After you have completed your birth plan (or at least finished your first draft) See How to write your Birth Plan article) it’s time to find a caregiver who will help you have the birth experience that you hope to have. One of the most difficult parts of pregnancy and birth is to find a caregiver who supports your vision of an ideal birth, and who you like and trust.
A birth plan is really the beginning of your journey to becoming a mother. At this point, you might be saying to yourself, “Whoa! I’ve just found out that I’m pregnant, and you want me to decide upon my birth plan? I’m just not ready for this!”
Other people’s opinions about your pregnancy and childbirth can be intimidating and extremely frustrating, especially if you haven’t made up your mind about the decisions that have to be made. Throughout this blog, we would like to present the different circles of influence that you have in your life and to help you put them into perspective.
It is extremely helpful during your pregnancy to eliminate the clutter in your mind and in your life so you can focus on family bonding once your baby is born. Brainstorming all the tasks that need to be completed is a great way to start. Take a large piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. Designate one side for home tasks and the other for work tasks and then inventory of your home and work life and list everything you find that needs completing, no matter how large or how small.
As a pregnancy-focused chiropractor, new-mom knee pain is a very common occurrence in my clinic. Now, I’m all for new-moms taking care of themselves. I wish that more moms would carve out 30 minutes a day to do something they love. Running, however, sometimes creates knee pain for new-moms, and here’s why:
Most women have difficulties at the end of their pregnancy. Their low back aches and aches and aches. They are tired. Their feet and hands are swollen. They have difficulties moving about, and exercise is hard on their joints and their bodies.
For my patients, just getting themselves to my clinic for their well mom pregnancy adjustment takes a lot of energy…and at that point, I usually ask them to go swimming. Many don’t – if they are not comfortable with swimming in the first place, it might not be a top priority for them. However, the women who do try swimming fall in love with it, and here’s why:
I’m writing this article to tell you about the best decision I have ever made in my life (besides marrying my husband, Bruce). As a chiropractor, it is my job to help get people’s bodies moving more easily and to point out what they can do to improve their quality of life.
After birth, your baby’s brain and nervous system are busier than you can ever imagine. In the first year of life, your baby progresses from not being able to lift his head to talking, standing upright and possibly walking. This is a huge time of learning for your baby, so here are a few things you can do to improve their intelligence at this important age.
If we live in continual stress for long periods of time, our bodies start to malfunction. We start to experience high blood pressure, difficulties sleeping and digestive disorders. Continual stress can create a change in our mental health, which can result in anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, irritable, angry, sad or depressed. If you are experiencing high levels of stress in your life, here are a few ideas of how to make your life easier