Moving Meditation During Pregnancy Calms Your Mind and Body

Moving Meditation During Pregnancy Calms Your Mind and Body

Walking is an excellent form of exercise at all stages of your pregnancy, and you may also find that walking gives you time to clear your head and calm your mind. You can take the benefits even further with a breath walk - a form of walking meditation.

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The Fourth Trimester: Planning for Your Postpartum Recovery

The Fourth Trimester: Planning for Your Postpartum Recovery

When you find out you’re pregnant, you spend months learning about your baby’s development and taking care of yourself to give your baby a great start in life. It’s an exciting time, whether it’s your first baby or your third. But have you stopped to consider the fourth trimester? It’s the period after your baby’s birth, when your body needs some gentle care to heal and recover from pregnancy and birth. This guide about the fourth trimester is here to help!

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Why Chiropractic Care is Essential in Pregnancy

Why Chiropractic Care is Essential in Pregnancy

Every expecting mom wants their baby’s delivery to be a joyful, safe experience. It’s what our bodies are made to do, yet not every birth is without complications. Fortunately, caring for your body in a way that supports a natural, healthy birth will make it more likely that your pregnancy will be more comfortable and your birthing experience will be a peaceful one.

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The Beauty of Fathering During Pregnancy

The Beauty of Fathering During Pregnancy

“Babies in the womb want their fathers to know that you matter: Fathering from the very beginning matters. You are their special person, their father, and they know you are their father from preconception forward.”

Discover 12 guiding principles of prenatal and perinatal psychology to learn how you can connect deeply with your baby during pregnancy and in infancy.

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Why Infants Need Chiropractic Care

Why Infants Need Chiropractic Care

In a recent article, Cole Bradburn, D.O., suggested that trauma from the birth process can impact a baby’s spinal growth and development, causing many preventable health challenges. In the article, he explains many of the reasons why infants need chiropractic care, like allowing a baby to “grow, develop, and function at its highest potential.”

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8 Choices for a Healthier Pregnancy

8 Choices for a Healthier Pregnancy

We are watching epidemics of chronic disease unfold all around us, and we know that these problems are environmentally driven. Some of us are certainly more sensitive than others, but our growing babes deserve some thoughtful consideration and conscious consumerism. I tell my friends and patients that it is like stepping outside into a freezing blizzard: Even if you only put on a couple layers of clothes, it’s still a whole lot better than being naked. Here are some proverbial layers to put on.

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10 Things About Giving Birth

10 Things About Giving Birth

“While we can’t fully control what happens in our births, and of course, sometimes interventions are necessary (though often they aren’t!), you can embrace core beliefs that will increase your chances of having the birth experience that is healthiest for you and baby.

Here are the 10 most important philosophies that helped me have my babies naturally, which I’ve used to support thousands of women in their birthing experiences.”

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Can Chiropractors Turn Breech Babies?

Can Chiropractors Turn Breech Babies?

While chiropractors can’t turn breech babies, what they can do is gently and specifically adjust a mother’s spine and pelvis back into a proper balanced state, reestablishing normal physiological function. In this balanced state, the baby can do what it’s designed to do, find the best possible position for itself for birth.

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The Use of Chiropractic Services in the Care of Pregnant Women: A Survey of Midwives

The Use of Chiropractic Services in the Care of Pregnant Women: A Survey of Midwives

"To change the world, we must first change the way babies are being born." - Dr. Michel Odent

With increased awareness of the safety and efficacy of chiropractic, as well as its role in perinatal wellness, more midwives are likely to recommend that pregnant mothers seek chiropractic care.

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C-Section and VBAC

Nearly every expectant mother envisions herself experiencing a peaceful, natural birth without complications or undue discomfort. While this is the ideal everyone strives for, it sometimes does not occur. Your health needs and those of your baby affect whether you will have a C-section or vaginal birth, but other things may also affect the decision.  

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BE PREPARED (GOOD ADVICE FOR SCOUTS AND PARENTS!)

In the 1970’s, savvy expectant moms prepared for the birth of their babies by attending “Childbirth Classes.”  These classes were usually offered by area hospitals to pregnant women in their last trimester of pregnancy and taught by experienced OB and maternity nursing staff.  Countless women waddled into community centers with their pillows and partners in tow to learn what to expect during the hospital delivery of their child.  

Today, there are many more options for a women to explore as she writes her birth plan and prepares for pregnancy, labor and delivery.  Below are brief descriptions of four popular birth preparation techniques.

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