Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Top 5 Reasons to Add a Chiropractor to Your Birth Prep Team

Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Top 5 Reasons to Add a Chiropractor to Your Birth Prep Team

When you think about all of the physical changes the body must go through from conception to birth, it is no wonder that so many people see chiropractors in pregnancy. It is a common myth that pain and discomfort are just par for the course and that to be pregnant means to be uncomfortable. Chiropractic care can not only help you to feel great but also prepare your body, spine, and pelvis for birth. Here are the top five reasons to add a chiropractor to your birth prep team.

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You and Your Pelvic Floor

You and Your Pelvic Floor

There’s a myth in our culture that a weak pelvic floor is just the price pregnant folks pay for giving birth. We’re thrilled to share this guest blog post from Claire Harris of Intrinsi, a physiotherapist who specializes in pelvic floor health, to help set the record straight.

As a physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic health, I am passionate about empowering people to discuss their pelvic floors, and how important it is for overall health. It’s an easy topic to sweep under the rug, but a little bit of leakage after your friend tells a joke is no laughing matter! When it comes to pregnancy and your pelvic floor, there are a lot of strategies to manage any concerns you may have, as well as preventative tools to ensure you are setting yourself up for success during this exciting (and often stressful) time.

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The Limitations of New Parenthood

The Limitations of New Parenthood

Stepping into new motherhood, I felt really prepared. I had an arsenal of doulas in my corner and I had a library of resources to draw from (should I need them). I felt quite confident that I could face the unknown and roll with the punches. Even with all the reassurances, it was still an initiation that my heart wasn’t prepared for.

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Relationships Are Hard

Relationships Are Hard

Welcoming a new baby into your family is an exciting and joyous occasion and it also puts significant strain on even the most rock solid relationship. Drs. John and Julie Gottman discovered that “67% of couples had become very unhappy with each other during the first three years of their baby’s life. Only 33% remained content.” (source >>)

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Community Partner Spotlight: Bethany Galster Photography

Community Partner Spotlight: Bethany Galster Photography

Bethany Galster is a photographer who loves photography. That may seem like an obvious thing to say, but listening to her speak about her process, and what photography has meant to her in her own life, is a joy. It’s obvious that she values the power of honoring the transformative, along with the completely ordinary, moments in our lives.

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How Acupuncture Can Support You During Pregnancy and Postpartum

How Acupuncture Can Support You During Pregnancy and Postpartum

We are excited to introduce you to Registered Acupuncturist Megan Gusdal, who works at the ATMA Collective in NW Calgary. She offers intuitive, gentle, and effective support to clients for pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. If you have questions about acupuncture and how it may help you, read on.

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Normal Newborn Sleep and Unicorn Babies

Normal Newborn Sleep and Unicorn Babies

We get it. Sleep (or more accurately the lack of sleep) that comes along with a newborn can be stressful for many new parents. You may wonder if your baby's sleep (or lack of sleep) is normal, you may be wondering if there's something you should be doing differently (more of or less of), you may worry that you are creating "bad habits" in your baby. Ultimately, you may question everything you've ever known and find yourself in the middle of an existential crisis (a common side effect of sleep deprivation).

This is why we are so excited to share this guest blog post about normal newborn sleep by Andrea Galambos, a Gentle Sleep Coach and owner of local Calgary company Blissful Nights. Included are some of her best newborn survival tips (scroll to the end of the post if you need those first...)

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31 Doula Tips For You: International Doula Month

31 Doula Tips For You: International Doula Month

May is International Doula Month and we've been celebrating by sharing a doula tip a day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We have compiled all of the tips here, in one easy to find resource, just for you. From pregnancy, through labour, and into the immediate postpartum period, we hope you find a few tips here that you can put to good use.

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