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substance use in pregnancy guest Dr. Adrienne Richardson

One of the first steps toward having a healthy baby is to make healthy choices during pregnancy. Smoking (or breathing secondhand smoke), drinking alcohol and/or using drugs during pregnancy poses serious threats to your child’s longterm health and development. Even before you begin trying to become pregnant, it’s important to have accurate information about the…

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photo of optimal health ME guests Dr. Charlie Lais & Dr. Anne Edwards

We all want our children to grow up to be healthy, happy, caring and competent adults. And we often feel compelled to find the latest program, gadget or strategy that will make optimal health and well-being happen. But, as this week’s Mom Enough guests know, it is simple things that matter most – activities that…

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childhood vaccines guest Dr. Andrea Singh

Scientific breakthroughs have led to vaccines that have eliminated illnesses that used to cause death or lasting disabilities for both children and adults. (Marti remembers all too well the polio epidemic that struck the small town where her family lived before the polio vaccine was available.) Even when diseases have not been eradicated, vaccines offer…

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maternal depression guests Michelle Wiersgalla & Gabrielle Mauren

Have you or someone you know experienced depression or serious anxiety since becoming a mom? Given the prevalence of these mental health problems among mothers, your answer almost certainly is yes. Yet too often these disorders go undiagnosed and untreated. It’s important for all of us to understand the signs of maternal depression and anxiety,…

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bladder leakage guest Dr. Beth Frankman

For many of us moms, one of the lingering problems after childbirth is bladder leakage when we cough or sneeze or – heaven forbid – jump on a trampoline! Other problems, including prolapsed uterus or, especially as we age, bowel leakage, also may cause discomfort and embarrassment. But, as Dr. Beth Frankman from Park Nicollet…

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