Can Chiropractic Care Help With My Baby’s Latch?
Do you remember being born?
Me neither. Thank goodness!
I remember giving birth, though. That was hard work! It’s hard work for a baby making their way through the birth canal as well! It only makes sense that their little spines would be out of alignment after that experience. This often causes latch and suckling issues in infants.
Does Your Baby Prefer One Breast Over the Other?
You probably answered yes. Babies often develop a preference, and that is normal. However, they may prefer nursing on one side because it hurts to nurse on the other side. Getting your baby adjusted can give her a better range of motion to take either breast comfortably.
Dr. Katy Mooberry is a chiropractor here in Evergreen, Colorado. She has her certification in Pediatric Chiropractic and is also certified in the Webster Technique. She discusses common breastfeeding problems and how chiropractic care can help on her blog. Read her full blog post here.
What are you supposed to do when you come home from the hospital?
You are coming home with your new baby. You are exhausted. You are bleeding. Your vagina hurts, or your Cesarean incision hurts… or BOTH.
You walk into your house to a sink full of dishes, 5 loads of laundry, a half put together nursery, and all your hormones!
The Bodies of Mothers: A Beautiful Body Project by Jade Beall was one of my favorite Christmas presents this year. The photographs are GORGEOUS, and the reason I wanted the book in the first place. The pictures show bodies of all shapes and sizes. Some with stretch marks, some without. All beautiful.
Artwork by Robyn Thayer
“I could feel the ancientness in my own bones moving, widening. The burning in my ass was almost more than I could bare- and that is key -“almost”. Somehow I bared it all. Somehow it didn’t kill me. Somehow my uterus did just whatever it needed to do in the exact time it needed to do it in.”
My beautiful, strong, brave, and bold friend Robyn was so kind to share her story with me (and the world- via the web.)
Regardless of where you feel comfortable giving birth, or how you feel comfortable giving birth, I invite you to read her story and see birth from her perspective.
No right or wrong way
We are lucky to have so many options for birth in our state.
So many places (hospitals, home, birth centers)
So many tools.
So many kinds of support people.
You may read Robyn’s full story here
Are You Pregnant?
I’m going to spoil the ending by telling you:
NO I AM NOT PREGNANT! (more…)