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Concussions: Keeping Your Child’s Head (Protected) In the Game | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Concussions: Keeping Your Child’s Head in the Game (& Protected!)

If your child has suffered a head injury on the field or at the playground, you can take an active role in getting them the proper medical care. We have learned more about how head injuries can affect young athletes and you can both support your children’s recreational activities and protect their health. Organizations are […]

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Traveling for Two | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Traveling for Two: Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

The holiday season is a time for families to get together and celebrate; many of my OB patients find themselves traveling during this season and wonder about the possible effects this will have on their pregnancy.  While I always encourage them enjoy their time with loved ones, there are a few things to keep in […]

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#shopDENVER2015 Locally Sourced Holiday Gift Guide | DMMB

#shopDENVER2015: A Locally Sourced Holiday Gift Guide

At Denver Metro Moms Blog, we’re passionate about connecting moms to each other and our community. This year, we want to encourage each of you to shop local, support small businesses, and show just how Colorado proud we are! We are honored to be highlighting a few of the Denver Metro Area’s very own! And guess what? YOU have […]

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What You Should Know if Your Child Needs Surgery | Denver Metro Moms Blog

What You Should Know If Your Child Needs Surgery

As a father of three children, I know surgery of any kind can be a scary word for parents. If your child is in need of surgery, understanding your options goes a long way to easing your mind. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques have made enormous strides from the earliest bulky instruments and limited capabilities and are safe […]

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Digestive Discomfort: The Other Side of Pregnancy

Digestive Discomfort: The Other Side of Pregnancy

Every woman wants an easy pregnancy, but for most women, pregnancy can come with a variety of uncomfortable side effects due to the biological changes occurring inside the body. Fortunately, for every digestive issue that comes with pregnancy, there are remedies. More Than Just “Morning Sickness” Pop culture has made “morning sickness” part of how […]

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Pathways to a Happy Period | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Pathways to a Happy Period: Treating PMS and PMDD

From fatigue to depression, headaches, cramping and bloating, nearly every woman experiences discomfort of some kind before, during and after her menstrual cycle. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphonic Disorder (PMDD) are intense and unfortunate exaggerated responses of menses, but there are numerous approaches to treating the symptoms. By identifying what your body is going […]

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Meet Susan W | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Contributor Spotlight: Meet Susan W

Susan W. is one of our newest contributors, and is already publishing some AWESOME local content! This busy mama has taken the time to tell us all about her #momlife . . . Kid situation?: One super-fun and strong-willed almost-three-year-old. Job situation?: I spend half of my time working as the Tobacco Health Communications Team Lead at Jefferson […]

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The Role of Alternative Medicine in Pregnancy

I am often asked by friends, family, and my own patients about the apparent tension between “traditional, western” obstetrics and other more alternative or integrative systems surrounding prenatal care (i.e. homeopathic therapies, as opposed to prescription medications, strict hospital protocols for laboring and delivering, etc).  I welcome these questions because I believe that there can […]

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When The Baby Weight Won't Go Away | Denver Metro Moms Blog

When the Baby Weight Won’t Go Away

Disclaimer, this post is sponsored by Dr. Snyder. That said, are you struggling with baby weight that won’t go away?  Bringing a new life into this world is a physically and emotionally arduous journey. After carrying a child for nine months, the body undergoes significant changes that often times last beyond the term of a pregnancy. One […]

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Pregnancy and Exercise: What Can You Do?

Pregnancy and Exercise: What Can You Do?

We’ve got the answers on your most common pregnancy and exercise questions from OB/GYN, Dr. Jeremiah McNamara! One common concern I hear from moms-to-be is whether or not they can exercise during pregnancy. There is a tremendous body of scientific evidence that shows women who stay active and maintain a healthy weight during their pregnancy can dramatically decrease their […]

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Pelvic Floor Health During Pregnancy | Denver Metro Moms Blog

6 Tips to Promote Pelvic Floor Health During Pregnancy

You make a variety of healthy decisions each day to take care of your body and mind during pregnancy. From prenatal supplements, nutrition choices and ample rest, these thoughtful actions build toward a safe delivery and healthy mom and baby. Perhaps a lesser-known health precaution to take during pregnancy is strengthening the pelvic floor, the muscles, ligaments and tissues […]

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Top Secret Confessions | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Top Secret Mom Confessions

We all have them, those things we’ve done or do that maybe don’t make up our proudest moments. Ice cream as toilet training bribes, reminding the kiddos that Santa sees EVERYTHING, changing the clocks to put the little ones to bed earlier, tricks to get your significant other to take over diaper duty– sound familiar??? […]

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8 Unusual Playgrounds in Denver | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Eight Unusual Denver Metro Playgrounds

The greater Denver area is blessed with over 600 public playgrounds, exciting and mundane, big and small, old and new. Finding unique play areas with unusual features required visiting each playground at least once, a project I completed in early 2015. Here are eight of my favorite play areas that stand out from the rest. You may have […]

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