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Radical Remedies: Baby Blues

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Baby Blues is a psychological state experienced by about 50% of women right after giving birth. It’s basically light depression. The reason for this is not entirely clear, but it is likely multifactorial. The ending of pregnancy may be one of them. Most women are very happy to be pregnant and to have the baby as part of their body. Birth, although bringing into the world the baby that mothers love, and wait for, ends this stage. The other most likely reason is pain and exhaustion associated with giving birth. I have seen it many times and it’s absolutely mind boggling what women have to go through. Even today with strong pain killers and muscle contractants like oxytocin it’s an amazing feat to say the least. After going through so much pain and physical exhaustion it’s no wonder that some women feel depressed. Finally there are many hormonal changes during and after birth. This can cause some imbalances in the hormonal milieu of the mother, contributing to the blues.  Unfortunately this can last a few weeks, so it makes utmost sense to try something natural that can alleviate this, without going into prescription anti-depressants.

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Baby Blues

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Today’s topic is a continuation of mother and baby topics. It’s about Baby Blues, which is the slight depression felt by some mothers after giving birth. I picked this topic partly because of the recent change in weather, which makes some of us a little depressed.
Baby Blues is a psychological state experienced by about 50% of women right after giving birth. It’s basically light depression. The reason for this is not entirely clear, but it is likely multifactorial. The ending of pregnancy may be one of them. Most women are very happy to be pregnant and to have the baby as part of their body. Birth, although bringing into the world the baby that mothers love, and wait for, ends this stage. Continue reading


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Pregnancy and Supplements~Part 1

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Today’s blog is a continuation of my women’s health and baby topics. Recently I talked about Lecithin and how important it is in the neurological development of the fetus during pregnancy. Today I want to expand on the topic by making a connection between a decrease in the likelihood of Neural Tube Defects and supplementation with Folate and Vitamin B12 during pregnancy.
So what are neural tube defects and how can we prevent them? Well it all starts with a tube. That’s essentially what the fetus looks like at the very beginning of its development when it changes its shape from a ball of cells to a tube-like structure. The tube is what will actually become the baby’s gastrointestinal tract. Continue reading