Category Archives: Time for You

Sick with a cold? Safer medications for breastfeeding moms

If you're sick with a cold while breastfeedings, there are medications you can safely use.

Tweet Being sick when you’re nursing is a miserable experience. Not only are you dealing the demands of a nursing baby or toddler, but you need to carefully consider what medications to take to lessen your symptoms. There’s often confusion about what cold medications are safe to take when you are breastfeeding. Nancy Holtzman, RN…

Prevent Preterm Birth with Proper Dental Care: 5 Tips to Follow

It is important to note that there are many factors that can increase a pregnant women's risk for birthing a preemie and gum disease is just one of them.

Tweet Have you noticed that your nose and gums occasionally bleed while you are pregnant? That’s because the pregnancy hormones, progesterone and estrogen, increase circulation and cause the mucous membranes to swell and bleed. In this state, your gums are more susceptible to periodontal disease and inflammation which have been found to increase the risk…

The Benefits of Mind Body Birth from a Class Participant

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Tweet Mind Body Birth by Isis is a popular childbirth education option for those seeking a class that focuses on techniques for achieving a natural or low-intervention birth. This 5-week series offers an opportunity for learning about and practice of a wide range of non-medical comfort measures. The advantage of a series class is not…

Prenatal Stretches

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Tweet Not only is strength and muscle tone important in the pelvic floor, but overly tight muscles can also cause pain and tearing during birth and discomfort postpartum. It is important to stretch the hip flexors and posterior chain which includes the groin, hamstrings, and glutes. Participating in Prenatal Yoga is an easy and safe…

Bonding with Mom & Baby Yoga

I started putting all of my sweet experiences with my daughter into my classes. Moms tell me that their babies take longer naps after class because they’ve been so alert and playful during it.

Tweet I rarely felt like doing yoga by myself all alone at home. Being a yoga instructor, though, I thought maybe at least I got in a good stretch while teaching classes. But when I was on maternity leave for three months, I couldn’t wait to start a yoga practice at home, and I returned…

Foods That Should Be on Every Pregnant Woman’s Shopping List

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Tweet Healthy eating during pregnancy isn’t about weight loss; it’s about maintaining a diet to meet the demands of your changing body and growing baby. Table for two please! Heading to the food store and want a cheat sheet? Here is the short list of must-have dietary items for pregnancy, all containing a combination of…

Remember the Pelvic Floor – Exercises for Pregnancy and Postpartum

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Tweet During pregnancy, you may give a lot of attention to your growing belly, sore back, and swollen ankles – but how often do you think about your pelvic floor? Your pelvic floor is a network of muscles that support the pelvic organs including the bladder, intestines and uterus (and also regulates waste removal through…

Reassuring words for parents concerned about arsenic.

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Tweet There’s been a buzz of concern around the recent press coverage to do with the presence of arsenic in many foods, particularly in rice. This buzz of course has been heard in many of our Early Parenting Groups at Isis and I’d like to offer a word of reassurance. While it’s always valuable to…