A Functional Medicine Approach to PMDD

The contents of this article present the research and ideas of its author(s) on a functional medicine approach to PMDD and was created for informational purposes only. All information, content, and material on this website is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of […]

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Balancing Breastfeeding and Body Image: Tiffany’s Story

by Tiffany Brunhoefer “My body felt unfamiliar” The first few months after I gave birth, I focused on enjoying being a new mom and embracing this new phase for my family. For me, the end of pregnancy signaled a turning point in a long road of nausea, pain, swelling, and general discomfort. I embraced the […]

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Planning for a Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnancy

by Rebekah Madren The contents of this website present the research and ideas of its author(s) and was created for informational purposes only. All information, content, and material on this website is for informational purposes and not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or […]

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Help, Healing and Hope

by Rebekah Madren My initial HG diagnosis I never thought I would be pregnant and thinking about suicide. Pregnancy is supposed to be all baby bump pictures and cute nurseries, right? Enter hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a rare pregnancy disease that assaults a woman with debilitating, life-threatening nausea and vomiting. It’s what NOT to expect when […]

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The Truth About PMS

by Lisa Hendrickson-Jacks What is PMS? Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a catch-all term for the mood, behavioral, and physical symptoms women experience during the week or so before menstruation. From anxiety, irritability, and sadness, to sugar cravings, bloating, and sore breasts, most (if not all) women experience some degree of these and other emotional and […]

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6 Ways to Empower Children After a Divorce

By Chautè Thompson, LMHC, CDWF Divorce affects the entire family, but so does remaining in a home of discord and disconnect. It is important for you to recognize ways you can help your children through this difficult time while you help yourself. Children experience a great deal of anxiety when they are dealing with the […]

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Finding Your Strength After Divorce

by Amanda Rowe Divorce feels like the end. Your life as you knew it is over.  You have no idea what the future holds, only that the familiar is gone. It’s scary, feeling adrift, and alone. The person you thought was on your team now sits on the opposing side, and you feel overwhelmed by […]

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Easing Into a Postpartum Workout Routine

by Lisa Schoenholt After my son’s birth, I waited until I had a two-hour window to take a workout class and finally have some time to myself. I waited…and waited…and waited. As the weeks turned into months, it was abundantly clear that my “magic window” wasn’t going to just happen, and I needed a new […]

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7 Steps to Feel Empowered During Your Pregnancy

by Alexandra-Samuel Sturgess You are pregnant, YAAAAY! I will let you have a moment to freak out in a good way! So, now what? Of course, making your first prenatal appointment is imperative. This can be scary for many women who do not know what to expect. You want to know what to expect in […]

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7 Tips for Discussing Parenthood with LGBTQ Couples

By Danielle Reycer Our journey to pregnancy “Your private life is about to become very public.” That’s one of the things the counselor said to us at our required visit before undergoing our first round of IUI to try and conceive. It’s something I hadn’t considered. I’ve been told more than once that I “look […]

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