I would like to talk about the “fourth trimester,” or the first 12 weeks of a newborn’s life. This is a time of transition, for both parents and the baby. The concept is this: human babies have a short gestation period, compared to other mammals – due to our large head size, we’re born early, before we’re really ready, developmentally. Read More

Breastfeeding is normal and natural. We are meant to feed our babies in this way. However, this does not mean that it is always easy. When breastfeeding challenges arise, you can seek help from experienced support people such as sisters, friends or your mother. Sometimes it is necessary to find a lactation consultant or breastfeeding support group to help move through these issues. Read More

Breastfeeding starts off as an intimate dance between you and your baby, but pretty soon most moms are feeling ready to re-enter society. Or you’re not feeling quite ready but you realize you need some support. Either way, one of the best ways to ease out of your babymoon is to find some other nursing moms to hang out with so you can nurse your baby with other women. Read More

We are excited to host Dr. Bailey Zimmel at the center this week. Enclosed is her explanation of the benefits of Chiropractic Care during and after pregnancy. As always, we recommend you check with your prenatal care provider. I consider pregnancy to be a major athletic event and liken it to training for a marathon. A woman trains for around 40 weeks in anticipation of performing well on the big day and then begins the recovery phase. Read More

If you’re pregnant or have a baby or toddler, you’ve most likely thought about wearing your child – even if you haven’t thought about it in that exact way. The aisles at Target and Babies”R”Us have all sorts of slings, ergonomic carriers, wraps – there’s certainly no shortage! Even though babywearing, or baby wearing, is a relatively new trend here in the U.S., it’s been common practice in many other cultures for centuries. Read More

Most women have heard the terms “baby blues” or “postpartum depression.” A more appropriate term to use for the general mood changes after birth is “postpartum mood adjustments.” Postpartum simply means “after birth.” “Mood adjustment” is a more encompassing term, since depression is just one of several mood adjustments sometimes experienced by mothers during their baby’s first year. In addition to depression, new mothers may experience symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks, an increase of obsessive or compulsive behaviors, or intrusive thoughts, which are unwelcome and disturbing. Read More

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