You reached your baby’s due date. And then you passed it. Are you feeling a little antsy? Well, I have some good news for you: Acupuncture is completely safe and it works. Whether you decide to labor at home or in a hospital, you can naturally induce labor while preparing your body for delivery. By that, I meanRead More
Is Home Birth Safe?
While I’ve had two wonderful and successful homebirths, I truly believe that the best place to birth your baby is the place where you will feel the safest and most supported. But is homebirth safe? Let’s clear up some confusion… When it comes to comfort, there’s little argument that your home is more comfy thanRead More
Diastasis Recti Treatment For Belly Bulge
Got diastasis recti? You know, abs that just can’t seem to pull it together. After pregnancy, a round and protruding belly is common and you might even think it’s natural. But what if that flabby, post-baby tummy is a sign that something is out of alignment? And what if diastasis recti treatment could reverse your postpartum belly? QuickieRead More
5 Warning Signs That You Need Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic floor therapy isn’t for everyone. But if you pee when you sneeze or awkwardly run to the bathroom after a laughing fit, this is a telltale sign that your pelvic floor needs a little lovin’. Recurring urinary tract infections or battling with interstitial cystitis can also point to your pelvic floor. A basket that holds yourRead More
Is Diastasis Recti To Blame For My Belly?
I’m super excited to share this post by Leslie Murphy, fellow acupuncturist and mom who has first-hand experience healing postpartum belly bulge caused by diastasis recti. ~Emily Something wasn’t right. I looked 5 months pregnant, but I definitely WAS NOT pregnant. The pregnancy weight had dropped off (actually sucked off is more like it – thanksRead More
Can You Really Prevent Morning Sickness?
After my second baby was born, I learned that it may be possible to prevent morning sickness using proper prenatal nutrition. Turns out that the standard recommendation to take prenatal vitamins for three months before conception is just a bare-bones insurance plan. While I would have preferred not feeling awful for the first few months of pregnancy,Read More
My 3 Top Tips For Morning Sickness Relief
Everybody’s got advice for pregnant ladies. When it comes to morning sickness relief, expectant mamas have heard it all. Eat some crackers. Hang in there – it’s a normal part of pregnancy! Don’t suffer, take the drugs. Enjoy it! The more sick you feel, the stronger your pregnancy is. Deal with your resistance to theRead More
10 Ways To Optimize A Vegetarian Diet For Fertility & Pregnancy
When it comes to preparing for baby-making, a vegetarian diet for fertility has its challenges. This is especially so if you’re vegan. I have worked with countless vegan and vegetarian women in my practice who found their plant-based food choices were no longer adequate when they were trying to conceive or to maintain a healthy pregnancyRead More
Will the Royal Baby Have Less Birth Intervention than U.S. Babies?
While I’m not one for watching the news, I still appreciated this little clip about the differences between British and U.S. birth. Unlike U.S. Birth Standards, in the U.K…. Prenatal care is free Most women use midwives instead of obstetricians (though Dutchess Kate is using two OB’s!) There is more of an emphasis on naturalRead More
Want to Get Pregnant & Have a Healthy Baby?
Some couples just seem to glance at each other and end up with a bun in the oven. For everyone else, it’s important to grasp the basics of how to get pregnant so you can turn fun-and-tumble sex into successful baby-making with the least amount of stress. How to get pregnant – 6 essentials for couples tryingRead More
Ask A Midwife: Alternative Treatment For GBS
Group Beta Strep (GBS) is a type of normal bacteria that is commonly found in the human body. 10-35% of all healthy adult women have GBS in the lower intestine and/or vagina. Ordinarily, this doesn’t cause a problem, however, in certain circumstances, GBS bacteria can invade the body and cause serious infection; this is referredRead More
My Daughter’s Home Birth Story – A Tale of Fear & Joy
For my beautiful sweet girl, FAB – Your birth story. You were determined to join us. When your daddy and I first decided it was time to start ‘trying’ for our second child (and a sibling for Will) I figured it would take a few months. To be completely honest, I was not quite readyRead More