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Mamas On The Move: Your Quick Guide to Prenatal Exercise and Fitness

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On June 26, 2017
Although the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women implement 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week, only 42% of women surveyed reported exercising during their pregnancy, with only half continuing that exercise regimen past the sixth month (1,2,3). While apprehensions and barriers to beginning […]
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Intern Spotlight: Les’Shon Irby

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On May 2, 2016
In our May Intern Spotlight meet Les’Shon, a MPH Candidate from Georgia State University. Where are you originally from, where do you go to school and what year are you? I am originally from the Greater Atlanta area. This is my final year as a Master of Public Health (health promotion and behavior concentration) student […]
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Intern Spotlight: Valerie Evanoff

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On April 14, 2016
In 2016 Pea Pod will have the pleasure of working with over a dozen interns through our public health, nutrition and anthropology internship programs. In our Intern Spotlight series we’d like to introduce you to some of the students we have the pleasure of working with this year. Where are you originally from, where do […]
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Breastfeeding Classes

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On December 2, 2015
Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support offers a variety of breastfeeding classes to help educate, support and help mothers and families reach their breastfeeding goals. We believe that a successful breastfeeding relationship between mother and child begins with the family and community support. Please feel free to bring anyone who will be providing support to […]
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Newborns 101: Neonatal Jaundice

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On January 12, 2015
Neonatal jaundice occurs in about 84% of newborns and is characterized as high levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a yellow substance created when the body replaces old red blood cells with new ones causing yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. The yellowing sometimes starts on the face and then […]
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Have A Healthy Halloween

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On October 28, 2014
Although it doesn’t quite feel like fall yet here in Georgia it certainly feels like Halloween season is upon us! At Pea Pod we love treats, but treats does not always have to mean loading up on sugar and candy. Colorful costumes, festive games, great food and spending quality time with family and friends are […]
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Gestational Diabetes 101

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On October 7, 2014
Gestational Diabetes occurs when pregnant women who have never had diabetes have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. According to a 2014 analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of gestational diabetes is as high as 9.2% in the U.S. Normally, gestational diabetes goes away after the pregnancy but there remains a 50-70% chance that a […]
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New Studies Link Overweight/Obesity During Pregnancy to Increase Infant Death and Increased Risk of Childhood Obesity

  • Posted by Alicia C Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
  • On April 17, 2014
This week our highlights in health news focus on obesity.  Obesity has previously been linked to problems with conception and fertility in both women and men. However, new research shows that obese women are at an increased risk of losing their baby once they conceive. This includes higher rates of miscarriage, still birth and infant […]
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