Pregnancy

Birth Control “Cleanses:” Beneficial or Bogus?

More and more women are opting off the pill. One survey found that 70% of women who’ve taken birth control reported they’ve stopped taking it, or have thought about going off it in the past three years. (There are both pros and cons to the pill, which we go deeper into here.) If you’re one of…

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Folate vs. Folic Acid: What’s the Difference?

Folate vs. Folic Acid

Many people (even health professionals!) tend to use “folate” and “folic acid” as interchangeable terms. However, they’re two different types of nutrients altogether. And consuming too much of the fortified kind could have unintended and potentially harmful side effects. Folate and folic acid are two different forms of vitamin B9. Folate is the naturally occurring…

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Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

  A well functioning thyroid is essential for not only a successful pregnancy, but a healthy postpartum period for you and your baby.  The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland found in the neck at the side of the throat. Essentially, it’s a powerhouse when it comes to regulating your metabolism and your hormones, so…

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What’s Causing my Chronic Joint Pain?

As if being a woman wasn’t complicated enough- we are more often affected by rheumatic diseases than men. These diseases include the likes of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. They affect your bones, muscles, joint tendons, and ligaments causing swelling, pain, stiffness, and a loss of motion (1).   Why are women more susceptible to…

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Maternal Health: Pregnancy and Depression

  Our mental health is an overwhelmingly significant part of our day to day lives. It impacts our mood, physical health, social interaction, and everything in between. Depression is twice as likely to occur in women than men, peaking during the reproductive years (1). Furthermore, the National Institute of Mental Health explains that some variations…

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Coping with an Ectopic Pregnancy

Like most things, pregnancy can come with its share of complications. In the past we’ve discussed chemical and molar pregnancies, both of which bring various difficulties. Another circumstance that can be upsetting is an ectopic pregnancy.   What Happens During an Ectopic Pregnancy According to the American Pregnancy Association, 1 in every 50 pregnancies are…

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A Guide to Your Best Pregnancy: Third Trimester

BINTO’s prenatal is built to fully support your baby’s development, help fill the gaps you might be missing in your diet, and to make you feel like your best self! Welcome to part three of our series, and cue “The Final Countdown” on Spotify because you’re in the final trimester! With only a handful of…

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A Guide to Your Best Pregnancy: Second Trimester

BINTO’s prenatal is built to fully support your baby’s development, help fill the gaps you might be missing in your diet, and to make you feel like your best self! Welcome to the honeymoon period of pregnancy. Why is it called that? Well, many women find their sex drive is returning, they’re experiencing less nausea,…

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A Guide to Your Best Pregnancy: First Trimester

BINTO’s prenatal is built to fully support your baby’s development, help fill the gaps you might be missing in your diet, and to make you feel like your best self! Congratulations- you’re having a baby (or maybe even multiple)! This can be such an exciting time, knowing you’re bringing life into the world and that…

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Hormones & Birth: How Women’s Bodies are Built to Withstand Labor

How much will the contractions hurt? How can I possibly push an eight-pound baby out of my vagina? If you’re pregnant for the first time and nearing your due date, these are totally natural anxieties and questions about birth. Other friends and relatives who have gone through labor, though well-intentioned, can often amplify these fears…

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