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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...
Posted on February 22nd, 2014 by | 5 views | 1 comments
In planning for beautiful smiles in wedding album and in planning a family as well, holistic dental health is important for some reasons rarely considered. When entering into matrimony the focus is on the ceremony, the honeymoon and beginning a new life shortly thereafter. There are so many details ...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by | 76 views | 0 comments
By Ilana Machoverhttp://homepage.ntlworld.com  I have always been interested in the problem of breech babies, 2 having been one myself. We do not know for certain what causes most babies to settle in the head-down position after months of floating and turning in the womb: it seems to be a programm...
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by | 11 views | comments
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 7 million women in the United States alone have been labeled with an impaired ability to conceive a child, and of these women, over 2 million have been deemed infertile. (A couple is labeled as infertile after having unprot...
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by | 2 views | comments
As a mother, I worry about the health of my family. I feel overwhelmed at the amount of information out there and understand why so many miss out on learning about the best ways to take care of themselves and the people they love. As a nutritionist, my passion is helping pregnant women and children ...
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by | 3 views | comments
Be an advocate for your wife by taking care of a few things such as: As much as an expectation as it is, sleep deprivation is not a necessary prerequisite to being a good parent. It is extremely important that you and your wife get as much sleep as possible so that you can be present and able to ta...
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by | 1 views | comments
When your baby needs support after delivery, the NICU is the place to be.  NICUs are set with highly advanced medical technology to save small fragile lives.  At the bedside of a preemie newborn, all systems are connected and purring.  Constant detail of all inner workings; heart, blood pressure, br...
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by | 6 views | comments
by Wendy Garrido As moms, we do our best to get our baby off to the best possible start, but life doesn’t always go according to plan. If your birthing experience was not what you planned, you aren’t alone. Maybe you had an unplanned cesarean delivery, emergency surgery for a retained placenta (lik...
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by | 0 views | comments
by Kenyon Adei-manu What are micronutrients and why are they important to me? If you're not a health professional you're probably not very well equipped to answer that question. That's ok, I'm here to bring you up to speed, by the end of this article not only will you know what micronutrients are, ...
Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by | 0 views | comments
by Sünje O'Clancy, MA  Most women attending prenatal yoga classes begin their journey toward labor and delivery with a natural birth in mind. However, sometimes intentions and preparations are not enough to realize the birth experience we visualize. While there are women who choose C-section, the m...