The Mollie Chronicles

Pregnancy: Choosing a Provider

There are many options for obstetric care out there. There are OB/GYN physicians, family practice providers, nurse midwife groups who work under the observation of a physician, independent nurse midwife groups, birthing center midwives, home birth midwives and certified professional midwives. The opportunities are endless and in many areas, we are fortunate enough to have… Continue reading Pregnancy: Choosing a Provider

Chronic Disease & Prevention

Hypertension: Why Is It Such a Big Deal?

Hypertension, otherwise referred to as “high-blood pressure” by most, is a chronic health condition that can have tremendous negative outcomes. These include chronic kidney disease and heart issues, leading to heart attack, high cholesterol, stroke and sometimes death. A higher blood pressure means that the heart has to work harder with every pump to move… Continue reading Hypertension: Why Is It Such a Big Deal?

Chronic Disease & Prevention · Wellness

Mind-Gut Connection: The Gut Microbiome

Let’s talk bacteria, viruses and fungi for a minute. We often shed a negative light on these microscopic creatures, but they aren’t all bad. In fact, trillions of them, and they serve a very positive purpose: to help us survive. Our gut microbiome has many tasks to keep us healthy, so it is thought that… Continue reading Mind-Gut Connection: The Gut Microbiome