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Mother's Health- connection to babys'

Posted Dec 19 2009 1:16pm
This article discusses the importance of spacing pregnancies at least 6 months if not an entire year apart.  Why?  Namely mama's health (including mental health) which clearly directly impacts that of the babe...
For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters

This article talks about a new program in Iowa that seeks to screen mothers who are more at risk for depressive and stress related health issues during their children's well visits in an effort to improve the health of entire families- fantastic!
Mother's health vital to child's development

I am so glad to see that there is a wake up beginning to the importance of putting mama's health first.  I always think of the airplane analogy on this one...we are asked to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first so that we will have the resources necessary to assist our children and others in case of an emergency.  If only we took this approach to all of life.

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