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Sciatica pain in pregnancy is so common. Sciatica pain can be caused by spinal and pelvic misalignment that creates an imbalance in the surrounding ligaments and muscles. Then inflammation of the nerve can cause the pregnant mother a great deal of sharp pain and/or numbness. The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. Sciatica pain starts in your lower back, extends down to your buttocks and from there branches out down the legs towards the feet. It can feel really painful or so numb as though you can’t put any weight on your leg.
Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. The American College of Physicians is now saying that alternatives to medications is the better way to go. Alternative therapies including yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, and...read more
80% of new moms will have the Baby Blues in the postpartum period. The postpartum period is difficult for most new moms. Baby Blues is not the same as postpartum depression or anxiety. But, is it ever rough to deal with! The reality of having a new baby is sometimes surprising. You’ll cry over the littlest things. On top of the hormonal upheaval, you’re getting little to no sleep. And, voila! You’ve got a recipe for the Baby Blues.
Part of the 10% It was a Thursday afternoon July 27th, 2017. I was just settling down into the 2nd phase of the Miles Circuit. All of a sudden my water broke at 3:05pm. I guess I'm now part of the 10% of women whose bag of waters breaks before labor begins! I was 38...read more
This is such a fun birth story to read. I know! People don't think of birth as fun. but it really can be an amazing adventure and incredibly empowering. If you're having another baby (2nd, 3rd, +), make sure you're well prepared for Emergency Childbirth. Sometimes...read more
Why don’t more people know about a TENS unit for labor and birth? If you want a healthy birth for baby and mother, you have a few choices. One of the choices to help achieve a natural un-medicated birth is a TENS unit. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve...read more
New Baby In The House? If you’re a new parent, like I was 25 years ago, you may be stressing over a lot of things. The biggest thing for me with a newborn was desperately trying to figure out what she needed when she was apparently unhappy. I was so relieved when my...read more
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Pregnant? Now What? Do you know the right questions to ask to make sure you and your baby get the best care and the safest birth? How do you know what kind of birth you want? Take the quiz to see how much you know or how much you need to learn. Hurry up! You've only...read more