A diner. My friend’s house. Toys ‘R’ Us. What do these places have in common? They have the dubious distinction of all containing bathrooms in which I have thrown up at some point this week. Morning sickness is the worst. Okay, hyperemesis gravidarum (more commonly known as “what Duchess Kate had”) is actually the worst. But morning sickness is also terrible, not the least because its name is such a lie. Read More

So you’re pregnant! You’re probably familiar with many symptoms of pregnancy, from all the obsessive reading/surfing websites, television shows, and talking with your girlfriends. Morning sickness, fatigue, cravings, lots of bathroom trips – these are the symptoms we expect. But what about the…other ones? The ones that have us texting our mama friends and asking is this normal?? How come no one told me about this?? Here are five weird pregnancy symptoms that you might not know about. Drool Don’t be alarmed if you wake up to a puddle of saliva on your pillow, or find yourself swallowing… Read More

We are excited to host Dr. Bailey Zimmel at the center this week. Enclosed is her explanation of the benefits of Chiropractic Care during and after pregnancy. As always, we recommend you check with your prenatal care provider. I consider pregnancy to be a major athletic event and liken it to training for a marathon. A woman trains for around 40 weeks in anticipation of performing well on the big day and then begins the recovery phase. Read More

Pregnancy is supposed to be a happy time, full of excitement, anticipation, buying cute little baby clothes, taking bump pictures, and enjoying the experience of watching your body miraculously grow another person. I had wanted to be a mother for as long as I could remember. When I finally did get pregnant, by week 8, I was miserable. Read More

Whether you’re pregnant or not, yoga can be a great stress reliever, as well as a nice, low-impact way to get some exercise. There are tons of benefits: it helps strengthen and tone muscles, increases flexibility, improves sleep, promotes cardiovascular health and improved respiration, and supports a healthy metabolism. According to the American Pregnancy Association, prenatal yoga can also help reduce the risk of preterm labor, ease nausea, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome, and lower the risk of intrauterine growth restriction. Read More

April 7th is World Health Day! Created by the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s held to commemorate the founding of WHO, and aims to raise awareness about a major topic within global health. Each year has a theme, and this year’s theme is diabetes so we thought we'd take this opportunity to bring you the facts on gestational diabetes. Read More

Spring isn’t the only thing that March brings – it’s National Nutrition Month! Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it started as National Nutrition Week in 1973, and became an official month in 1980. The aim is to spread awareness and information about healthy eating and exercise. Read More

From the minute you announce your pregnancy, or your belly announces itself to the world, it seems like everyone and her uncle has an opinion about what you should and shouldn’t be doing. Even perfect strangers suddenly feel free to comment on how you’re carrying, if you’re having twins, or even guessing the gender (when you already know they’re wrong). Here are some tips for dealing with the inevitable: parental judgement. Read More

Expecting and Stressed Out? Relax - Relief is on its Way! In our culture, the news media often focuses on negative reports which can be anxiety producing for readers and viewers. This is especially true for expecting and new moms who, by nature, feel particularly vulnerable as they try to provide a safe environment for their developing babies or newborns. You’ve seen the headlines: "BPA in Bottles May Cause Learning Disabilities in Babies," "Pregnant Women in Second Trimester at Higher Risk for Car Accidents," "We’re All Going to Get Cancer From Pesticides." How can anyone feel safe, secure, and relaxed with these kinds of messages swirling around our minds? Read More

Soon after the pregnancy stick is positive, it’s not unusual for expecting parents to begin dreaming about their baby and imagining what the child will be like as a newborn and beyond. Whether they’re focused on the baby’s gender, features, interests, or some other quality, parents may start to paint a picture of the growing fetus and his or her future - perhaps the baby will have dark hair and blue eyes, or be a musician like dad or an athlete like mom? Although there are endless variations of what people might envision when thinking about their soon-to-be-born baby, one thing is certain – most are visualizing a healthy child. Read More

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