Postpartum

Physical Therapy vs Chiropractic Care?

Physical Therapy vs Chiropractic Care?

If you haven’t been to a chiropractor during your pregnancy or postpartum period, you’re one of the few who have not taken advantage of the opportunity.  Chiropractic care is considered relatively safe and effective for treating musculoskeletal conditions during that delicate time period. They can adjust what they call subluxations, or partial dislocation, which result from the changing posture and pressure on the vertebral column. A technique known as the Webster Techniques is often used to treat this population but it is not the only manual therapy tool in their toolbox.

Your new favorite doctor for prenatal and postpartum care

Your new favorite doctor for prenatal and postpartum care

During pregnancy, there are number of medical appointments. From your regular prenatal check ups to blood work and glucose testing; there’s a lot of people asking questions, putting cold gel on your belly, sticking you with needles, etc. After a while, it gets overwhelming, especially towards the end of the pregnancy when prenatal visits increase from monthly to weekly.

A postpartum practice in France that will make you jealous

A postpartum practice in France that will make you jealous

While I was pregnant with my second baby, I became intrigued by how women in other countries are cared for after the birth of their babies. My fascination started with a Facebook post from a friend of Chinese descent. In the Chinese culture, women and their household are taken care of by family members - usually the grandmother - while the mother’s job is to stay in bed and feed baby for 30 days. The postpartum mother is treated with a special diet of warming foods and drinks such as soups, ginger, and vinegar...