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December 11, 2017 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
Newborn babies are amazing, cuddly, and deliciously adorable, which is what makes near round-the-clock care for them more bearable. But the reality is also that taking care of a new baby creates stress for parents.

Stress is an inevitable component of the newborn period (and parenting in general) -... Read More

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December 8, 2017 by Lamaze International Leave a Comment
By Eric Farlow, Awareness Advocate, The Recovery Village

For many, using prescription opioids is a day-to-day reality that can help relieve chronic pain for a functioning life. Your doctor may write a script if you deal with prolonged back pain or are still recovering from an accident. There are a... Read More
December 6, 2017 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
We have long known the benefits of holding, touch, and skin-to-skin care with infants -- it improves baby's immune system, regulates temperature, promotes calm and sleep, and is essential for development and growth. Now, new research from scientists at the the University of British Columbia and BC... Read More
December 4, 2017 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
Yesterday, I read a shared post on Facebook in which a mother ranted about all the advice thrown around for "self care," with suggestions for yoga, manicures, and long, hot baths. She expressed frustration at this kind of advice, which she deemed useless unless it came with a "concrete babysitting... Read More

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