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September 24, 2018 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month -- a time to raise awareness and educate parents and caregivers on practices that help all children reach their first birthday. It's not always possible to prevent or correct the reasons why some babies die in their first year, but there are many proven... Read More

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September 19, 2018 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) 1 Comment
At Fit Pregnancy Club (FPC), New York City's premier gym for pregnant and postpartum moms, we firmly believe that it takes more than waiting six weeks to get back into exercise after birth. In reality, your body’s “critical healing period” ranges from 12-14 weeks post birth. Jumping back into your... Read More
September 18, 2018 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
Last week, parts of the internet were aflame with new research suggesting that social media -- in particular expectant parent forums -- is partly responsible for increasing women's fear of childbirth. Senior research fellow Catriona Jones of University of Hull, United Kingdom, came up with this find... Read More
September 14, 2018 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
Preterm labor, or premature labor, is when labor begins before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Before 38 weeks it's referred to as late preterm labor. While it is generally true that babies "know when to be born," sometimes labor and birth happen before a safe time, for a variety of reasons.... Read More

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