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Effective Labor Positions

These positions are all helpful for labor.  Ask your Doula or other member of your labor support team to help!

Effective Labor Positions –

Abdominal Lift

  • Best for mom’s with lax abdominal tone
  • Takes pressure off back
  • Improves position of the baby in the pelvis

Straddling Chair

  • Good resting posture
  • Access to back for counterpressure
  • Some gravity advantage
  • Straddling may help open pelvis

Standing, Leaning on Bed

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Essential Oils Are for Balancing Hormones

 

Balancing Hormones with Essential Oils

Let’s look at which essential oils are and how essential oils are used for balancing hormones.  By learning how to use and knowing which essential are oils for balancing hormones, you can take charge of your hormonal health by using healthy alternatives to hormonal birth control or other pharmaceuticals that may end up being even more harmful to your hormonal health and well-being.

What are essential oils?

  • Derivatives of plants
  • Concentrated form of phytonutrients
  • Distillation allows to derivation of pure components
  • Been used for thousands of years
  • Very safe if used correctly
  • Can be used on a regular basis

Why are they so effective for women with hormone issues?

  • They can be used every day
  • They have a significant effect on the brain and the limbic system

    How Essential Oils Help Optimize Fertility

  • They balance the brain pathways in the body
  • You can use specific essential oils for specific symptoms
  • If used correctly, they are safe to use frequently to help to reset abnormal patterns, especially beneficial when trying to balance hormones and insulin levels
  • You can substitute essential oils for endocrine disruptors and toxic chemicals found in some cosmetics and cleaning agents

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My Baby Cries All the Time-Is It What I am Eating?

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My baby cries all the time and may be gassy.  Is something wrong with my milk or could it be something I am eating?  Hunger, needing a diaper change, wanting to be held or snuggled are all reasons baby may be crying.  Figuring out why the baby is crying is sometimes challenging.

Many babies have gastric discomfort.  This may not mean the baby has colic.  Colic usually can be defined by bouts of high-pitched crying lasting more than 3 hours per day, more than 3 days per week and for more than 3 weeks in a well-nourished and otherwise healthy baby.

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The Importance of Chiropractic Care for 4th trimester

As a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) we receive very insightful monthly newsletters that highlight the latest topics regarding women’s and pediatric health.  This is a great article which explains the significance of how during and after pregnancy our bodies change dramatically in such a short period of time.  Chiropractic is a safe and effective holistic health approach to make sure that our nervous system, the body’s powerhouse, is functioning optimally throughout all stages and beyond.  Please open the link below and have a look at this article and let us know what you think!

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As always,

Yours in health

 

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