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3 Quick Tips for Writing your Birth Plan

By Heather Pladna | August 29, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Quick Tips for Writing your Birth Plan
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Writing your birth plan can feel like a daunting task. You want to make it concise and straightforward while still including all the necessary pieces. Before you even get to that though, be sure you have a care provider who is supportive and open to birth plans. If you have mentioned a birth plan to … Read more…

Why get Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?

By Heather Pladna | August 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Why get Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?
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Pregnancy does a number on the body! From pushing organs up and out of the way to affecting one’s posture to restricting full-range-of-motion. There’s no question that pregnancy can be the root of discomfort. Thankfully, there is hope! Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help keep the spine, pelvis, and hips healthfully aligned in order to … Read more…

Postpartum Nutrition: Soups that Heal

By Kristie Graybill | July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Postpartum Nutrition: Soups that Heal
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With so much emphasis placed on prenatal planning and nutrition, so little attention is focused on the mother’s postpartum period. A healthy postpartum is just as important as a healthy pregnancy for mother’s optimum rejuvenation and healing as she begins to care for her new baby. Just how can give your body the extra support … Read more…

Delaying Baby’s First Bath: Shown to Increase Breastfeeding Rates

By Heather Pladna | July 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Delaying Baby’s First Bath: Shown to Increase Breastfeeding Rates

There are a number of things that can be implemented or avoided to increase breastfeeding rates for new babies. These things range from baby being held skin-to-skin for at least the first hour immediately following birth, to opting not to send your newborn to the hospital nursery, to having a birthing team that is supportive … Read more…

Sleep Training Considerations Part III: Safe Bed-Sharing

By Heather Pladna | June 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Sleep Training Considerations Part III: Safe Bed-Sharing
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How do I Achieve Safe Bed-Sharing? There’s a helpful La Leche League-designed infographic, here, highlighting the seven key recommendations for keeping bed-sharing safe for baby. The most important of these, in light of what was mentioned above, would be that mother is not under the influence of any substances, including tobacco-use. Due to the physiological … Read more…

Sleep-Training Considerations Part II: Bed-Sharing as an Alternative to Conventional Sleep-Training

By Heather Pladna | June 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Sleep-Training Considerations Part II: Bed-Sharing as an Alternative to Conventional Sleep-Training

As mentioned in the first part of this series, our society tends to work against us in parenting. New mothers are not well-supported by governmental and employment policies. Because of this, the early return-to-work often often leads to total exhaustion and desperation. This, in turn, leads to desperate measures such as allowing baby to cry-it-out … Read more…

Sleep-Training Considerations: Part I

By Heather Pladna | June 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Sleep-Training Considerations: Part I
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If you’re a parent, you know sleep-training is a hot topic. Fueled with passion from both sides, some swear by it and claim that it’s the only thing that can be done to teach a child to sleep, while others say it’s not necessary and that baby will learn over time, without it. There’s so … Read more…

Placenta Encapsulation… Again?

By Kristie Graybill | April 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Placenta Encapsulation… Again?
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We polled a couple three-peat clients to ask why they chose to encapsulate their placenta three times with The Nurturing Root. Below you’ll learn why placenta encapsulation was worth doing over and over. Jillian, mom of 5 notes, “There are many benefits that I personally experienced with placenta encapsulation. My milk supply has been consistently … Read more…

It’s Worth Your Time

By Heather Pladna | April 9, 2019 | Comments Off on It’s Worth Your Time
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We all covet time. We often feel like there isn’t enough time in our day to get the important things done and then the “extras” usually wind up ignored. “It’s all about prioritizing,” is what we’re told and that tends to ring true. For instance, engaged couples, working without a wedding planner, are estimated to … Read more…

Myth Busters: Prenatal Fitness

By Kristie Graybill | March 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Myth Busters: Prenatal Fitness
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Eat healthy. Satisfy your cravings. Work out. Do not work out. Don’t lift that. Are you sure you can run? Do any of these opinions sound familiar? While pregnant, the conflicting advice runs rampant. So I am here today to bust three popular fitness prenatal myths. If you weren’t working out before your pregnancy, stick … Read more…

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