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Category: For Mom & Dad

Expecting your own little sprout or already a mom? Here’s where to find the essentials for keeping yourself and your family healthy.

Breastfeeding Q&A

We all know nursing can be a very sensitive subject. There are so many different opinions and experiences that are thrown at you when the topic is brought up. Everyone seems to have their own techniques and products that worked best for them. Almost every week at the store, we have a newly nursing mother… Read more »

Vaccines: The Lowdown from an Event at Sprout

The below article was initially published on 5/13/11: We recently had Dr. Steven Martel and Dr. David Wanderman of San Francisco’s Child’s Light Pediatrics visit Sprout and answer a few questions about vaccines. This is what we learned: When did people begin to think vaccines are bad? In the 1980s, Dr. Andrew Wakefield performed a… Read more »

Nail Polish & the Brazilian Blowout: Are Either Okay?

There has been a lot in the news lately about the Brazilian Blowout hair straightening treatment and the formaldehyde it emits into the air. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and therefore something that nobody should should inhale, especially women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. All this news, however, has failed to inform… Read more »

The Benefits of Baby Massage

Gently massaging your baby offers benefits to both you and your baby.   In addition to the physical and mental health benefits, the massage can also be a wonderful bonding experience.  Massaging your baby helps to relax both parent and baby, and can promote healthy growth and weight gain, and aid in circulation and digestion for… Read more »

Sometimes You Know Your Body Best

    Four months after the birth of my son I started to recognize that I wasn't really myself. I was always tired, granted I did have a four month old at home so this was to be expected, but something was just not right. I was also always uncomfortably hot. The 10 block walk to… Read more »

Common Myths of Pregnancy

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I went to see the woman who had been described to me as the best OBGYN in San Francisco, Dr. Laurie Green. It seems that most people I know who have had a baby in San Francisco has gone to Dr. Green. Even so, through my two… Read more »