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Easy Breezy Baby Wipes

May 7, 2015
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Have you ever wondered what ingredients make up baby wipes, or what repercussions could result from everyday exposure to these wipes? We begin to use these cleansing & moisturizing wipes the day our babies are born, and use them continuously for years, averaging 20 wipes per day in my household. Skin absorbs 70% of what…

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Tips for Surviving Colic

March 12, 2015
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Mother and Child

The oh-so dreaded colic. How do you know if ones baby has colic, you may ask? You will know. High pitched screams for hours on end, rocking your baby with a soft soothing touch to no avail, and the pain that seems to seep through those screams, you will know. From a holistic perspective, when…

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From Garden To Breast

March 12, 2015
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Herbal Love

This is my first Spring in Sonoma County and though I grew up in the nearby countryside of Point Reyes, I’m struck every day with how unique and lovely my new home is. Greenery and hillsides abound, everyone seems to have a dog, and eating local, organic food is the beautiful, wonderful norm. I serve…

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Mental Health Support for Moms and Moms-To-Be At Thrive Birth & Family Wellness Center

January 12, 2015
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The following article was written by our beloved Tina Stanley, a licensed therapist who supports our client’s mental health at Thrive. To schedule an appointment or visit one of her support circles, please call our front desk and we will make registration easy for you.  Did you know that women are especially vulnerable to mental…

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Are All Omega-3 Fatty Acids Created Equal? The Mahina Maven explains…

October 31, 2014
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We are joined for this blog post by one of our favorite nutritionalists, Tessa Mancini Gillen, B.S. Biology, CNC, Herbalist. Today, Tessa takes a moment to explain why understanding your consumption of omega-3s is crucial for parent and infant health. Tessa will continue this conversation and more in her upcoming class, Pregnancy and Postpartum Nutrition, which is scheduled…

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