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Posted on September 3rd, 2013 by | 25 views | 5 comments
Chiropractic adjustments are one of the best things a mom can do during her pregnancy.  A well-adjusted spine is necessary for optimizing health during pregnancy, optimizing the baby’s development, as well as creating conditions favoring a positive birth outcome. One of the most effective techniques...
Posted on October 10th, 2013 by | 20 views | 3 comments
We as doulas are often asked many of the same initial questions. So, I thought we could answer some of those questions up front for you. But I wanted to give everyone a better understanding. Just as each mother is similar but unique, so is a doula. These answers are from two separate doulas (not me)...
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by | 16 views | 2 comments
by Jan Roberts B.Pharm (Hons) Dip. Clinical Nutrition  The media constantly reminds women (in particular) that child-bearing at an “older” age means greatly increased chances of infertility and other problems. Since many women will continue to focus on careers before babies, may take a long time to...
Posted on September 9th, 2013 by | 27 views | 2 comments
 Perineal Massage Touching the Sacred Gateway, By Jamie Mossay of Embracing Labor One of the most common fears surrounding the birth process for pregnant women is that the tissues of her perineal area (particularly between the vagina/vaginal opening and the rectum/anus) will “tear.”  It has become...
Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by | 14 views | 2 comments
Top Ten Immune Boosters         1 –LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. Your body will warn you with subtle signs when your immune system is fighting something off. Most early signs are behavioural (especially in children) like being more tired than usual, feeling inexplicably cranky, appetite changes, etc. Pay ...
Posted on May 7th, 2014 by | 11 views | 2 comments
One of the reasons birth is such a profound experience is because it changes us, forever. Pregnancy and birth makes you a different person. Not only are there physical changes, but the way that you relate to the world completely changes. You look at your parents differently. You look at yourself dif...
Posted on August 16th, 2013 by | 16 views | 1 comments
by Adam Meyerowitz, L.Ac Let's face it, being a parent is tough. And it’s not just the lack of sleep and dirty diapers. The tough part is trying to make all of the “right” decisions to keep your children happy and healthy. One of the most difficult, controversial, and hotly debated of these decisio...
Posted on October 5th, 2013 by | 6 views | 1 comments
Don’t pressure yourself to be perfect. This is a stage filled with lots of challenging behaviors. Your child will test your patience over and over again, and you’ll react in a less than perfect way because, well, you’re human. When your child is challenging you, it’s easy for you to feel that you’...
Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by | 9 views | 1 comments
DID YOU KNOW... that Chiropractic care is beneficial for all ages? Depending upon the individual in question, the source of their problem and the treatment offered, most patients report a significant reduction in pain, discomfort and symptoms of disease or illness after seeing a chiropractor.Typic...
Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by | 13 views | 1 comments
Pre-birth acupuncture is acupuncture that is administered when a woman reaches full term, or 37 weeks. The focus of the acupuncture treatments is to prepare a woman for birth - both physically and emotionally, and to promote a healthy natural labor and birth. From a physical perspective, would you ...
Posted on December 16th, 2013 by | 7 views | 1 comments
This article was first published on the San Diego Breastfeeding Center blog on 10/12/12 Breastfeeding During Your Period: When Aunt Flow Comes to Visit   How many of you thought (or hoped) that breastfeeding was going to keep your period away forever (or at least for the time you were breastfeedi...
Posted on January 9th, 2014 by | 8 views | 1 comments
Something that was very apparent to me when I first decided to become a doula, was that the term “doula” was almost considered a label.  Kind of like a “WASP” or “Hippie” or “Conservative.” I’ve found that (depending on the type of crowd or person I was talking to) each time I would share my profes...