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Posted on May 7th, 2014 by
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 May 5th, 2014 by
How many women do you know who have had at least one, if not more yeast infections? (Yeast Infection: An infection known as vaginitis or genital candidiasis that becomes problematic when the growth of yeast is excessive and not controlled by the body’s normal bacterial flora.  This occurs when the v...
Posted on May 5th, 2014 by
As TCM practitioners, we have in our therapeutic tool belt a number of ways to encourage lactation with acupuncture, herbal therapies, and nutrition, however, nothing we do can substitute for what you can do at home.  Here are some important steps that moms need to do at home to encourage milk produ...
Posted on May 5th, 2014 by
One of our favorite types of treatments we do as acupuncturists is to prepare a pregnant woman for labor. It is such a powerful time in a woman’s life as she stands on the precipice of motherhood. It is often a very emotional time because she is about to embark on a very new, very personal journey, ...
Posted on April 9th, 2014 by
Pediatric Chiropractic and the Nervous System  Most people don’t think of getting chiropractic care for their newborn, but infancy and childhood are the most effective time in a person’s life to receive chiropractic adjustments.   Chiropractic adjustments aim to clear the interference in your nervo...
Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by
Gone are the days when we could consider pregnancy a 9-month “grace period” before the job of parenting begins. Mounting research tells us that lifelong wellbeing, including mental health, begins in the womb, and everything parents do – beginning even before conception — shapes their children in cri...
Posted on December 30th, 2013 by
Whenever I talk with moms usually the first question I ask is: how many of you are getting good sleep? A few hands gingerly rise, but mostly everyone’s hand is down, backs are hunched over, and there are often nervous chuckles from the moms. “I haven’t slept in a decade,” one mom told me as the aud...
Posted on December 21st, 2013 by
This is an article that was originally posted on the IABPP website maternityinstitute.com  We are thrilled to be collaborating with Natural Baby Pros in the education and support of families worldwide as they enter the world of parenthood. This article was written by our Amanda Hammond, a regular c...
Posted on December 16th, 2013 by
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 March 7th, 2013 by
by Layla Adonai   The power and magic of giving birth to a child is beyond words. The complexity of childbirth and all that is happening on so many levels for all involved is beyond naming, and this is what makes it so important to honor and respect the wide spectrum of experiences that get trigge...