Changes to Expect During Pregnancy

Changes to Expect During Pregnancy

If you’re newly pregnant, first off, congratulations! If this is your first child, you’re probably starting to wonder how your body might change in pregnancy. Mindful Midwifery is here to talk to mothers about the changes their body will likely experience while pregnant that many women don’t expect. Getting Lightheaded While pregnant, your blood vessels… Continue Reading

The Shrinking Brain Size of Expectant Mothers

The Shrinking Brain Size of Expectant Mothers

We know about the swollen ankles, the inexplicable cravings (pickle-chocolate sandwiches, anyone?) and the morning sickness. But did you know that your brain actually gets smaller when you’re pregnant? According to a recent study published in Nature Neuroscience, an expectant mother’s brain loses gray matter in the frontal and temporal lobes. The gray matter that… Continue Reading

Your Guide to Immunizations

Your Guide to Immunizations

The controversy over vaccines (immunizations) often comes when people don’t understand immunizations.  Ask any woman in 1918, if she would have given her child a tetanus, polio or pertussis vaccine and you would have received an overwhelming resounding “yes”. We have eradicated, or almost eliminated, several deadly disease such as polio, diptheria, and congenital rubella. … Continue Reading

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