Meditation during Pregnancy Improves Fetal Health

Author: Lauren Frick With increased fetal health comes a decrease in issues related to cognitive functioning and behavior. Oftentimes, the health of the mother can influence the state of fetal health. An infant with a mother who is depressed or anxious during pregnancy can be prone to emotional problems or have reduced immunity. Additionally, psychiatric …

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Means of Complementary Medicine to Reduce Nausea During Pregnancy

Author: Lauren Frick Approximately 80% of women will experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. This is likely due to the fluctuation of hormones. Typically, the symptoms present themselves around week 4 and persist until the end of the pregnancy, but often minimize around week 12 (when the placenta implants and takes over hormone production from …

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The Benefits of Safe Aromatherapy During Pregnancy

Aromatherapy can be incorporated into pregnancy, labor & birth, and the postpartum, and offer beneficial, holistic results. Clinical aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils for their therapeutic properties, is considered to be a part of holistic nursing/midwifery. For example, nurses at a hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana have six essential oils that can be used …

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Mindfulness for Pain Management during Labor

Author: Lauren Frick Kimberlee Bethany Bonuru, of the Walden University, explains that effective pain management (natural/pharmaceutical) during Labor is essential for a woman to have a positive birth experience. Pain is influenced by psychological aspects including confidence, self-efficacy, labor knowledge, and prenatal anxiety. Additionally, many women experience fear of childbirth (Foc), and this mindset (due …

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Korean Herbal Medicine Improves Fertility in Women over 35

Author: Lauren Frick It has been found that the birthrate for women over 35 has been steadily increasing. According to the NCHS Databrief 21, roughly 20% of women in the US have their first child after the age of 35. As women increase in age, their chance of infertility also increases. Once women reach the …

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