Pregnancy is an extraordinary time in any woman’s life. It is likely you ‘ve become curious about your baby’s development and learned that each week, every day brings new growth. Unfortunately, pregnancy also comes with its fair share of struggle and stress, including aches & pains associated by the changes happening in your body and the shift in your hormonal & emotional being. Pain at any level can steal the joy of pregnancy. That’s why I am committed to ensuring every pregnant woman has the opportunity to get the care they deserve; so that you can enjoy your pregnancy to the fullest.
You just left your OB/midwife appointment and it has been confirmed that your baby is NOT head down and now you are frantically searching the internet, because surely there has to be something you can do to get this baby head down and ready for labor and delivery! Because you are concerned of the risks of a C-Section and/or it has not been a part of your plan.
By about 32-33 weeks, babies are expected to be head down. If a baby has not turned head down by 34-35 weeks, it can indicate there is an issue with its position.
Congrats mama, you just welcomed your squishy miracle or maybe it has been months and the fog has semi-lifted! Now that you’ve put the long months of pregnancy behind you and you’ve given birth, you’re probably breathing a sigh of relief at the thought of waving goodbye to those frustrating pregnancy symptoms. But just as you get used to seeing your feet again, you’re likely to be hit by some postpartum side effects – some of them as weird as the pregnancy symptoms you just left behind.
Congrats mama! It is so exciting to have your new bundle of joy finally arrive in the world. While it can be a total magical time, let’s be honest, it can also be a time of complete exhaustion, frustration and struggle that you weren’t prepared for. The strain of pregnancy and childbirth not only takes a toll on mama, but on your baby too.
Once your bundle of joy graduates from newborn / infant care they will become more mobile & more vocal. As your infant grows and beings to reach certain ‘milestones’ such as learning to hold up their head, sitting crawling and learning to walk, we know that all of these activities affect alignment and future development of the spine and nervous system function. With this new level of independence comes more bumps and bruises (no matter how careful a parent you are). Your child is also experiencing growth spurts which creates new challenges of development & coordination.