Month: April 2016

States Where Midwives Practice Independently Have Lower Rates of Cesarean Deliveries

States that allow autonomous practice by certified nurse-midwives have a higher proportion of CNM-attended births as well as lower rates of cesarean sections, and low birthweight infants, according to a study published today in Women’s Health Issues. Women’s Health Issues is the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, which is based at […]

3 Things That Make A Happy Bride

Most people may think that brides are automatically HAPPY!.   Why wouldn’t you be?  I mean you’re planning and looking forward to the biggest day of you life!  We tend to assume that people in situations that look appealing, like having a fiancé, a baby, fancy career or lot of money are HAPPY.  The truth is […]

‘Love Hormone’ Levels in Pregnancy May Point to Risk for Postpartum Depression

Oxytocin, the hormone responsible for creating strong bonds between mother and infant that is crucial for infant development, can also cause postpartum depression in mothers with a history of depression, a new study shows. An study conducted at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, showed that women with a history of depression had […]

Stress Before Pregnancy Linked to Birth Weight

A baby’s weight at birth is linked to the mother’s pattern of stress hormone before she even become pregnant. When we experience stressful event , our body releases a hormone called CARTISOL. Cartisol levels are highest when we get out of bed in the morning and reduces as the day progresses. But due to chronic […]

My 7-Step, Goal-Setting Battle Plan

“In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” —Robert Heinlein “Of what use to make heroic vows of amendment if the same old lawbreaker is to keep them?” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

When It Makes More Sense To Rent A Home Instead Of Buying

The American Dream of owning a home is not exactly the trend anymore. Statistics show that renting is on the rise largely due to employment changes. The best way to decide whether to rent or buy is to consider if you will be with the same job for at least 5 years. The cost to […]

Maternal Instincts

An experimental study has shown that maternal instincts can give the offspring a leg up in life. Stephen Proulx, an evolutionary biologist, is the study’s author and the hermaphroditic worm is its subject. The study is published in PLOS Biology. It is known that environmental factors like maternal weight can affect fetus size and the […]

Do You Need To East Breakfast To Be A Fit Bride?

“What do I eat for breakfast?” is a common question I get asked all the time!  In addition to, “do I have to eat breakfast even if I’m not hungry?”  Most women think they “have to” eat breakfast but that is not necessarily true.   There is no “one size fits all” nutritional approach that works […]

How To Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring time is here, and it is time to not only clean your house but also clean up your finances! This article suggests several ways you can start to clean up your finances immediately. Dealing with student loan debt? Try the loan service CommonBond that can lower your rates and save you money in the […]

Decide What You Want

Often the difference between people who do and people who don’t is just a decision. I’ve heard it said and it’s true, “the decisions you make today will determine the circumstances of the rest of your life.” So let’s improve your decision-making power!