Chiropractic Care and Birth

Birth-Day!       At this point in the pregnancy most mothers are getting quite uncomfortable. They have gained a good portion of weight (whether baby or personal weight) and they have trouble finding a comfortable position to relax and sleep in. Furthermore, mom is getting excited to meet junior who she has worked so hard to develop over the last nine months. I have a question for you: why are births in this country considered a traumatic event while in third world countries many mothers will give birth and in the same day return to their daily tasks? I believe I have an answer for you. In our western culture we...

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Aromatherapy Monday: Benefits for Labor and Birth

Aromatherapy has an array of benefits in all aspects of life. Labor and birth may be the hardest yet most incredible moment of a woman's life. Aromatherapy provides several benefits on this journey. In the upcoming weeks, we will talk about how to apply essential oils while in labor, which ones to use, and the do's and don'ts! (more…)

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Adjusting Your First Child to the New Baby

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As a Postpartum Doula, I get asked quite frequently by second time parents how to introduce their new baby to an older sibling (who is still pretty young). To this point, big brother or sister has been the only child. They got mommy’s attention whenever they wanted it. They were the star of the show! Now this new little person enters the home and big brother or sister may not quite know how to handle it. Here are a few tips to help with the adjustment. (more…)

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