The postpartum time is a time of learning how to care for this tiny human you created and dealing with his or her needs; however, it is also a time of great physical and emotional healing for YOU! Often as new moms we put all our needs, wants, dreams, and goals on the back burner and get ready to settle into our “mommy role”, but in reality we need to take care of ourselves first so that we can function at full capacity and be the best mommies we can be!
Did you know that on average Canadians spend around $200.00 a week on food? This amount of course varies from household to household and is different across the provinces and territories. The Nutritious Food Basket is a survey that tracks the affordability of nutritious foods using a 67 item grocery list containing nutritious food items. Based on the survey […]
When I first did my training for Music Together, my daughter was 3 months old and I thought I had tons of time to get her into a music class. And I did – BUT I didn’t realize how much music had already been a part of her life. Actually, for EVERY baby music has been a part of their little lives without you even knowing it.
As a chiropractor with a special focus on pregnancy and pediatrics, I see a lot of women for care during this amazing, but very challenging time. Your body is going through incredible changes, more than at any other time of your entire life, period! You are making a baby, a living human being, inside of you, how awesome is that!?
Preparing for baby’s arrival is an exciting time. Expectant moms plan and prepare diligently in anticipation of baby’s needs. However, one of the areas frequently overlooked in preparation for postpartum is the challenge of meal preparation and proper nutrition for Mom once the baby arrives.
For even the most domestic of Goddesses, combining the needs of feeding your newborn baby with your lack of sleep, your own recovery, and your possible dietary or food sensitivity needs, makes the necessity of nourishing postpartum meals a real challenge. The solution: Batch cooking freezer meals!
My pelvic floor works hard for me. It makes sure blood and lymph pumps through the pelvis; it supports the organs inside the pelvis such as the bladder, uterus, rectum and then the digestive system on top of that; it is part of the core system that works hard to provide support to the back, pelvis and hips before and during movement; and it keeps urine and stool inside, so we don’t have to wear pads or diapers and lastly it plays an important role in sexual function.
Isn’t it the absolute truth that nothing in the world can prepare you for your baby’s arrival? In my case it was babies, and my 25 year old self thought it was all going to be calm and lovely, amazing and beautiful when the twins arrived – well let me tell you that it was all of those things… eventually!
Whether you’re new to the practice of yoga, or a seasoned yogi, there are so many benefits to coming to the mat while pregnant. Some women practice all the way up to their delivery date because there are so many ways to modify and adjust yoga poses to make them comfortable at any stage of pregnancy. Your trained instructor is there to assist you into all postures and offer helpful tips and props to support your practice. The added bonus is you leave class feeling amazing, both physically and mentally with a deeper connection to your growing baby.