As the time approaches to bring your new baby home, you may be nervous about how your first baby—your fur-baby—will handle the new addition. You love them, afterall, and don’t want them to feel replaced or resent their new family member.
"What is chiropractic care? Should my baby see a chiropractor? Is chiropractic care safe for newborns?"
These are just a few of the questions we receive here at Vocal Birth Doula Services from new parents when presented with chiropractic care as one of the many options available to them for caring for their new babies.
Today, Dr. Ashley Seaver of Spa City Chiropractic joins us to answer these common questions (and more!) about chiropractic care for infants.Read More
Apps often make our lives easier, consolidating a mess of lists into a single magical, clickable icon we can tap time and again to keep things organized. They have apps for everything these days! Grocery lists, calendars, period trackers—and yes, even apps to use during pregnancy and postpartum.
But with so many options, you may find it overwhelming trying to find the right apps for you and your family. Let us help!Read More
For many, bringing a newborn home completely shakes up their routine. Instead of feeding everyone in the house 3-6 meals before bedtime, you’ve now got a sweet little mouth asking for milk 8-12 times (roughly) per day, including throughout the night.
Here are a few things you can do to make the 2 A.M. feed—and the others, too!—a little less dread-worthy...Read More
Near the end of pregnancy it’s common for the cervix to enter the spotlight, as cervical exams are often offered at each appointment starting around week 36. Even friends and family become invested in what exciting things your cervix is up to, the question of dilation arising again and again in conversation!
But there’s more to predicting labor than dilation.Read More
I had no delusions of being a “perfect” parent, but I did have plans that didn’t pan out—and not because they were far-fetched, just because I didn’t have the type of support I needed.
I didn’t know then that I could hire someone who...Read More
One day you’re snuggling a sweet, sleeping newborn, the next you’re shushing and rocking an inconsolable babe.
One day you’re daydreaming about who your child will grow up to be, the next you’re begging them to stay little forever.Read More
WE HAVE GROWN APART, INCREASINGLY DISCONNECTED FROM THE WORLD OF BIRTH AND NEW-MOTHERHOOD, AND FROM ONE ANOTHER.
The event that used to draw people together and that is tangible evidence of what it means to connect is now often experienced in solitude. Sure, a mother may be bringing a whole new person home to spend her days with, but more and more mothers seem to express never feeling more alone than in that experience.Read More