Emily Bingham, of Michigan, has been gaining a lot of attention over the past few days because of a Facebook post, about fertility, that has gone viral. In it Emily explains why people should show some sensitivity and not ask others why they do not have kids. Read
When trying to conceive, it’s important to prepare your body by cleaning up your diet and dropping some unhealthy habits. This isn’t always easy, but it it’s definitely worth making some sacrifices in order to have a healthy pregnancy. Here are a few key chemicals to start with that will impact your journey in a beneficial way. Read
by Sarah Lehman
Exercise can improve circulation, prevent chronic disease (i.e. Cardiovascular disease), manage and/or prevent metabolic syndromes (i.e. pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes mellitus), help manage anxiety and moderate depression, and help manage and prevent weight gain, just to name a few. But did you know that it can also boost your fertility? Being healthy is important for reproductive health so of course of equal importance is a healthy diet with the essential vitamins and minerals needed for prenatal support, but here I am going to focus on strategies and benefits of physical activity while you are trying to conceive. Read
We are happy to recommend a new book for pregnancy support! Our good friend Jill Hoefs and her colleague Denise Jagroo have written a very helpful book about all the aches and pains and other side effects during the stages of pregnancy. Jill is a trusted physical therapist here in New York City and works with many women before during and after pregnancy to help them manage symptoms. Read
Today, Sarah and I decided to take a little walk to the Union Square Green Market to buy some blueberries for the office. Everything is so fresh and colorful that when we got there we couldn’t help but take some pictures! Then we thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to make a list of some of the yummiest vegetables and fruits that are in season?” The answer is, yes, it would be fun. So here we are and we have for you a list with some health benefits you might not have known about, plus a few random facts… Did anyone else know that some varieties of radish can grow to be 100lbs?! Neither did we. Oh, and before we carry on, please excuse our awful puns– and by awful we mean amazing.
As you may know your hormones affect the muscles and ligaments in preparation for delivery. They become more lax and open which allows the bones to shift throughout the body. When this begins to happen there is a greater strain placed on the muscles causing muscle spasms. Because of this, many times the muscles then compress the nerves running through them. During pregnancy this frequently manifests as sciatica, carpal tunnel or thoracic outlet syndrome. As the pregnancy continues to develop your center of gravity shifts forward and your muscles must continually compensate for this change in their normal functioning.