Keto Before and After Birth: Is This Low-Carb Diet Dangerous?

Keto Pregnancy Breastfeeding Dangerous

It’s not always easy to recognize the difference between a healthy eating plan and a fad diet. And when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s not just a casual decision, either. You want to choose the most nourishing foods for you and baby. Especially if you’re breastfeeding, your newborn depends on you for 100% of her […]

Laughing Gas During Childbirth: History, Pros and Cons

Laughing Gas During Labor

We’ve already mentioned the hit PBS show “Call the Midwife” in another post on infant spina bifida, but you’ve probably noticed some women on the show using laughing gas while they’re giving birth. Many women will hold off and try to deliver birth naturally without any aids, but some turn to nitrous oxide to relieve […]

Aromatherapy During Pregnancy: Which Oils are Safe to Use?

Aromatherapy Pregnancy Safe

Candlelit baths, therapeutic massages, and restorative yoga are all wonderful ways to pamper yourself during pregnancy. These luxurious experiences are often accompanied by the application of aromatic essential oils like eucalyptus and lavender. But are these oils safe to use during pregnancy? While many of your favorite essential oils may be safe to indulge in […]