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The Importance of Protein During Pregnancy

  There are so many women having babies nowadays, that there is focus on health and pregnancy nutrition for mothers, now more than ever before.  Many women want to make sure that they’re eating all the right foods, getting enough … Continue reading

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Another Baby-Steps Birth Announcement

I am proud to announce that on Sunday March 6th at 9:34am my wife and I welcomed our second little boy into the world. His name is Cade Akeno Van Herpe and the way he came into the world couldn’t have … Continue reading

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(Must Read!) Benefits of Prenatal Exercise

The benefits of working out during pregnancy are numerous, though relatively unknown to the general public. Recent research has done away with the old way of thinking where pregnant women were scared to even lift a laundry basket. It’s important … Continue reading

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Baby Steps Birth Announcement!

Congratulations to first-time parents Karly and Stephen Lobbin who welcomed their adorable daughter Caroline Elizabeth into the world on January 9th.  She was born at without complication, weighing in at a healthy 7lbs. 15oz. We are proud of you Karly. All of … Continue reading

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Modish Maternity

All preggos take note: the absolute best place to shop for clothes to accomodate your ever expanding belly is Modish Maternity. Modish Maternity is more than just a boutique that promises chic, affordable maternity wear.  Every time I have stopped by Modish Maternity … Continue reading

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Baby-Steps Birth Announcement!

Charlie Joe Mandelbaum- Born December 24 2010 at 6 lbs. 4 oz. and 20 inches long. Big props to Sonia who was ultra-consistent with her prenatal workouts, had a great delivery and has resumed light postnatal workouts only 3-weeks following Charlie’s birth. Talk about … Continue reading

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Feed Your Fetus: Healthy Foods for Pregnancy

 Chicken-Berry Spinach Salad  Ingredients: 6 Strawberries (Halved) 8 Blackberries 10 Blueberries 1/3 Sliced Red Onion 5 Leaves Fresh Basil 2 Cups Spinach Leaves 2 tsp Sliced almonds 1 [10oz.] Can White Chicken Breast (Drained) Combine berries, basil, onions, and spinach and then toss with … Continue reading

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Feed Your Fetus: Healthy Foods for Pregnancy

 Peppered Turkey Burgers Choose any lean ground turkey from your local market and prepare to get creative. Turkey tends to be a bit bland on its own, so feel free to add a pinch of salt and pepper(or cilantro or chili-pepper for a … Continue reading

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TIME Magazine Article

Imagine being able to reduce your child’s risk of cancer, diabetes and obesity before they are even born. Read this TIME Magazine article to find out how:                   How the First Nine Months Shape the Rest of Your Life

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Pregnant Mother’s Diet Impacts Infant’s Sense of Smell, Alters Brain Development

Put down the Potato Chips and click the link below. Your baby will thank you later. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101201095559.htm

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