Posts in Women's Health
The Case For Postpartum Follow-Up BEFORE 6 Weeks

The case for the 3-Week Postpartum Visit is a very obvious one for most people in birth work or maternal health. We are truly not sure who came up with the idea that sending women home for 6 weeks and praying for the best was the right way to go about things. In other countries, this is far from the norm- and interestingly enough, their outcomes are far better than ours! ACOG has recently announced their support of the 3-week Postpartum Visit, and here are some thoughts from us on the topic.

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This Is Weird- Things I Didn't Expect During Pregnancy.

there are MANY symptoms that those pesky pregnancy hormones can cause other than nausea and back pain. Remember to always mention any symptoms you are having to your provider. It’s important for them to know what’s going on in the event they can recognize some kind of pattern that may indicate a bigger problem for you and baby. You are NEVER “bothering” your provider or even your doula. Tell us when something is up! We are working as a team to help you have the best and safest pregnancy and birth for you and your new addition!

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Protein! How to sneak it in even if you think you hate it.

Protein Intake in pregnancy is especially important. Now that you are growing a tiny human- all of those amino acids are even more beneficial to you both! Per the American Pregnancy Association “Protein positively affects the growth of fetal tissue, including the brain. It also helps your breast and uterine tissue to grow during pregnancy, and it plays a role in your increasing blood supply.” Other studies have shown that protein can also lower your risk of developing Pre-Eclampsia, which can be life threatening! Because of digestive issues during pregnancy such as nausea and constipation- this can make getting protein in even harder.

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Best Edible Plants for a MS Summer Garden!

Like to garden? Live in Central MS? Get your hands dirty with your kids this summer. What kid doesn’t like playing in the dirt?? Edible plants that will make your friends jealous to grow with your kids in Vicksburg, Clinton, Jackson, Canton, Ridgeland, Madison, Gluckstadt, Brandon, Meridian, Hattiesburg, Brookhaven, Pearl, Byram, and Raymond.

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Placenta Issues In Pregnancy

Placenta Previa, Abruption, Accreta, Percreta, and Increta. Some of the lesser known pregnancy complications that people need to know about. The placenta is often called the tree of life! Placenta Issues in pregnancy can cause serious complications for both mother and baby. All this and more covered here.

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Gestational Diabetes and Your Pregnancy- What You Should Know.

Everything you need to know about Gestational Diabetes- How it is diagnosed, what can be done to prevent it, what typical treatment looks like, and what to expect regarding you and your baby's health.

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The things You REALLY Need In Your Hospital “Go Bag”

What do you ACTUALLY NEED in your hospital bag? The top 10 things you want to pack. And links to some great products our Mississippi Doulas love!

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Why you aren’t crazy- Let’s Talk Postpartum Mood Disorders

Postpartum Mood Disorders. What you need to know and how to find support. Why you aren’t crazy even if you feel like you might be. Covering Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, and Postpartum Rage. You are not alone- let’s talk about how to make things better for you and your family.

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Prenatal Vitamins- How Important Are They?

Prenatal Vitamins. Do they really matter? Which nutrients are most important for a healthy pregnancy, mom and baby? Here’s some evidence to check out to help you make the best decision for you to have the safest pregnancy possible.

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum- When It's NOT Just Morning Sickness

Hyperemesis Gravidarum. When it’s not just morning sickness and the nausea doesn’t get better. What it is and how to cope.

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