for a new baby. Sound nutrition along with adequate rest, and support in the first few weeks postpartum are essential in setting up a solid milk supply, speed post-natal healing and for avoiding postpartum depression.

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