The Paleo Pregnancy by Stephanie Raffelock

The Paleo diet refers back to Paleo times when human beings were hunter/gatherers and lived on diets of protein , vegetables and moderate amounts of seasonal fruit. Notice the absence of carbs? The body does need carbohydrates and although a lot of those are present in vegetables, the advent of bread became the main staple for carbohydrates post Paleo times.

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Postpartum Depression: Identify and Correct the Underlying Causes

Here is an example of yet another integrative practice focusing on perinatal mood issues.  The following article was written by Drs. John Neustadt, ND and Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD, NBITC. Post-partum depression affects up to twenty-five percent of mothers. It is a debilitating and life-threatening condition that robs mothers of the ability to enjoy their … Continue reading

Provider Profile: NBI Testing and Consulting

Dear Readers, It is my good pleasure to introduce to you yet another integrative care provider for women with perinatal mood issues.  NBI Testing and Consulting Corporation serves many different types of patient and has a special interest in pregnant women and new mothers.  The best part about their practice is they are able to serve … Continue reading

The Birth of Excellent Prenatal Vitamins

I asked my husband [a doctor] why some women were so tired after childbirth. Why do they get depressed? Why can’t they sleep? Had he heard this before?

“Everyday, he said. All the time.”

Provider Profile: Dr. Nancy Lins

PSI Member Dr. Nancy Lins is a board certified Naturopathic Physician licensed in the State of Hawaii. Her background includes the use of various natural modalities including Nutrition, Vitamin Therapies, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Structural Therapy and Mind/Body Medicine. Dr. Lins completed her clinical training in Hawaii focusing primarily upon women’s health issues pertaining … Continue reading

Provider Profile: Dr. Dean Raffelock

WellPostpartum Weblog is proud to highlight practitioners who seek to address underlying causes for perinatal mood issues. Many of the care providers in the Provider Profile Series practice complementary care. They will refer mothers for medical treatment when necessary, but they tend to try other approaches first. If testing shows neurotransmitter imbalance or nutritional depletion, those needs may be addressed first, for example. Some specialize in helping women to wean off medications using alternative approaches.

Provider Profile: Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Dr. Shoshana Bennett is a licensed psychologist who founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987 after her second undiagnosed postpartum illness. Dr. Shoshana is a past president of Postpartum Support International and a past president of California’s state organization Postpartum Health Alliance. She is a noted guest lecturer, and her work has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles and T.V. shows around the country. Dr. Shoshana provides complete individualized wellness assessments. She is a believer in “natural whenever possible,” but open to whatever works as long as it’s safe. Her recommendations of natural and standard treatments depend upon each woman’s needs and wants.