Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful and amazing event in a woman's life. It is a time for many changes both physically and emotionally, and at times may be overwhelming. Acupuncture and TCM offers one of the most effective modalities to support and relieve discomforts of the body throughout every stage of pregnancy and can give support to the developing bundle of joy.

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Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Greater Comfort and Safer Births

Chiropractic and Pregnancy: Greater Comfort and Safer Births

Chiropractic care in pregnancy is an essential ingredient to your pre-natal care choices. A large percent of all pregnant women experience back discomfort/pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to your body's normal structural adaptations to that growth.

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Stress in Pregnancy may Affect the Fetus

Stress in Pregnancy may Affect the Fetus

Stress experienced by a woman during pregnancy may have an effect on her unborn child, most likely mediated by the transfer of stress hormones across the placenta. Research published in May's edition of Clinical Endocrinology shows that from 17 weeks, the amount of stress hormone in the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus is positively related to that in the mother's blood. This is the first report of this relationship noted at such an early stage in pregnancy.

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Learning to Breastfeed Can Be Such A Vulnerable Time

Learning to Breastfeed Can Be Such A Vulnerable Time

Learning to breastfeed can be a difficult and frustrating time for first-time mothers and their babies. Under the best circumstances, most of us have patience and determination to learn a new skill. However, after the physically draining effects of labour and birth, breastfeeding can easily become frustrating if the baby is slower to learn to latch at the breast.

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Infant Massage Benefits the Whole Family

Infant Massage Benefits the Whole Family

Infant massage is the most simple and effective ways for parents and others to promote bonding through touch, while stimulating their baby’s growing brain at the same time. Studies have shown that the babies who receive the massage as well as the person who gives the massage experience many physiological benefits. Infant massage improves bonding of all family members ― parents, grandparents and siblings all benefit from massaging the baby.

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Baby’s Intelligence

Easy Ways to Improve Your Baby’s Intelligence

After a baby is born, her brain and her nervous system get to work learning about how her body works and the world that she live in. Despite the fact that a newborn sleeps quite a lot of her day, a baby’s brain and nervous system are incredibly busy. If fact, from birth to 2½ years old, a baby’s brain is the busiest that it will ever be in her entire lifetime as it learns to process information and to develop new skills. A baby learns that this is mom and that’s dad and how to move her body in space. She learns how to recognize important people in her life and what certain words mean.

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Incorrect Breastfeeding Advice Results In Fussy, Uncomfortable Babies

Incorrect Breastfeeding Advice Results In Fussy, Uncomfortable Babies

Many women are given incorrect breastfeeding advice that causes fussy, uncomfortable babies and sabotages the breastfeeding learning process. This article helps to identify a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance and helps you to correct the problem.

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