You are currently viewing all posts under the category Pregnancy Life.

Do I Really Need a Doula if My Partner is Supportive?

The Differences Between a Doula and a Birth Partner Doulas are becoming more widely recognized but there are often many questions about the doula’s role on a birth team. One question that comes up frequently is: How is a doula any different than my birth partner (dad, partner, sister, mom, …

Diastasis Rectus – Navigating the Ins & Outs: Part 2 – The Causes

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Now that we know what Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is, we can look at the causes of DRA. It’s important to note that there is not one cause of DRA, so there is not one solution to …

BIRTH(FIT)

“…So is BIRTHFIT just fitness for pregnant women?” A question I get asked frequently when the topic of BIRTHFIT comes up. This is an opportunity for me to explain that BIRTHFIT is much (MUCH) more than fitness. One of the definitions for FIT is, “Prepared or ready.” As a Regional …

Six Pregnancy Superfoods

This post has been modified from one originally published at www.brittanyanderson.net  One of the most beneficial things we can do to prepare our bodies for pregnancy is optimize our nutrition. Through the science of epigenetics, we now know that mom’s diet has the potential to influence gene expression in her …

Butt Winking or Sticking Your Booty Out – What’s Right? (Part 2)

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Be sure to check out Part 1 of this blog series first! What is a neutral spine? A neutral spine is when the position of the diaphragm is aligned with the pelvic floor. The spine and pelvis …

Butt Winking or Sticking Your Booty Out – What’s Right? (Part 1)

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Whether you are sitting in a chair all day feeding your little one, lifting weights, or pregnant, the position of your spine matters. In fact, in all three instances we want the same thing: a neutral spine. …

Setting yourself up for an Empowered VBAC with Chiropractic Care

If you experienced the joy of having your first child, you probably know that birth can be amazing yet unpredictable. If you delivered your first baby (or babies) via Cesarean, and plan to birth vaginally in the future, now is a great time to connect with a chiropractor! Some care …

Science of Breath Part 3: Sound

If you’ve followed Part 1 and Part 2 of the Science of Breath series, you are probably beginning to understand that our breath is a complex yet amazing tool for our state of being and overall survival. In Part 1, Mel explains The Polyvagal Theory and that our Autonomic Nervous …

Science of Breath Part 2: Breath and Movement

Have you ever considered that your first earthside movement is your breath? Let’s dive deeper into the science of breath and look at the diaphragm, the cornerstone of our tools of breath, sound, and movement. Just like any other muscle, the diaphragm can be trained. In part 1 of this …

Science of Breath Part 1: Intro to Polyvagal Theory

Breath is a simple and wondrous thing. We often take it for granted because it doesn’t require our conscious awareness. When we consider its life-sustaining function and how long we can survive without it; the gravity of its importance is clear. One can survive without food for about three weeks, …