Monday, February 22, 2010

Relax with the Lounge Doctor !

Now here's a doctor I want an appointment with every day !
I received a sample of this product to review, and this is not a paid endorsement. 
I receive a lot of products to sample and some of them do not warrant a mention, as I am very exacting, and concerned about quality and value. 
I give this product a hearty recommendation. It is great for a mom's tired legs, whether pregnant, postpartum, or in my case weary after chasing around the grandbaby. 
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Acupuncture May Be An Effective Treatment of Depression in Pregnant Women

Acupuncture might be an effective method of treating depression in pregnant women, according to a study presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) 30th Annual Meeting.

Approximately 10% of women who are pregnant have clinical depression. Of those, 20% experience worsened symptoms during pregnancy. Although this rate of depression is similar to that of postpartum and nonpregnant women, concerns about using antidepressants leave pregnant women with few alternatives.

George Macones, MD, MSCE, chair of the Ob/Gyn department at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and program chair of the SMFM conference who reviewed the study abstract for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said the findings are too premature to advise any patient to discontinue medication during pregnancy. But, in an interview with Medscape Ob/Gyn and Women's Health, Dr. Macones said he would offer acupuncture as an option to women with unmedicated depression.
"If a patient said, 'I'm really reluctant to start a medication, is there anything else you could offer to me?' I probably would be willing to discuss acupuncture with someone in that group," Dr. Macones said.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Breastfeeding Made Simple


I want to share a wonderful resource with you. It's a website called: 
Oh, how I would have loved this resource when I was a new mom with postpartum brain fog. Actually, today I still prefer the "quick and dirty down to earth" way of learning. Give me the  "must know" info before you start filling in the other details. That's what this site and book by the same name does. 
There is a "motherlode" of great info on the site, including the very important topic of post birth trauma and how to cope and get help.