I’ve been amazed at how different my second pregnancy is from my first pregnancy. It’s not just the actual symptoms that change; I’m also emotional about things that I never would have considered the first time around. So, whether you’re already pregnant with your second (or third or fourth, etc.) or you’re thinking about expanding your family, here are five things that might change for you during your later pregnancies. Read More

Most of us breathe a sigh of relief when summer rolls around. The sun is shining, the neighborhood kids are playing, and it stays light out until eight or nine at night. But when you’re pregnant, summertime doesn’t quite have the same allure. While other women are reading articles about getting their bodies ready for bikini season, you’re glumly picking from a dowdy selection of one-pieces. Read More

Trust us: no one cares what you wear in labor and birth or how you look in that very first photo of you with your baby. They’ll be looking at those sweet, tiny toes; your happy, exhausted smile; and that almost palpable spark between you and your baby as you gaze into each other’s eyes. 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

Of Greek origin, the word “doula” has come to refer to a woman that provides emotional, physical, practical, and educational support for laboring and postpartum women. The doula has taken a place alongside female friends and extended family that traditionally assist expecting and new moms during birthing and parenting. Read More

Though you may not have ever experienced it before, heartburn during pregnancy is very common, especially during the third trimester, when the uterus has expanded and is putting pressure on the stomach and intestines. So what is heartburn? 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

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