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Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, I wanted to compile my tips for a successful breastfeeding relationship.  As a postpartum doula and lactation consultant, many expectant moms have told me how nervous they are about breastfeeding. It’s no wonder as to why some women have fear since horror stories abound about sore nipples, low milk supply and biting…

Is Chiropractic Safe During Pregnancy?

Adjusting pregnant mothers and their children is incredibly inspiring for me. Children truly are our future, and I believe that lifelong wellness care begins in the womb. Taking care of your body and developing a positive self-care relationship are exponentially valuable the earlier in life they begin. Chiropractic care offered during pregnancy benefits mama and…

Ten Important Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

  Start before you conceive: Women that start pregnancy in good health and at a normal weight are more likely to have better outcomes. If you are thinking of becoming pregnant, try to maintain a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet. Be sure to include a folic acid supplement, which is critical for fetal development….

The Tangled Roots and Timeless Benefits of Midwifery

An ancient birthing practice is empowering families today “Your body works as well as the bodies of your ancestors, almost none of whom had access to any sort of infant-feeding or birth technology.” ~ Ina May The word “midwife” comes from the Anglosaxon, med-wyf, “wise woman,” as defined in Barbara G. Walker’s “Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and…