Blog - Pregnancy

Baby Nurse Sarah will be a Grandma!

June 25, 2015
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The role of a baby nurse, also referred to as a doula, varies from one family to another. Many new parents contact the Motherhood Center for guidance, help establish a routine, and help with breast feeding or bottle feeding. Other new moms and dads would like us to visit them on an as needed basis,

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Houston’s “Mommy Country Club”

June 25, 2015
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The Motherhood Center was featured in the NSIDE Texas Magazine July 2015 edition, and we are so excited to share the story of the Motherhood Center not only to Houstonians, but to all Texans!  For over 14 years the Motherhood Center has provided services and guidance to many Houstonians (both native and recently relocated) as well as clients

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Creating a Village to new Houstonians, New Moms and Dads

June 8, 2015
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How lucky we are here at the Motherhood Center!  Everyday we are blessed with the love that radiates from expecting moms and new moms as they experience the journey of motherhood. Meroë Morse, M.D. and her husband arrived in Houston from New York.  Shortly after they settled in, they visited the Motherhood Center. As a

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What makes a “bad” sunscreen?

May 24, 2015
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Every Spring Break and Summer Moms are on the hunt to find the right sunscreen for their baby/kids.  We put together some Safe Choice facts to prevent sunburns this summer.  Did you know that a lot of sunscreens are actually so loaded with chemicals that they CAUSE the cancer they are trying to prevent?  Sounds crazy, but

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8 Prenatal Yoga Benefits + Marjie {Our Amazing Prenatal Yoga Instructor}

May 14, 2015
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Pregnancy can be one of the most joyful and overwhelming times in a woman’s life.  The challenges include juggling work and personal and emotional life, changing your eating habits, learning all about pregnancy, delivery and caring for your new baby. Motherhood Center provides not only reassuring staff and services to expecting and new parents, but

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Best foods to eat when pregnant

April 24, 2015
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by Elana Vey, DTR Varieties of White Cheese – Cheeses such as Swiss, mozzarella, Parmesan, and feta are great sources of calcium and protein, but are naturally lower in saturated fat than most yellow cheeses. Mozzarella cheese sticks are also an easy option for getting some protein in on the go. Berries - Berries are a delicious

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Pelvic Floor Awareness. What all women need to know but are too afraid to ask

April 24, 2015
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I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Samuels, a Urogynecologist, wife, and soon to be mother of three children. During our conversation she spoke passionately about her work and desire to bring awareness to women regarding Pelvic Floor Symptoms. A treatable diagnosis, but unfortunately so many women suffer daily because they are not

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Hair Color and Pregnancy – Is it safe?

April 6, 2015
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How many times have you heard someone say that a pregnant woman has “that glow”?  It's all because of the surge of hormones that are running through her body.  It allows for her skin to be clear and flawless.  Her nails to become stronger and longer, and her hair to be thick and shiny.  I

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How to select an OB/GYN or Midwife

March 2, 2015
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I'm often approached by clients either at the Motherhood Center, over the phone or through an email asking if I can connect them with an OB/GYN or midwife.  Being in the pregnancy and post pregnancy business, I know many OB/GYN's and midwives.  Even though we are centrally located in Houston, many of our clients are in the surrounding metro area so

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Pregnancy Story: Preterm Labor | Q&A with Beth Applewhite

February 27, 2015
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I had the amazing opportunity to speak with Beth Applewhite educator, wife, mom and founder of Kid Fun Houston.  During our conversation she shared her fears and challenges of being placed on strict bed rest during both her pregnancies as a result of preterm labor. Beth learned so much about herself during that journey, and soon after the birth of

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