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Monday Health & Wellness: How to Test Negative on Group B Strep Test

By | February 20, 2012

Image by spaceodissey A reader, Lindsay, recently shared her story with me.  She had tested positive twice in a row on a Group B strep test while pregnant.  Not wanting antibiotics during labor, she decided to use the following combination of natural treatments to become GBS negative.  A third test shows that it worked! Please Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Newborn Procedures

By | May 18, 2011

If you’re new, you might want to read the older posts. If you’re having your baby in a hospital, there are a lot of “newborn procedures” that are standard.  It is important to know that you have the right to opt out of these procedures if you choose to, and you definitely should know why Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Group B Strep Test

By | March 23, 2011

Welcome!  If you’re new, you may want to check out the older posts in this series! The Group B strep test is a very common test that is performed when a woman is around 35 - 37 weeks pregnant.  It is a simple, non-invasive test; so why would anyone consider refusing it?  Testing positive almost always Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Gestational Diabetes Test

By | March 16, 2011

If you’re new, you might want to check out the older posts in this series! When you’re at the end of your second trimester or beginning of your third trimester, most practitioners like to do the gestational diabetes test.  (If you are showing symptoms, your doctor will do this earlier as needed.)  It is routine Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Internal Exams

By | September 8, 2010

Welcome to the next post in the Healthy Pregnancy Series!  If you haven’t read the older posts, you may want to go back and do that now!

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Balancing Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

By | September 1, 2010

This post in the “Healthy Pregnancy Series” isn’t going to be applicable to everyone — at least not entirely.  But I’ve talked to many people lately who are affected by this topic so I wanted to address it.  And honestly, some of the suggestions I’ll give will be universal, so even if you’re not breastfeeding, keep reading!

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Ultrasounds

By | August 25, 2010

When you’re expecting, having ultrasounds is practically mandatory these days.  Besides that, most parents truly look forward to getting a view of their unborn baby, moving around inside.  Doctors and ultrasound technicians assure us that ultrasounds are perfectly safe and have absolutely no risks to our babies.  In fact, they’re so safe that 3-D “vanity” places that have popped up where people can get ultrasounds just for fun!  So there really are no risks involved, right?

Healthy Pregnancy Series: Common Maternity Tests

By | July 28, 2010

Time for the next update in the Healthy Pregnancy Series! If you haven’t read the first few, you may want to go back and read them. We’ve already talked about the Top 10 Things to Do when You’re Expecting and Options in Maternity Care.

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