Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy of the Mother

Dr. Jonathan Dale of Dale Family Chiropractic is our guest this week!

The mother’s body changes as she undergoes the event of pregnancy.  During the first 3 weeks of pregnancy a major miracle takes place.  Where two cells meet together, they rapidly divide and become 10 trillion cells each with a distinct purpose to develop into a target organ with specific functions.  The whole 35-40 weeks is a crucial time period to ensure optimal development.  Continue reading

What’s Up With Birth Doula Fees?

When searching for a Birth Doula, you may notice it’s not one set fee across the board. They can range anywhere from free to $2500.00 – even in the same geographical area. So where does a Doula’s fees come from? Trust me, we aren’t pulling it out of thin air or trying to take advantage by creating a “high fee.” There is much to consider when setting a fee, including packages offered, skills offered, various trainings offered, and so on. This is also our career for many of us. It’s not a hobby. So we need to try to earn a living wage. I can’t speak for every Doula, but this is a general breakdown of where the cost of Doulas comes from.

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Infertility and Chiropractic Care

 

This week’s guest writer is Dr. Jonathan Dale- a chiropractor from Dale Family Chiropractic.

At Dale Family Chiropractic the discussion of infertility with couples is no strange topic.  Chiropractic over the centuries has helped many patients maintain their health and start families.  In order to understand how chiropractic helps couples conceive, we must understand how chiropractic care works.  Continue reading

What is a Bereavement Doula?

There are a lot of different types of doulas out there, besides the known Birth Doula and the Postpartum Doula. I could get into the different types and how they are beneficial to many different situations. One in particular is one that I have studied, certified in, and is close to my heart. The Bereavement Doula. This type of doula is needed way more than we could ever imagine, yet the needs are a taboo subject. Miscarriages occur 1 in 4 pregnancies, stillbirths are 1 in 160 birth, and fatal diagnoses each have their own statistic. So what exactly is a Bereavement Doula? Continue reading

Surviving Bed Rest During Pregnancy

As I hit 28 weeks in my pregnancy, our little one decided he was tired of waiting and wanted out. As a result, I have been put on strict bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy. Going from 100mph and doing 500 things at once, to a screeching halt at 0 has been extremely difficult and frustrating (especially since nesting has hit hardcore)! So these are some things I have found to survive bed rest for 12 weeks. Let me know if you have any tricks that helped you survive!

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