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Off-Topic Tuesday: UNM’s No-Poo-iversary!

I shocked the world when one year ago I announced on this blog that I’ve been No Poo for one year!  I know, I know, the human body is unbelievable.   You can read about my one year and ‘coming out’ first No Poo-iversary here. (site no longer active) In that post, I explain and highlight some of the details of being No Poo.  It took a lot of courage to say that I was No Poo, but now it’s second nature.  I literally know tens […]

Off-Topic Tuesday: Consider Eminence SPF

About some recent (or not so recent to those of us who are excessive researchers!) chatter surrounding the nasty chemicals in traditional sunscreens, I want to talk to you about one of my absolute favorite options. My favorite sunscreen is made by Eminence. Eminence is a Hungarian company. All of their products are organic. You could eat them, although they won’t taste as good as food! I love it because it is simple and easy. The one I use is SPF 30, all natural and […]

Off Topic Tuesday: The Eco Dentistry Association

In efforts to live a more eco-savvy lifestyle, we’re bound to make what others revere as “crazy” life changes and decisions. Among my most recent eye-roll-worthy decisions was choosing to see a dentist who was certified by the Eco-Dentistry Association. I’m not sure what people thought was going to happen when I went to this “hippie tree hugging” dentist, but they thought I was off my rocker. As far as they were concerned, I was chewing tree bark, flossing with tall grass, brushing with […]

Morning Sickness

But How Can I Eat with Morning Sickness?? I have come in contact with many women dealing with morning sickness in a variety of settings.  Some were contemplating a second or third pregnancy and were hoping to avoid it.  Some were in their second trimester and still having frequent trips to the ED for IVS or even hospital admissions.  I remember one mom who was plagued throughout her first pregnancy.  The baby weighed 5 pounds.  I knew her when she started her […]
Preeclampsia and Preterm Birth-4

Preeclampsia and Preterm Birth

Can Preeclampsia and Preterm Birth Be Prevented? One would think that since we live in the United States with the most expensive health care system in the world, you would not even need to ask that question. After all, in the United States and many other developed nations as well we have great prenatal care, excellent obstetric facilities, and neonatal intensive care units. So no need to worry?  Right?  Wrong! A quick look at world Maternal Mortality rates published by the British Medical Journal, The […]
Breastfeeding Tips For First Time Mothers

Breastfeeding Tips For First Time Mothers

Breastfeeding Tips For First Time Mothers – The Beginning It seems obvious that the first step to ensuring problem-free breastfeeding is to do everything possible to have a healthy baby.  If you give birth to a healthy, full-term baby (greater than 39 weeks gestation), you will increase your chances of a smooth transition from the uterus to suckling at the breast.  There is plenty of evidence which indicates you can increase your chances of delivering a full term, healthy baby.  So let’s […]