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Ask Tori, RN: Fears

Many questions I get are regarding pregnancy fears and concerns. It is very common and quite normal to have worries. Of course you want what is best for your baby. I’d like to address a few of the most common ones that I hear.Q: I’m afraid to take any medications...

Why is exercise important after baby?

Welcome to post pregnancy! Many postnatal women are overwhelmed by the idea of getting back into shape – the results aren’t apparent over night. But remember, it took nine months to get there! Post-natal exercise offers a whole range of benefits for new moms: ·        Helps to reduce post-natal depression...

Exercise and Pregnancy

I know how exciting it is to finally hear the news that you’re going to have a baby. I’m sure there are many questions going through your head about keeping you and the baby healthy through your pregnancy. I’ve gathered a few of the most asked questions to guide you...

Welcome Yourself to Motherhood!

Welcomedefinition: to greet the arrival of a person with pleasure or kindly courtesyYou might already be thinking a great deal about welcoming your baby into the world, but not about how you want to welcome yourself into motherhood before the baby arrives. Traditional activities and events like the baby shower,...

Giving Yourself Permission

Now that you are expecting, what do you most need permission to do? What do you need permission to be? Would you like permission to walk instead of run? How about permission to enjoy your body just the way it is? Perhaps you want permission to lean on your partner?...

Separation Anxiety

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care   My baby is only happy when I’m within arm’s reach. If I dare to leave the room, she cries as if I’ve left the country! I can’t even so much as take a shower these days, let alone leave the house...

Car Seat Crying

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care   Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats. Usually, this is because your baby is used to more freedom of movement and more physical attention than you...

COLIC – Does your baby have it? What can you do about it?

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care   You may have heard the term colic applied to any baby who cries a great deal. Not all crying babies have colic, but all colicky babies cry ¾ and they cry hard. They may stiffen their little bodies, or curl up...

Why Dads should go to the OB

Most guys – unless they're hypochondriacs – don't really look forward to seeing a doctor. And seeing someone else's is even farther down the list of fun ways to spend a few hours. But going to your partner’s medical appointments is really important, for a number of reasons. First, it'll...

Sex During Pregnancy

For some men, sex during pregnancy is an incredible turn-on. But for others, it borders on the revolting. Where you stand on the issue depends on a lot of factors, but one thing is pretty much guaranteed: When your partner is pregnant your sex life will change. In the first...