Eating for Two: Nourishing Yourself and Your Microbiome

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by Meagan Morse, CNM We’ve all heard the sayings, “your gut feeling,” and “trust your gut.” It’s ancient wisdom that our tummies are wise. Now, with emerging research on the gut microbiome, we’re learning just how true that is! We’re also learn…

Welcome Krystal and Kona

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We are so pleased to introduce our two newest staff members. Krystal Davis, our newest Birth Assistant and Nakonah Secatero, our Administrative Coordinator. We know you are going to love them as much as we do! I grew up in Flagstaff, AZ, a …

Open Enrollment

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by Erica Deerinwater, Billing Specialist If you receive your health insurance through an employer, you’ve probably already received information about upcoming open enrollment. These documents can feel both overwhelming and useless at the same t…

Internet safety for kids

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by Erica Deerinwater, Billing Specialist Today, many families use technology to teach as well as entertain our kids. We all have our goals on how much our kids will be in front of a screen, and sometimes that limit is stretched for a multitude …

Natural Measures for Gestational Diabetes

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by Susan Moore Daniels, CNM, MSN “I am sure the test result is wrong!”“This result has to be a mistake.” These and other similar comments are heard by our nurses at Dar a Luz almost every day when they make the phone calls to report abno…

Effective Apologies

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Relationship Skills, Part 2 (See Part 1, “Two Ears, One Mouth” HERE)By Laura Wood, LMSW, CHt, BHE Don’t allow your ego to be in charge of the defining moments in your life. As promised, this one is about apologies. What is an apology? In its…

Two Ears, One Mouth

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Relationship Skills, Part 1(Read Part 2, Effective Apologies, HERE) by Laura Ross Wood, LMSW, CHt, BHE Have you heard the saying about how we have two ears and one mouth for a reason? It’s all about one of the most poorly understood relation…

Nutrition FAQs

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by Jenna Montano, Birth Assistant There are several frequently-asked questions that the nurses get around the clinic and on the nurse line. Here, I’d like to talk about a few of the things that come up the most frequently in pregnancy and postp…

Should You Wear a Seat Belt When You’re Pregnant?

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By Nancy Anthony, NHTSA-Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician YES! That’s a simple one! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), doctors, and Child Passenger Safety experts all agree that wearing a seat belt through…

You Want Me to get Physical Therapy on My What?!?

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By Yelena Baras, CNM If you’ve had a visit with me in the clinic during or outside of pregnancy, you’ve inevitably heard me rant about how important it is to devote the proper amount of time and energy to your pelvic floor. You’ve heard me debu…

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