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The Top 10 Things Women Say After Giving Birth 

This post was written by Juna Advisor & Labor Nurse, Liesel Teen (@mommy.labornurse). As a labor and delivery nurse for almost 6 years, I have attended hundreds of births and each is unique in its own way! Even though every birth is different, there are…

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The 6 Most Common Labor & Delivery Fears 

This post was written by Juna Advisor & Labor Nurse, Liesel Teen (@mommy.labornurse). Are you scared of giving birth for the first time? Or, for the 10th? One of the main parts of my job as a labor and delivery nurse is answering TONS of…

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Nutrition, Pregnancy

All About Gestational Diabetes 

This post was written by Juna Advisor & Registered Dietician and Nutritionist – Lauren Manaker, RDN and Rachelle Mallick.  When the dreaded glucose tolerance test is around the corner, many pregnant women start thinking about the “what ifs”. What if I get a diagnosis of…

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Pregnancy

The One Mineral You May Be Missing During Pregnancy 

This post was written by Juna Advisor & Registered Dietician and Nutritionist – Lauren Manaker, RDN.  We hear all about folate, iron, and calcium when a woman becomes pregnant. While it is true that these nutrients are critically important to take in to support mom…

Baby, Pregnancy

Myth Vs Facts: Pitcoin 

This post was written by Juna Advisor & Labor Delivery Nurse, Leisel Teen aka @mommy.labornurse. By the time you’re nearing Week 40 of your pregnancy, ANY mom can relate to the hashtag, #getthisbabyouttame, am I right? Who can blame you, you’ve been pregnant for 9…

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Collagen Powder During Pregnancy 

Collagen is a type of protein found throughout the body, especially in the muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ While there is no data specifically studying collagen peptides in pregnancy, there is data that exists suggesting that it may help improve skin’s hydration, wrinkling,…

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Braxton Hicks Contractions 

This post was written by Labor & Delivery Nurse, Liesel Teen, also known as @mommy.labornurse on Instagram. Leisel is a member of the Juna Expert Advisory Board and monthly contributor to the Juna Blog.  What are Braxton Hicks Contractions? Braxton hicks contractions are very common…