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Is it Baby Blues?
Or Post-Partum Depression?

Eighty-five percent of women experience baby blues; ten to fifteen  percent go on to have post-partum depression. Baby blues typically resolve within six weeks post-partum.; whereas post-partum depression can begin anytime in the first year after delivery. A momentous hormonal shift occurs in the first two weeks post-partum. Imagine this: At the end of pregnancy [...]

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Breast-feed and Protect Two Hearts at Once

A study published in the February issue of a major ob-gyn journal analyzed data on breastfeeding from the Nurses Health Study. The 89,000 + women who breast-fed over the course of the study time had a 20 percent reduction in heart attack if they breast-fed 23 months or more during their lifetimes. Breast-feeding less than [...]

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Doctor or Midwife:
Which Would You Choose?

Someone asked this question on cafe mom. At the moment I did not have the time to answer it and when I went back I couldn't find the question, so I'm answering it in this post. The short answer is: the initials after a person's name do not signify the quality of care they provide. [...]

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