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Loosening Mom Guilt’s Grip

Loosening Mom Guilt’s Grip Written by Ana Hrincu for Nest Integrative Wellness Motherhood is a rollercoaster of emotions, filled with love, joy, and an undeniable sense of responsibility. Amidst the

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Building a Nest

The first week of May marks mental health week in Canada and maternal mental health awareness week for the world. For 2023, the theme of this week is #MyStory, a uniquely fitting theme, as May is also the 10 year anniversary of the start of my own mental health story – after the loss of my sister. My experience with postpartum depression and anxiety and my experience of parenthood is uniquely tied to the loss of my sister and the grief I still feel to this day.

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Exercise While Pregnant

Exercising in all phases of pregnancy is an excellent way to keep mom and baby healthy. Physical activity while pregnant can lead to a decreased risk of gestational diabetes, cesarean birth and preterm birth. It is also an excellent way to reduce hip and back pain, lower stress (thanks to those endorphins), decrease constipation, manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, improve postpartum recovery, and help with weight loss after giving birth.

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Beating Holiday Burn Out

Parenthood can be an array of experiences, stresses, and joys. The need to be constantly “on” and navigating the ups and downs of home life and child rearing can be rewarding but challenging. The holiday season can bring about even more stress with the need to attend social gatherings, financial strain, and the pressure create the “perfect” holiday memories at every turn. This stress can lead to mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion, resulting in burn out.

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Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays are quickly approaching! As always, the holidays come with delicious
food. This can be an exciting time, but also a time of stress for people who want to
avoid over-eating. Suddenly you find yourself surrounded by temptations, whether it be
treats at work, cookies brought over by a friend, party buffets and, of course, family
dinners. Believe it or not, it is possible to eat healthy over the holidays and still enjoy
yourself.

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Who are we?

Nest Integrative Wellness is a multidisciplinary health and wellness clinic that also operates as a social and physical hub for group gatherings and activities. Our space is accessible, inclusive, surrounded by an abundance of free parking, and is located at 10608 124 St in Edmonton.

We support all members of the general public, and every team member of Nest has specialized training and interest in supporting those in their perinatal journeys – including those who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, have recently given birth, or are seeking supports through loss. We welcome individuals and families from the greater Edmonton area, and offer telehealth for various disciplines.