Category Archives: Infant Care

Research Review: Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Pain: Narcotic Drugs a Viable Option?

BLOG-PREGNANCY-MEDICATIONS-SMALLA recent article in the New York Times entitled, “Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women” discusses the astonishing increase in narcotic drug use amongst pregnant women in the United States. According to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, nearly 23 percent of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid filled an opioid prescription in 2007, increased from 18.5 percent in 2000. Read the rest of this great Renew PT research review.

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What You Eat Can Determine How You Feel; How Baby Blues Could Be Caused By The Foods You Are Eating and What You Can Do About It!

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Inflammation and a diet high in wheat and gluten could be causing your baby blues and other mood disorders. Inflammation appears to be a primary determinant of depressive symptoms such as flat mood, mood swings, slowed thinking, avoidance behavior, anxiety and altered perceptions. Read this great post from Isa Herrera, MSPT, highlighted with information from renowned holistic psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan.

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Baby Sign Language: A Great Way to Communicate with Your Infant – 1 of 3

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Renew PT star pelvic rehab therapist Justine Picciano, DPT is also fluent in sign language. In this great post, she shows new moms how to communicate with their pre-verbal infants. Baby sign language is the “talk” around town in recent years and is a proven and effective way to communicate and bond with your baby.

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