3 Easy Ways to Boost Nutrition

Jill Cruz
November 25, 2016

 3 Easy Ways to Boost Nutrition: For All Moms and Moms-To-Be Eat fat, fiber, and protein at every meal and snack Eat fermented foods Eat more fish and seaweed 1-Eat fat, fiber, and protein at every meal and snack: A simple formula for nutritious eating is to include fat, fiber, and protein at every meal and By doing so you will ensure a low-glycemic and nutritious diet. And as long as you eat predominantly whole, unprocessed foods, you will naturally …

Emergency Contraception: What Options are Available, and When is it Safe to Use?

Michelle Chiafulio
October 22, 2014

In September, Five Democratic senators introduced legislation that would require any federally-funded hospital to provide emergency contraception to survivors of sexual assault. This bill would not only provide important access to emergency contraception for rape survivors. It could, additionally, help to push the conversation surrounding emergency contraception back where it belongs: as a private discussion between a woman and her healthcare provider. As healthcare providers that care deeply about our patients, our staff at Full Circle would like to take …

Should You Work With a Midwife, a Doula or Both?

Michelle Chiafulio
October 8, 2014

Your birth process is, perhaps, one of the most monumental experiences of your life. When it comes to making a decision about who will help facilitate your journey, it’s important that you weigh all the factors involved, and choose the type of care that best fits the unique needs of your body, personality and family.  If you’re looking for more intimate and individualized care that seeks to limit intervention unless necessary, then a midwife is probably for you. Midwives work in private …

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Michelle Chiafulio
October 1, 2014

Did you know that 40-60% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient? This is primarily due to the fact that there is only a short list of foods that contain vitamin D – including egg yolk, salmon and cod liver oil. While many people consume their Vitamin D through fortified foods like milk, this is not possible for 75% of the population that is lactose intolerant.Recent studies have discovered a connection between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, autoimmune disease, neurologic disease, insulin resistance, …

How to Exercise During Each Trimester of Pregnancy

Michelle Chiafulio
September 24, 2014

Did you know that those who are active throughout their pregnancy have more endurance and flexibility within labor?  Below, we share some of our staff’s recommendations for strengthening your core, increasing your flexibility and improving your stamina. Keep in mind that talking to your health care provider is always a good idea, before taking on strenuous activity during pregnancy.  Feeling like you’re out of alignment, to begin with? Katy Says is an excellent resource to get you started. Running  First trimester: during your first trimester your baby’s major organs are forming, and …

How Will Your Sex Life Change During Pregnancy?

Michelle Chiafulio
September 13, 2014

Have you heard that sex during pregnancy is potentially harmful for your baby?  Nothing could be further from the truth. With amniotic fluid and your cervix safely protecting your baby, your blood volume increasing by about 40%, and yourbreasts growing to about four times their usual size, we recommend that you enjoy (and explore!) your changing body over the coming months.  It’s important to remember that sex in pregnancy can be different for everyone, and change at different times throughout the pregnancy. Below, are some of our tried and true recommendations to enjoying this unique shift in sexuality during pregnancy: 1. Your Body …

5 Tricks to Get your Little Ones to Sleep

Michelle Chiafulio
September 7, 2014

According to the National Sleep Foundation, most children have spent more time asleep than awake by the age of 2. Not to mention, kids will spend about 40% of their time asleep during childhood. Needless to say, sleep is an incredibly part of your little one’s life – not to mention vital to their mental and physical development! Get on the Same Page as Your Partner Sleep routines, in particular, are important to set alongside your partner. Do you have concerns about how it will affect mealtimes, babysitters, continuing to get time alone without your kids? Talk …