With bright lights and stark walls, labor & delivery rooms in the hospital aren't usually what come to mind when most of us think of a serene environment. Choosing to deliver your baby in the hospital where you feel safest doesn't mean you cannot also create a cozy birthing space with reminders of home.
November has many of us counting our blessings and reflecting on the people and things we are most grateful for. What better way to express our thankfulness than to share the love with others in our communities? Today we are focusing on charitable giving most needed in southern Ohio and ways to include your kids too.
Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and boost energy- and who doesn't need help with these during pregnancy? Regular exercise need not be strenuous to be beneficial, and according the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the benefits include reduced back pain and lowered risks of developing gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. There are plenty of low-impact options available to expectant parents!
Last week I had an article published over on cincinnati.com.
For several years now I've been thinking a lot about how breastfeeding can narrow the gap for families affected by health disparities due to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
Check it out.