Hydrotherapy - the alternative to laboring on land…

Although the media typically shows a laboring mother comfortably positioned on her bed during labor and birth, evidence based research shows that this is not the ideal place to labor! If you have ever heard of waterbirth you may have raised your brow and thought what is this actually all about? Do you ever use the shower or tub to decompress when your stressed or after a tough athletic workout? Well first of all waterbirth is much different from hydrotherapy during labor, and yes, it is safe since the baby is going from one water environment to another. Typically a waterbirth occurs at a birth center or home-birth; you don’t see them in a hospital setting (although I have witnessed a few th

Toxic home for your new baby? No way!

So, you watched what you ate, took your prenatal vitamins, and maintained a healthy lifestyle. And now Baby is here! Coming home with your new baby should be a time for rest and finding a new rhythm. No one wants to come home and jump into action cleaning the house. But creating a stock of baby friendly cleaning products now can go a long way in the future. A good way to prepare before your baby arrives is to make sure that your home environment is as healthy for both you and your new baby as possible. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), who brought you the “Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen” fruit and vegetable guide, also provides advice on how to create a healthy indoor environment. The a

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