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Guest Post: 5 Postpartum Symptoms you Should Never Ignore

As busy new Moms, we are commonly guilty of a very strange behavior: we often sweep health matters associated with our quality of life under the rug. Why do we...

Oct, 1 2016 by Vanessa Ast Billier

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How to Advocate for your Maternal Health

Hello, it’s me again, Vanessa Ast Biller, a maternal– and pelvic health–obsessed Mom of two, physical trainer and postnatal recovery specialist. Today, I wanted to send a message to all...

Jul, 9 2016 by Vanessa Ast Billier

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Tips to Ensure a Speedier Recovery from Pregnancy

Give yourself the best chance to avoid the common and limiting condition of diastasis recti (often misleadingly referred to as “mummy tummy”). Education is key in the prenatal phase for...

May, 7 2016 by Vanessa Ast Billier

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Postpartum Depression Is More Than Just Baby Blues

Photo credit: Melanie Gordon As a new mama and holistic nutritionist, postpartum depression is something that I'm familiar with but have not personally suffered from. However, I know that many...

Jan, 15 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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Important Nutrients and Foods for a Healthy Pregnancy

If you're reading this I'm guessing your pregnant, so CONGRATS are in order! I loved being pregnant and everyone kept giving me advice like "sleep while you can"... this is...

Dec, 15 2015 by Joy McCarthy

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10 Things Every Woman Needs to Know Before Giving Birth

Lucky for me, two of my closest girlfriends had babies the same year Vienna was born. 2015 felt like the year of babies – at least in my social circle! Many...

Jul, 30 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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How I'm Learning to Love My Post-Pregnancy Body

I was speaking at a girl empowerment event this week and sharing with teen girls the connection between what you eat and your mood, a topic I absolutely love to...

Jun, 2 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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12 Powerfoods for a Healthy Pregnancy

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant or you already are pregnant, CONGRATS! This is a very exciting time in your life!! I loved being pregnant. It was such a...

Mar, 20 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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Guest Post: 5 Exercises to Strengthen and Tone from the Inside Out

Fellow mothers, this is not your traditional core training program! What women need to appreciate is how important (yet overlooked) it is to restore our often compromised cores after the...

Dec, 18 2015 by Vanessa Ast Billier

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