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Baby Steps is looking for a few good teachers!

Baby Steps is expanding to the Greenville, SC and Jacksonvlle, FL areas!  We are holding a training in each location in the third quarter of 2015.  Please join us! For more details about the Greenville Childbirth Teacher Training, go here: http://www.babystepsonline.net/classes/2015-baby-steps-teacher-training-greenville/ More details about the Jacksonville childbirth teacher training, go here: http://www.babystepsonline.net/classes/2015-baby-steps-teacher-training-jacksonville/ We are looking forward to […]

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Georgia Breastfeeding Law

There is some misinformation floating around about the Georgia laws on breastfeeding. Here is the law, current as of this writing. O.C.G.A. § 31-1-9 GEORGIA CODE Copyright 2014 by The State of Georgia All rights reserved. *** Current Through the 2014 Regular Session *** TITLE 31. HEALTH CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS; ACCESS TO EYE CARE […]


Baby Steps has partnered with Atlanta Birth Doula

  Baby Steps is proud to announce a partnership with Atlanta Birth Doula to provide our students with the most compassionate, well trained doulas available in the Atlanta Area. Clients will enjoy the benefits that our professional and supportive doulas bring to them in both labor and on the postpartum side. The doulas of Atlanta […]

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Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond

Another way to promote comfort during pregnancy and beyond is through chiropractic care. During pregnancy, the body releases a hormone called relaxin. This helps the pelvis’s elasticity, allowing it to stretch and widen for the baby’s passage. Unfortunately, this hormone is not target-specific and affects the entire body, which can cause pain in the back, […]


I want a doula…now what?

Doula. It’s a word that is getting more and more exposure as of lately. However, it’s not a new fad or trend. It’s actually ancient Greek that loosely translates into “woman servant” or “woman who serves”.  Today’s definition, however, is a bit more defined. Doulas are trained women who offer emotional, physical, and informational support […]


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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Guest post by Elizabeth Carrolton for Drugwatch.com What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition that stems from damage to the pelvic floor, a complex pelvic support structure that is constructed of muscles, connective tissues and nerves. In the majority of  cases, POP appears in women after the age of 50, but some […]


Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a reputation for many health benefits.  A lot of them are not proven, but have been handed down over the years.  Some have been backed up by small studies, such as regulating blood sugar in diabetics, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, improving heart health, and assisting in weight loss.  It is […]


Jaundice in a newborn – assessing the risk

Jaundice is a common condition in newborns, and usually not a cause for alarm.  It’s caused by elevated bilirubin levels.  Bilirubin is a byproduct of the breakdown of red blood cells, and the newborn’s immature liver sometimes can’t quite break it down fast enough.  Jaundice frequently requires no treatment at all – just lots of […]


Munchy Monday: Roasted Potatoes, Shallots, & Kale

I tried this recipe for dinner tonight, and I had to share it.  You hear a lot about kale these days, and with good reason.  Leafy greens is a challenging food group for many of us, but kale seems to fill the gaps nicely for many of us.  Very rich in vitamins A, C, K, […]

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Munchy Monday: Fun with Avocados 1

Not only are avocados delicious, they provide essential nutrients, and also allow your body to more readily absorb fat-soluble vitamins.  Fat is an essential part of our diet, and avocados are a good, healthy fat.  They’re delicious on salads, mixed into chili or just about any Mexican dish.  If you’re trying to go lower carb, […]