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3 Things to Expect During Your First Visit With a Midwife

3 Things to Expect During Your First Visit With a Midwife

People often comment on how “cozy” my office is. And while office decor is not one of the skills they teach in midwifery school, it is not unimportant.  Clients are welcome here by themselves or with their families, and we intend for them to be comfortable. We spend a lot more time together over the course of care than they would with a hospital-based provider. We serve them tea. We have toys for their other kids to play with and a library of interesting pregnancy, birth, and health-related books for them to peruse. We schedule enough time in our visits...

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Male fertility & vitamins

Male fertility & vitamins

Male fertility challenges are more common than many people realize, but there are nutritional and lifestyle steps that can help. Learn what nutrients best support male fertility and what to look for in a male fertility supplement.

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Easy Pregnancy Protein Recipes

Easy Pregnancy Protein Recipes

  Why is protein important during pregnancy? Your body uses protein to build and repair cells, so it makes sense that when you’re pregnant and building a human, you need a sufficient amount of protein. It’s especially important in the second and third trimesters, when your baby is growing quickly.Protein provides building blocks for cells and is critical to your baby’s growth and development. It’s especially important for ensuring the proper growth of tissues and organs, including the brain.Try these smoothie and protein bar recipes with Mama Bird Protein Powder to provide an optimized blend of plant-based, pea and hemp protein....

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Postnatal vitamins & breastfeeding

Postnatal vitamins & breastfeeding

Most moms understand the importance of prenatal vitamins during baby’s development. But once you’ve welcomed your new baby and are beginning to adjust to postpartum life, where do vitamins fit in and how do they affect breastfeeding?

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Conception, fertility, and prenatal vitamins

Conception, fertility, and prenatal vitamins

Conception and vitamins —do you know what to look for in a prenatal vitamin to boost fertility and support a healthy pregnancy? Learn the science of why micronutrients are so important and how supplements support fertility goals for both men and women.

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Natural fertility guide: 4 healthy habits to start when trying to conceive

Natural fertility guide: 4 healthy habits to start when trying to conceive

Every Journey to Conception is Unique. Unlike pregnancy, trying to conceive a baby has no established time table.  For some it happens right away.  For others, it can take months or even years, which can be frustrating, disappointing, and overwhelming.  We know everyone’s journey is different. We know that the journey to conception can be complicated and there is no “one-size-fits-all” guide to success.  Some things are in our control and some are not.  What’s a mama to do?  Control what you can.   The focus of this guide is to support you in whatever part of the journey you are...

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Safety First: hidden toxins to avoid during pregnancy

Safety First: hidden toxins to avoid during pregnancy

Does your home have hidden toxins to avoid? Is it safe to use cleaning products during pregnancy? What chemicals should you watch out for while pregnant? Learn what to look for and get a home safety checklist to make preparing for baby’s arrival safer for you and your baby.

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Protein for pregnancy: how much do you need?

Protein for pregnancy: how much do you need?

What is protein and why is protein important for pregnancy? Learn how protein can affect your health and your baby’s development and some of the best high-protein foods to eat during pregnancy.

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