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Posted on January 25th, 2013 by | 7 views | comments
by Patrick M. Houser Throughout our history mothers breastfeeding their babies has run the spectrum from feast to famine. Very long ago nearly every mother breastfed; nature obviously had a good plan. During less distant times mothers breastfeeding became unfashionable and ‘proper society’ did not ...
Posted on April 14th, 2013 by | 31 views | comments
by Layla Adonai  Honoring the truth about the intensity of childbirth and all that happens to bring a child into this world is at the core of my service. In my work as a Holistic Empowered Family Planner I am inspired to help create a new birth culture that prepares more consciously for the other s...
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 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 October 24th, 2013 by | 2 views | comments
This is a very brief summary of infantile colic which I hope sheds a bit of light on the subject. If your young baby cries a lot after a feed or other times and is inconsolable even with rocking and carrying them around he or she may have infantile colic.  What that means is generally they have a l...
Posted on November 12th, 2013 by | 14 views | comments
“Try to learn something new this week. This keeps our energy active which affects not only us, but those around us too.” The talents that intrigue us the most oftentimes seem to exist just outside the reach of our grasp, even though we are all capable of mastering new crafts and skills. Life has a ...
Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by | 6 views | comments
Happy November!   With the fall finally here, it's time to start adding some warming foods and spices into your diet. By eating with the seasons, we can help strengthen our immune systems and avoid seasonal ailments like colds and flus. With that in mind, here is a great soup recipe to keep you he...
Posted on November 29th, 2013 by | 8 views | comments
Being pregnant can be hard.  Living, caring for & supporting a pregnant woman can (arguably) be equally as hard.  Avoid these 3 mistakes as you navigate through this amazing journey called fatherhood, and I promise, it’ll be at least a little easier than it would otherwise. If you’re like many fath...
Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by | 11 views | comments
Cranial Chiropractic Care and Infants Cranial  and Spinal Subluxations:  Affect the neurological function of cranial nerves (i.e. pressure on the hypoglossal nerve as it exits the canal may result in dysfunction of the tongue) and upper cervical spine. Subluxations can result from vaginal birth, c-...
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 12th, 2013 by | 7 views | comments
"Despite major advances in medical care, critical threats to maternal, infant, and child health exist in the United States. Among the Nation’s most pressing challenges are reducing the rate of preterm births, which has risen by more than 20% from 1990 to 2006,1 and reducing the infant death rate, wh...
Posted on December 17th, 2013 by | 6 views | comments
A celebrated developmental milestone is when a 6-month-old baby (give or take a few weeks) can sit up independently. But, what does that mean? The reference books say independent sitting is when a baby is placed in sitting on the floor and can remain there without help from caregivers, other support...