Placenta Consumption

Official due date is today and I'm still pregnant...and I'm very ready to meet him!

One of the many phone calls I plan to make immediately postpartum is for my Placenta.  I am going to have my placenta picked up and prepared into capsules - all within 72 hours of delivery.  Yeah yeah, so it sounds weird and trendy. Lately it's been getting attention since celebrities are doing it (like Kourtney Kardashian, Alicia Silverstone, January Jones).  But this isn't a new trend.

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Moxibustion for Breech Baby

In fact, acupuncture (well actually moxibustion) to turn a breech baby is quite successful!  This is best done between weeks 32-37 when the baby is still small and mobile enough to move easily within the womb. One study in the UK found that women who did moxibustion were 2x more likely to turn their breech babies than those who did not do moxibustion. 

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Vitamin D: Why It's Essential For All Of Us Especially During Pregnancy

Today's post is relevant to all of us.  I was just reminded by a patient of mine that she was looking for recommendations on vitamin D and that I haven't even blogged about this super trendy topic.  It's especially relevant because vitamin D is essential for immunity - which I am doing my best to keep boosted during pregnancy. 

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