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Book Review: Your Best Pregnancy

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 […]

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The Prenatal Question: How to Know which Prenatal is Right for you?

I’m frequently asked which prenatal vitamins are right for women who are trying to conceive or who are already pregnant. There are so many prenatals on the market: it’s no wonder that it can feel daunting trying to pick out which one is the best. Prenatal vitamin formulations can and do vary, but there are […]

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Top Ten Fruits and Vegetables that are in this Season

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 […]

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Is your Immune System Preventing a Pregnancy?

I’ve been in practice for many years. Long enough to notice trends, and one of the things that I have noticed is a rise in autoimmune problems (allergies, lupus, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue and some kinds of thyroid disorders). What concerns me about this rise in immune system dysfunction is the effect it […]

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Ready to Meet your Baby? These Yoga Poses will Help You Prepare

Whether you’ve had a difficult pregnancy or glided through the last nine months, when the due date comes…you’re ready to see baby.

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It’s called labor for a reason!

I woke up this morning to a frenzy of news stories announcing that the Duchess of Cambridge is in labor. Even though I’ve lived in America for more than 20 years, my British roots kicked in and I found myself wishing her well and feeling excited at the prospect of a new prince or princess […]

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: More common than we think

Do you feel pressure or heaviness between your legs?   Have you ever had the strange sensation that something is falling out of your vagina?   Does your vagina look or feel different since having a baby?  Have you changed the way you urinate or have bowel movements to complete one?

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Castor oil: The awesome and the not-so-hot

Castor oil is an incredible substance obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor plant, Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae). It is a clear, flavorless oil that has been used for medicinal use in ancient Egypt, China, Persia, Africa, Greece, Rome, and started to be used in Europe and the Americas in the 1600s. Centuries ago, the […]

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Spring into wellness: Basic Moves to Reignite your Body Now

Spring is finally here! Can you feel the shift in energy?

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“We’re pregnant, now what?” I have an embarrassing itch

This is the sixth part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer. You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. During pregnancy a thickening of the vaginal muscle layer, combined with an increase in the hormone estrogen, will cause the cells in the vagina to multiply […]

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“We’re pregnant, now what?” Varicose veins

This is the fifth part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer. You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. Entering the second trimester of pregnancy, approximately weeks 12 – 24, the draining symptoms of the first trimester have for most women become a memory. Many […]

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“We’re Pregnant, now what?” Musculoskeletal Discomfort

This is the fourth part of a series of articles about pregnancy by YinOva Acupuncturist and Obstetric Nurse, Laura Scheurer, You can read other articles in this series by clicking here. Even very early in pregnancy your body begins to transform to accommodate and prepare for childbirth. Your pelvic girdle shifts to support a growing […]

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