Filed under: General Interest, Health, birth | Comment (0)
80% of new moms suffer from the baby blues after their baby arrives. 20% of new moms will go on to suffer from postpartum depression. Researchers have found that a blood test may identify which new moms have a high risk of developing the sometimes debilitating condition known as postpartum depression.
Women with a history of [...]
Filed under: Activism, Blogroll, Community Event, Downloads, General Interest, Good Vibes, Media, Nature Diva, Placenta Encapsulation Specialists, Uncategorized, alternative medicine, birth | Comment (0)
Kristine Tohtz comes to PBi with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Kristine has had a passion for holistic health and medicine since childhood and has since successfully completed several degrees and certifications in the field. Kristine serves her community as a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, a certified-yoga instructor, a certified-postpartum doula, [...]
Filed under: General Interest, Health, Mothering, Natural Birth | Comment (0)
We’ve all heard stories, some of us have even lived them. Your newborn has lost more than 10% of their birth weight, causing concern in hospital staff. The concern is that your milk production is not adequate and you are told to supplement with formula. As you can imagine, this can be a huge blow [...]
Filed under: Activism, Blogroll, Downloads, General Interest, Health, Hospital Issues, Placenta Love, alternative medicine, birth, research | Comment (0)
The placenta, the organ responsible for for nourishing your baby and regulating maternal-fetal interactions, may be a contributing factor in a child’s autism diagnosis.
“There is increasing evidence implicating the placenta in autism risk. For example, abnormal inclusions of trophoblasts, the cells that comprise the placenta, are found more frequently in placentas from [...]
Filed under: General Interest, PPD | Comment (1)
Preschoolers whose mothers suffered from depression in the first 9 months postpartum are more likely to be shorter in stature. Research has suggested that a mothers postpartum depression can impact a child’s growth in their first 2 years.
“The research team found that at age 4, kids with mothers who had reported mild or moderate depression [...]
Filed under: General Interest, Mothering, Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Have you ever had a crying baby, but could not, for the life of you, figure out what she needed? I think we’ve all been there. As parents, everyone experiences the heartbreak and frustration of not knowing what your baby is trying to tell you.
Priscilla Dunstan, founder of Dunstan Baby Language, has made an amazing [...]
Filed under: General Interest, Health, Mothering | Comment (0)
If you have ever had a little one, you can probably relate to the feeling of not being able to resist kissing your baby regularly. Their chunky, soft, mushy cheeks are so irresistible, aren’t they? Well, the urge to smother your baby in kisses isn’t just emotional, but biochemical too. There is a real health [...]
Filed under: General Interest, Health, Legal Issues, Regulation | Comment (0)
Placentophagy, the act of eating one’s placenta, is an age-old practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The practice, dating back 2,000 years, is still common in China and is thought to have anti-aging qualities.
Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of a unified China, is said to have designated placenta as having health properties some 2200 [...]
Filed under: General Interest, Health, alternative medicine | Comment (1)
Last week we talked about the Ayurvedic method of heating the placenta to revive an unresponsive newborn. Another Ayurvedic technique that may be able to boost your health is oil pulling.
Oil Pulling is the act of swishing 1 tablespoon of a healthy oil (olive or coconut will do the trick) in your mouth for 20 [...]
Filed under: General Interest, Health, Natural Birth, Placenta Love, birth | Comments (2)
It is believed in Ayurvedic medicine that if a baby is born appearing lifeless, the placenta can be warmed to restore life in the child. The practice of warming an attached (unclamped and uncut) placenta in hot water or by massage is thought
to restore the jeeva, or life force, that is stored in the placenta. [...]