Folate and Folic Acid in Pregnancy

Folate and its cousin folic acid are vital for developing a healthy baby because it prevents neural tube defects. Since the neural tube develops within the first 28 days of pregnancy, it is recommended all women of childbearing years consume folate. Folate prevents certain heart abnormalities, cleft palate and cleft...

Balancing Motherhood & Sustainability

Today’s moms are courageous women who choose to do what they can, where they are, to begin making a positive difference in their own homes, communities, and around the globe. For some, that means taking an interest in sustainability, which Wikipedia simply defines as “the capacity for the Earth’s biosphere...

Cord Blood Banking

Your baby’s umbilical cord is made of tissue that protects and insulates the veins responsible for carrying blood to and from mom and baby during pregnancy. In addition to playing the role of protector, your baby’s umbilical cord tissue is packed with several types of stem cells, including Mesenchymal Stem...

Best Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy

The best sleep position during pregnancy is "SOS" (sleep on side) because it provides the best circulation for you and your baby.  It also places the least pressure on your veins and internal organs. Sleeping on your left side will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the...

COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has given its emergency use approval of Pfizer’s and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine for use in individuals 16+ years and 18+ years respectively, and distribution is underway. The FDA states both vaccines are very effective with few side effects. Now the question is, are...
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