Preconception and Prenatal Care

A New Addition To The ALB Family!

I am truly beyond excited to introduce our new Preconception and Prenatal programs Mamas, Papas and Babies! This is something I’ve been working on for over two years and is an outgrowth of all I know and see around me. It comes from a place of wanting to cultivate an environment for baby to thrive in …

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Preconception Planning: Why it Matters!

When you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, it’s of course important to prepare your body to help with conception, to create a clean and nurturing environment for baby to grow.  But it’s equally as important to get your body into tip-top shape prior to pregnancy in order to meet the challenges of being a new mom–physically, …

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Things That Make Us Crazy, Sick, and Fat! And it’s not Food!

  So you’re devoted to your sunrise salutations, eating organic, getting enough sleep, and getting in your twice weekly meditation/yoga practice. Or at least you’re incorporating  enough of these practices to rightly expect results and yet are still experiencing weight gain, unexplained infertility, chronic fatigue, anxiety/moodiness, poor memory and hot flashes. So what gives? Maybe …

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Ice Cream and Flu Shots! Tis The Season

It’s Flu SHOT Season Everywhere you turn, someone is offering you a flu shot. Rite Aid entices you with free ice cream in exchange for a flu shot. I’ve gotten at least three emails from Kaiser reminding me to get my flu shot. Go to the doctor for any reason and you’ll be offered the …

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Is It New Mommy Exhaustion or Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum Depression (PPD) It’s estimated that 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression and most suffer in silence. I’m hoping this post will open the doors for more women to seek help and support if they’re are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and/or depressed after having a baby. What’s the difference between Postpartum Depression (PPD) and the …

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