February 14, 2020

Let's talk about some of the things you will experience those first few weeks...

It is normal to experience many hormone shifts in the first 3 weeks that may have you on an emotional roller coaster. As the milk comes in around the third day after birth you will have a big hormone shift that can cause you to feel sad, irritated or even cause you to cry for no reason at all. This usually lasts for 24 to 48 hours.

It is normal for you will feel like you are unable to get anything done except for feeding and caring for your baby. This is true... it takes about 12 weeks after birth to get back into a normal routine and have some sort of order to your life again. Be patient, it gets a little easier each day. Do not be afraid to ask for help or accept help that has been offered. It does not make you a bad mom, it makes you a great mom because you will get more rest and be able to concentrate on caring for your baby.

It is normal for you to constantly feel tired. Your baby may have his days and n...

Oh the aches and pains of pregnancy! The most common complaints I hear from my pregnant mama's in the third trimester are low back pain, and pubic pain.  Because your center of gravity shifts as your baby grows it tends to cause an increase in the curvature of your spine causing stress on your muscles, joints and spine.  This, along with the hormones of pregnancy that cause the joints and ligaments to relax can cause your spine and pelvis to become misaligned. Not only does this misalignment cause you discomfort, it can also obstruct fetal movement and cause your baby to become misaligned in the pelvis.  Twisting and pulling of the misaligned pelvis encourage your baby to become posterior causing a longer and more painful labor.  I have found that my mama's that regularly see a chiropractor have a much more comfortable pregnancy and shorter labors. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle and personalized to your specific needs. Your chiropractor will have a special table or pregnancy...

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