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Living Life in Balance Blog

July 9, 2019

A birth plan allows for everyone involved in the birthing process to know what your wishes are for before, during, and after labor. A birthing plan contains information such as: your healthcare provider, who you want present during labor and birth, what positions you want to be in for labor, if and what drugs you would like to ease pain during labor, if you want to breastfeed your baby, if you want your baby boy circumcised, and special traditions that take place when the baby is born. These are some examples of what can be included but it is up to you to decide what you wish to include in the plan. Depending on the practices of where you are giving birth, you may not have to include certain things in your birth plan because it’s the standard of practice. There are many templates online that allow you to customize your birth plan.

June 4, 2019

Nutrition is very important during pregnancy because because your baby requires certain nutrients to develop. Eating a balanced diet helps the baby to be healthy and can minimize some symptoms like nausea and constipation. It’s also important to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Some things need to be restricted or avoided altogether during pregnancy. Caffeine and artificial sweeteners should be restricted. Pregnant women can safely have 200 mg or less of caffeine per day. Alcohol needs to completely be avoided in the first trimester because it can cause defects in the baby.

There are certain vitamins that need to be consumed daily to ensure the proper growth and development of the baby. Folic acid help prevent major birth defects of the fetal brain and spine called neural tube defects and pregnant women need at least 400 micrograms per day. Iron is important because pregnant women need to produce more blood to supply oxygen to the fetus and should consume 27 mg per day. Calcium i...

May 14, 2019

Maintaining a healthy weight before pregnancy and gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy is important. Living a healthy lifestyle helps the baby to grow and develop and also helps create a more positive pregnancy and birthing experience for the mother. On the other hand, the risk of a baby being born with a birth defect increases slightly when their mother is obese. You have probably heard the saying “eating for two” while pregnant, however, that is an exaggeration of how much a pregnant woman should be eating. A healthy woman should try to consume 300 calories more per day to have a healthy weight gain during pregnancy. Healthy weight gain is dependent on a woman’s weight before getting pregnant. Healthy women should aim to gain 2 to 4 pounds during the first trimester and then a pound every additional week for a total of 25 to 35 pounds. Underweight women need to gain more weight during pregnancy, around 28 to 40 pounds, and overweight women need to gain less, around 15...

April 23, 2019

Exercising while pregnant is safe for women who are healthy and do not have any pregnancy complications. Not only is it safe, there are also multiple benefits, including: easing back pain, reducing constipation, promoting healthy weight gain, and decrease the risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and cesarean delivery. It is recommended that pregnant women exercise at a moderate intensity for 150 minutes per week. Some exercises that are safe during pregnancy are: walking, swimming/water workouts, stationary bicycling, and modified yoga and pilates. Some other physical activities can be done if you have experience, but it is important to contact your health care professional to discuss what is safe for you. There are some precautions to take while exercising while pregnant. It is important to drink enough water to avoid dehydration and overheating.  It’s also important to not stand still or lay flat on your back for extended periods of time. Lying on your back can cause blood to...

April 16, 2019

Women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant should make sure they are getting enough folate/folic acid in their diet. It is recommended that pregnant women get 400-800 mcg of folic acid per day. Folic acid helps to prevent miscarriage and birth defects. Folic acid can be taken in a supplement, like a prenatal vitamin, and there are also lots of ways to get folate through food. Foods that are high in folate are broccoli, spinach, lettuce, asparagus, okra, lemons, bananas, melons, yeast, beans, mushrooms, kidney, beef liver, eggs, tomato juice, and orange juice.

Folate isn’t just for pregnant women. Folate is important for everyone and can be used for memory loss, osteoporosis, depression, hearing loss related to age, sleep problems, and muscle pain just to name a few. Adults should be getting 400 mcg per day, or more if folic acid is being used as a treatment for something.

April 9, 2019

There are three different settings to give birth in: your home, a birthing center, and the hospital. Home birth may seem like a new concept to some, but before the 1900’s, home births were the norm. Home birth are a safe alternative for women who are having a healthy, low-risk pregnancy. During a home birth, a midwife will come to the home once a woman starts to go into labor. Midwives usually bring with them the following:

  • Oxygen for the baby if needed

  • IV’s for mom if she becomes dehydrated or needs additional nutrients

  • Sterile gloves, gauze pads, cotton hat for the baby, drop cloths, waterproof covers for the bed, a thermometer, a pan for sitz baths after birth

  • Fetoscopes or ultrasonic stethoscopes

  • Medications to slow or stop a hemorrhage

  • Special herbal preparations, homeopathic remedies, massage supplies/techniques and perhaps even acupuncture needles

  • Items for suturing tears

Home births have multiple benefits including: being less expensive, provi...

June 14, 2016

There is a widespread belief that chiropractors are only meant to work with back or neck pain. This is so far beyond the truth! Chiropractors are doctors that focus on the function of the spine and nervous system. If someone is not in pain, it doesn’t exclude them from being a great candidate for chiropractic care. There are so many benefits to being adjusted. If you are newly pregnant or even in the second or third trimester, chiropractic care can do so much for you!

First of all, YES, it is safe for pregnancy. There are no contraindications to being adjusted while pregnant. Most chiropractors even have tables that allow a pregnant woman to lie face down!

Some of the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include an improvement in posture, reducing tension and pain, more energy, and improved digestive and immune system function.  These benefits help tremendously with some of the changes women experience during pregnancy such as a tilted pelvis, modified gait, increased fatigue,...

May 31, 2016

Only a couple generations ago, women were being x-rayed while pregnant. At that time, it was considered protocol and a safe way to monitor pregnancy. Decades pass and the FDA pronounce x-rays to be unsafe and the new way to track a woman’s pregnancy is through an ultrasound. We’ve all seen the pictures. They’ve been proudly posted on the fridge and online. You can even get a 3-D version of these pictures now! But how safe are ultrasounds, really? It was only a short time ago that x-rays were considered safe during pregnancy. Is it only a matter of time before this is renounced, as well?

The first question on most peoples’ minds would be:  has there been research? Studies on ultrasound mostly ended in the 1980s, and animal studies have been dismissed. However, scientists in China have known the harmful effects of ultrasound since the 80’s. A large study involving 100 scientists and 2700 pregnant women determined that even a very low exposure of ultrasound can be detrimental to the human...

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