Fewer Preemies, More Breastmilk: Lessons Learned from Quarantine

The coronavirus quarantine of 2020 completely changed life for most families - and it had some unexpected benefits for pregnant mamas and for newborn babies. Babies gained weight more quickly, moms had fewer preemies, and stress lowered even during a global pandemic - today I talk about these effects and what you can take away to have a healthier pregnancy and a happier family.


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How Quarantine Helped Babies

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • Why babies came back to birth weight faster during quarantine…
  • …and why rates of premature birth dropped significantly
  • How to create a haven of peace even during times of great stress
  • Why intentional choices benefit mamas and babies
  • The truth about how real food really impacts pregnancy and baby health
  • A quarantine pastime that lowered stress and boosted health
  • How to balance social obligations with what’s best for pregnancy and baby
  • Why newborns thrive with more “mama time”
  • How to capture the benefits of quarantine - without having to quarantine!
How Quarantine brought fewer preemies and more breastmilk

Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

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