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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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  1. 14 Feb, 2018
    Falling in Love with your Baby
    Bonding with your brand new baby will be instinctual and rewarding, but here are some special ways to get it off to the best start possible. Practice connecting with your baby during pregnancy. It takes a little work, but being mindful and aware of your baby's movements and activities can help you guys start bonding before she is even born. Pay attention to the more active periods your baby has in the day and respond with belly rubs and massage or singing and talking to your baby. Your baby
  2. Two Things You Will Need for an Empowered Birth
    07 Feb, 2018
    Two Things You Will Need for an Empowered Birth
    The Two Essential Ingredients To Have An Empowered and Confident Birth Journey!  (This guest blog has been contributed by birth doula Dara DeSoto. More information about Dara can be found at the end of this post.) As a birth doula, it is an honor every time I am invited into the birth of another. Every mother that seeks to interview me, brings one, two or all three things with them to our interview.  First, they have an idea of what they DON'T want for their birth. Often this is the fruit of a
  3. 31 Jan, 2018
    Traditional Pregnancy Eating
    Pregnancy Nutrition Nutrition in pregnancy cannot be overemphasized. Being one of the most important times to provide your body with the right building blocks and fuel, consider what might be important for you to change about your diet to ensure the most successful pregnancy possible. Nutritionally dense foods enable your body to fully undergo the natural processes of pregnancy and labor, and fill your body with the needed supplies for successful breastfeeding. During pregnancy, your body
  4. 17 Jan, 2018
    Are You Pregnant During Flu Season?
    How to Prevent & Treat Illness During Pregnancy  Cold and flu season stretch from Nov-April; that’s a whole 6 months and could be the bulk of many women’s entire pregnancies. Most pregnant women are concerned about how to stay their healthiest during pregnancy and then how to respond in the case of catching a virus. We will discuss how to keep your immune system at optimum operation and some common natural remedies you may want to have on hand if you’re pregnant during cold and flu season. A
  5. Physical Therapy during Pregnancy and Postpartum
    11 Jan, 2018
    Physical Therapy during Pregnancy and Postpartum
    I met Lauren this summer while she was working on a client of mine, my client sang her praise so loudly that I JUST had to see what great work she was doing for myself. Let me say I wasn't disappointed. If you are someone who already believes in holistic care and you don't have to be told twice to see a chiropractor you might want to consider a physical therapist.  As my work revolves around women's health and more specifically pregnancy, birth and postpartum I have seen first hand the real
  6. 07 Jan, 2018
    SUGAR
    What Sugar is Doing in Your Body    The ongoing battle with sugar is a reality for most people.  Your cells indirectly burn glucose for fuel, and sugar breaks down into these usable glucose molecules, as well as carbohydrates. Even though your body can also burn fat, it will use glucose as long as there is a ready supply of it. Unfortunately, sugars and starchy foods are consumed in greater quantities than our bodies can use, and too much glucose leads to insulin resistance, gestational
  7. Shameless Treat
    22 Dec, 2017
    Shameless Treat
    Merry Christmas everyone! I am sure your homes are bursting with secrets, surprises, and once-a-year treats. If you do not already have enough ideas and recipes in your mind, I will throw another one at you. This one is fun, tasty, quick, and most importantly: enjoyable without very much sweetener.  Lemon, or chocolate, or double chocolate macaroons, or any of your favorite spices make a shameless treat. Here is what you will need: 2 ½ cups unsweetened coconut shreds, 6 egg whites (do
  8. 4 Things Pregnant Women Can Be Doing Now to Plan for Postpartum
    19 Oct, 2017
    4 Things Pregnant Women Can Be Doing Now to Plan for Postpartum
    Today we have a guest post by our friend Gracie DelMar, who brings some postpartum wisdom to us through her own trials with post-birth recovery and what women can be doing now to protect that special time with their newborn. This friendly advice is not just for the new mom either, read about how it took Gracie 3 kids later and a lot of new education to identify the type of support women need after birth- AND how to get it... "Six years ago I was pregnant with my first son. My husband and I were
  9. Pelvic Floor Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum
    30 Aug, 2017
    Pelvic Floor Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum
    What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor creates a sling-like stretch of muscle fibers that support the pelvic contents:  the reproductive organs, rectum, and bladder. The pelvic floor is composed of two layers, the superficial and the deep pelvic floor muscles which function together to make up the levator ani (Kegel) muscle group. It is responsible for voluntary muscle control of urination and defecation but also facilitates birth by pushing the baby forward during second stage. HERE is a
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