Breast feeding: Practice laid back breastfeeding Don’t be afraid to use extra pillows in addition and/or under your breastfeeding pillow in order to support your baby and bring them closer to you when feeding in an upright position Use sidelying breastfeeding positions Bottle Feeding Use extra pillows underneath your baby to bring them closer to… Read More 20 ways to Decrease Neck Pain as a new Mom
By Alyssa Green I hear is often in my massage office. “The midwife said my baby might be breech.” “I keep feeling kicks in weird places, I think my baby is breech.” “The OB said my baby is breech.” “The ultrasound came back, the baby is breech.” Breech babies can cause us a lot of… Read More Flip that Breech! The Ultimate Guide to Encourage Babies into a Head Down Position
I’m here to talk about something that isn’t often discussed. Pain after pregnancy. We’ve all heard of pain during pregnancy; the long sleepless nights, the back pain, sciatica, being unable to touch your toes as your belly stretches to accommodate a small human, the list goes on. Then your baby is born and there’s… Read More Pain After Pregnancy, What’s Normal, What’s Not
by Mary McGregor Women’s bodies go through a lot during pregnancy. The challenges of pregnancy are varied and diverse, with some being more difficult than others. It effects all aspects of women’s well being – physiology, mental and emotional states, and spirituality. Pregnancy can be an amazing and beautiful experience with many positive aspects… Read More The Benefits of Reiki as a Prenatal Care
The more I work with mothers, and get to know them, the more birth stories I hear. In each one pain, victory, joy, and disappointment seem to merge and flow. What went well, what went wrong, how life deviates from what they had imagined. I’m privileged to hear these recollections, and to be present… Read More Why “Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby” Needs to Stop
After massaging hundreds of expectant moms, it’s easy for me to see the benefits that pregnancy massage can have. Easing sore muscles, sciatica pain, aiding in sleep and relaxation are only some of the positive outcomes that I commonly provide to my clients. Yet there are still so many myths related to pregnancy massage that… Read More Busting Three Common Myths about Pregnancy Massage
Hello All! How do you feel about your upcoming birth? Some of you seasoned parents may feel like there has got to be a better way to do this, or maybe you feel terrified because this is your first journey, or maybe you are a father or other mother that wants to be the supportive … Read More How do you feel about your upcoming birth?