Surprising Benefits of Pregnancy

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail“A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside…when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.” Pregnancy is a journey, and while most of us are simply looking toward the end result of bringing[Read more]

YMCA Camp Keanae

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail It’s More Than Just a Campground  Come experience Maui in a family friendly atmosphere that brings the beauty of Maui and the fun of community together. If you have never ventured past Hana Highway onto Camp Keanae you are in for a surprise!   There is an absolute serenity[Read more]

A Pregnancy Diet

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailEat smart for you and for your baby. The old adage “eating for two” doesn’t help mothers make smart eating choices. Only 300 more calories per day are needed for the growing baby and these calories, in addition to the ones mothers need for themselves, should be as healthy as[Read more]

How to Bounce Back After Having a Baby

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHow to Bounce Back After Having a Baby After having a baby it can be tough to get back into the taking-care-of-yourself routine. Your number one job is to take care of your little one but you can’t do that if you don’t take care of yourself. Here are[Read more]

Breast Feeding

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailInfant formulas are always getting more nutritious, but experts agree that it doesn’t come close to breast milk, which is loaded with active enzymes, living cells, hormones, immunoglobulins and other compounds that can’t be duplicated. Breast feeding will also save a family $800 – $1000 a year as compared[Read more]

Pregnancy Sleep Solutions

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailTIPS TO GETTING A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP ON WARM SUMMER NIGHTS A pregnant mama can be a tired mama due to the ever growing belly and pressure on her back and bladder! Here are some tips to get a better night’s sleep during the warmer summer months. Grab a body[Read more]

When the ukus have invaded: How to prevent and get rid of lice naturally

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailUkus, lice–whatever you call it, it’s really not all that bad and even the best of kids can get it. As a parent, you dread that letter home or call from the office telling you that one of the kids in class, or worse yet, your kid, has lice.[Read more]

Free Health, Dental, Vision Care to Be Offered on Maui, Molokai and Lanai

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailFree Health, Dental, Vision Care to Be Offered on Maui, Molokai and Lanai “Tropic Care Maui” to benefit residents, serve as rapid response training for military personnel WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – Mayor Alan Arakawa today announced that free health, dental and vision care will be offered to residents of[Read more]

Effects of Anxiety During Pregnancy

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailNew findings were published in the Paediatric and Prenatal Epidemiology about the effects of a mother’s anxiety on a baby’s size and gestational age. Anxiety during the third trimester seems to have the most effect. Babies are born earlier and smaller. Of course severe anxiety has the most impact,[Read more]

Heartburn & Pregnancy

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailHeartburn during pregnancy usually begins during the first trimester and becomes continually worse through the second and third trimesters. The American College of Gastroenterology recommends the following tips to help reduce the symptoms of heartburn. • Avoid eating late at night or before going to bed. Tomatoes, citrus, greasy[Read more]

The Different Birth Choices for You

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Finding out you are pregnant can be the most important discovery of your life.  There are many decisions to be made including where this child is to be born and who will be at the birth. On the island of Maui and Hawaii in general, there are basically[Read more]

BPA on Receipts

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailBisphenol-A (BPA)Bisphenol A a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and in the linings of food cans can mimic actions of estrogen, a reproductive hormone. Linked to fetal developmental problems, obesity, and even cancer, this estrogen-mimicking chemical was recently banned in Canada. Several recent studies have found significant traces[Read more]

Announcing Your Pregnancy at Work

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail  Tips for Announcing Your Pregnancy at Work 1. Try not to announce your pregnancy until after the first trimester – when pregnancies become more viable. 2. Don’t wait until you’re showing because speculation will rise; let your supervisor know first rather than finding it out from co-workers. 3.[Read more]

Chronic Inflammation

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail When we have colds or infections in our body inflammation is a result of increased blood flow which brings with it an army of “good” immune cells to battle the infection. Chronic inflammation happens when the immune cells stay active and begin battling heathy parts of our bodies.[Read more]

A BIRTH PLAN

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail First time mothers and women who may have had a difficult first birth may be worried about the labor and birth of their child. Having a birth plan can give women the structure and ease they need in order to relax into a process that is uncontrollable in[Read more]