April 9, 2010
Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system–the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additionally, the resulting nervous system stress may affect the body’s ability to function optimally.
Pelvic misalignments cause the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. These tense muscles and ligaments have a constraining effect on the uterus which prevents the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
It is strongly recommended that the Webster Technique be used throughout pregnancy, to detect imbalances and optimize pelvic biomechanics in preparation for safer, easier births. Because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nervous system stress, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.
Dr. Tiffany Fernandez is a chiropractor in Virginia Beach, Virginia who specializes in Maternity & Pediatric chiropractic care, utilizing the Webster Technique. She is committed to helping moms achieve the births they desire through public education and chiropractic care. Her first child was born via Cesarean and she delivered her second baby at home. She is a proud supporter and member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, www.icpa4kids.com. She most recently spoke about “Trusting Birth after Cesarean” at the international, Trust Birth Conference. For more information or to attend a free pregnancy workshop designed to help you have your best birth, please call In Good Hands Chiropractic at 757-431-BACK (2225) or visit her website at http://www.ighchiro.com.
March 3, 2010
Pregnancy is one of the few times during your life where you feel it is finally all about you. Your family and significant other are engulfed in your day-to-day experiences, beauty and comfort. And while the attention is much appreciated it often overshadows the necessary direction of affection. The number one necessity at this stage would be your baby! So while the adoration may feel wonderful, keep your head on straight and remember the importance of babying your baby.
February 5, 2010
5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier During Pregnancy
Now that you’re pregnant, it’s more important than ever to eat the nutrients you and your baby need to thrive. Here’s how!
February 5, 2010
Congratulations on your blessed event! Whether this is your first pregnancy or you’ve been pregnant before, we’re excited for you!
In our 23 years of being a part of thousands of women’s lives, we’ve learned a thing or two about being pregnant – and how to have more fun than you ever thought possible. We invite you to join us for Maternity Boutique’s Mommy Club. This 45-minute fun and informational gathering is held the last Sunday of each month from 1 to 2 pm. It’s our version of Everything you wanted to know about pregnancy [and were afraid to ask.
February 1, 2010
Is it really February already? How does that happen?
It’s been a while since we’ve sent a post here, but we have some great plans that you’ll begin to see starting this week.
New seminars and sessions on nutrition, fitness, and all the things it means to be pregnant are being scheduled as we speak. We have forged new relationships that will bring lots of great information, and have a monthly e-newsletter that will be coming your way starting this week. Stay tuned, tell your friends – and as always please keep us posted on your baby progress.
January 5, 2010
By Lisa Hamaker, BA, CNHP
Ah, big, thick vanilla milkshakes ….I remember having one almost every day carrying my oldest and INDULGE I did but 50 pounds later I wasn’t so blissful. Little did I realize the chemicals I was not only putting in my body but this precious little growing one…….
“Nothing will affect your baby more than what you eat” (and put on your skin) says Katherine Tarr of A Guide to Motherhood. “Women on poor diets have a higher incidence of difficult labors, premature births, infections, hemorrhages, nursing problems, and problems during pregnancy.”
January 1, 2010
By Lisa Hamaker, BA, CNHP
Get up and WHAT?….I remember having two of my sons in the heat of the summer and just wanting to lay DOWN not get UP and EXERCISE…I know it’s not easy when you fee like you’re turning into RipVanWinkel or you can’t be too far from the powder room but let’s consider the benefits:
- Increase in Self esteem, lowering depression and anxiety
- Maintain a healthy and steady weight gain
- Helps to reduce pregnancy related discomfort
- Lowers the chance of having to have a cesarean
- Shortens the recovery time after birth
- Accelerates postpartum weight loss
- Increased energy levels
- Improves sleep quality
Your circulation is more efficient so you AND the baby are getting more oxygen and nutrients and helps with leg cramps. It builds your immunity by moving your lymphatic system, tones up your perineal muscles so you’re less likely to tear during delivery and can shorten labor and the recovery period. Of course, it will help with weight gain and relieves stress.