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An ObGyn's Guide: Lightheadedness in Pregnancy Causes & Cures

pregnancy Aug 26, 2019

Causes

Pregnancy hormones lead to relaxation of your blood vessels and a decrease in blood pressure. For some women, especially those who have a low-normal blood pressure to begin with, this can result in episodes of lightheadedness. As there are other, much more serious, causes of...

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10 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Early Pregnancy

preconception pregnancy Jul 07, 2019

The early days of pregnancy can be tricky. I know for me, it was the hardest part. On top of being exhausted and nauseated all the time, no one knew I was pregnant. Nobody was holding the door for me or asking how I was feeling. You want to be a happy, blissed-out pregnant woman, but instead,...

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An ObGyn’s Guide: My pregnancy test is positive! Now what?

pregnancy Jun 24, 2019

I remember the first time I saw the 2 pink lines on a pregnancy test. Let’s just say, it was far from your traditional moment.

First of all, I was in a public bathroom. There was a group of pre-teen girls in there laughing and being silly. Suddenly it hit me-- this was for real. I was no...

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My Pregnancy Skin Care Routine

pregnancy Jun 23, 2019

by Dr. Christine Sterling, M.D., FACOG

I’m usually pretty careful about the food I consume and the products I use but, without fail, when I get pregnant, suddenly I’m taking an extra long look at all of my labels, especially my skin and beauty products. If you are feeling a little...

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Preparing for Postpartum: A Mind, Body, Heart Approach

postpartum pregnancy Mar 31, 2019

by Dr. Christine Sterling, M.D., FACOG

Is it going to be tonight? Was that a contraction? At the end of pregnancy we are always a little on edge. We tell our little one, “We are ready for you!”

But what does that mean— to be “ready for baby?” As Dr. Cassidy, PhD...

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Mothering the Mother Podcast

media postpartum pregnancy Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Sterling is an OB/GYN in San Diego. She combines her passion for taking care of women with her drive to understand the mysteries of the brain and the mind-body connection.

Dr. Sterling has been meditating since childhood and over the last decade has studied Buddhist, Transcendental and...

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The Female Cycle

media pregnancy Nov 12, 2018
In this episode of Holding Space Podcast, I sit down with Dr. Christine Sterling, OB/GYN. You may remember Dr. Sterling from an earlier episode where we discussed preparing for motherhood during pregnancy. 
The Female Cycle - Educating and Empowering Women with Dr....
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What I Learned at the Bottom of a Well: lessons from my birth story

pregnancy May 22, 2018

Last week I told my birth story. While the majority of my labor went well, the end was traumatic. Experiencing pain that overwhelming, that all-encompassing, will never leave me. I know there are some who scoff at the idea of a traumatic birth in which mom and baby both end up healthy. So I do...

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This Free Fertility Exercise Works, You Should Start Immediately

preconception pregnancy May 21, 2018
Couples Can Do It Together, Too

Even if you’re not thinking of getting pregnant right away (wedding dress shopping is more fun, right?), this fertility exercise is free, backed by science, and great for couples. You’ll probably be doing it on the beach on your honeymoon,...

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