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Don’t Want To Give Birth to a 19 Pound Baby?

There was a 19 pound baby born in Indonesia last month. She gained so much weight because her mother is diabetic so she received too much glucose. Studies prove that exercise reduces your risk of developing gestational diabetes- and you don’t have to do much! As little as one flight of stairs per day has benefits. Also, if you’ve already been diagnosed with GD, more studies have shown that exercise works as well as insulin in controlling it! Continue reading Don’t Want To Give Birth to a 19 Pound Baby?

Antidepressants..not en Vogue

I just read a great article on the danger of taking antidepressants during pregnancy.  The biggest surprise about the article?  I found it in Vogue magazine!  I know you must be thinking “how on earth does a new mom have time to read a fashion magazine,” and I’m with you on that one.  Can’t believe I actually read it cover to cover!  It’s all part of being an Integrative Mom I suppose.  I was excited to see truth being told about the “mal” practices of the pharmaceutical companies in the most unlikely of places.  I was upset to read that, “A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that drug companies publish only two thirds of antidepressant studies- usually the most positive ones.”  Risks of taking antidepressants during pregnancy include miscarriage, premature birth, birth defects, heart abnormalities, and trouble breathing.  Click here to see for yourself > Vogue Article

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