Pregnancy is a unique period during a woman’s life and is characterized by complex physiological changes, which may adversely affect oral health. At the same time, oral health is key to overall health and well-being.
When you envision giving birth, what position do you imagine you will be in? Many of the images and media we see is of someone on their backs in a bed. But is this really the safest and sexiest way?
In this episode, Debra discusses the history of birth positions prior to the medicalization of birth, providing tips and tools to help parents prepare for birth with knowledge, power, and choices. She delves into the physiology of birth and how you can find comfort and pleasure in easing a baby into the world. Join us for this essential exploration into creating an informed birth experience full of pleasure!
If you’re a new or expecting parent, you’ve probably come
across the phrase “skin-to-skin” a few times as you read up on all things
Also referred to as SSC, skin-to-skin is an important
practice that should be prioritized as soon as possible after birth, with
benefits that extend long after baby is born.
So, what is skin-to-skin? How is it beneficial for you
and your baby? How long do you need to practice skin-to-skin for it to have a
positive impact on your little one? We’ve got all the answers below.
To understand how to effectively increase (or decrease) milk supply, we need to look at how milk production works… For the most part, milk production is a “use it or lose it” process. The more often and effectively your baby nurses, the more milk you will make.
If you're new to parenting, you may find yourself surprised and sometimes confused about the peculiar movements your newborn makes. Newborn reflexes are innate/automatic movements caused by a newborn's healthy functioning nervous system and they eventually disappear after a period of time/growth. While some of these movements look odd or even alarming, rest assured that they're normal and a sign of healthy growth.
Urinating after giving birth can be a challenge for some people and may cause stress, frustration, and pain during the immediate postpartum period. Pelvic floor physical therapist Ken McGee, PT, DPT, provides some facts and shares useful techniques to overcome these challenges.