Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Relationship

pregnancyPublished July 2014: Mom.Me

How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Relationship
A new baby may mean big changes for you and your partner

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Pregnancy is a time of growth and change — for both mom- and dad-to-be. Pregnancy also provides a period of adjustment for your relationship, as you and your partner prepare for the arrival of a new family member. This is “the real training for parenthood,” says Alicia Clark, Washington-based clinical psychologist. “And nowhere is this more evident than in your intimate relationship, where — perhaps for the first time — the needs of a child have to be balanced with your own.”

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July 21, 2014 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

Pregnancy Beauty: Best Foods For Your Skin

pregnancy foodPublished July 2014: Mom.Me

Pregnancy Beauty: Best Foods For Your Skin
Choosing foods rich in vitamins offers the nutrients you need and a boost to your skin.

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During pregnancy, a woman’s body has one priority and that is supplying nutrients to the baby. Therefore, Mom may suffer, including her skin, if her nutritional supplies are not stocked up or always replenished with excellent nutrition, says Birgitta Lauren, a pre and postnatal fitness and nutrition expert and author of “Expecting Fitness.”

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July 16, 2014 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

Tips for Keeping Your Husband Calm During Labor and Delivery

labordeliveryPublished July 2014: Mom.Me

Tips for Keeping Your Husband Calm During Labor & Delivery
The more he knows, the better labor and delivery will go.

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Pregnancy is a stressful time for a woman – and for an expecting father as well. Becoming a father is a time of great change for a man, with added strain pertaining to financial planning and the changing dynamic of the relationship between himself and his partner, says OB/GYN Kecia Gaither, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The tenseness of labor and delivery can heighten these fears. But with a few creative strategies, you can help keep Dad calm and relaxed during labor and delivery.

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July 16, 2014 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | Leave a comment