Shaila Callaghan - Healthy Moms Blog

Dr. Shaila makes it her mission to show up every day dedicated to nurturing healthy mindsets and proactive health practices. With hundreds of hours of continuing education courses under her belt, she is certified in the Webster technique (specific to pregnant mothers and known widely for helping to turn breach babies) and expertly trained in multiple pediatric techniques, including newborn and infant care.In her spare time, she loves to knit, crochet and take long hikes with her young family.

Demystifying the Mysterious Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction:

Demystifying the Mysterious Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction:

During pregnancy, up to 71% women will experience pelvic pain. More specifically, symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), has been reported in 32% of all pregnant women. It is commonly misdiagnosed and mismanaged – most women who present to my office have told me that their health care provider has told them that it is a pregnancy pain that will just go away after birth. Although it is the case that delivery of your baby will end the sharp discomfort, you do not have to “live with it” while pregnant and, in 25% of cases, this pain is still present 4 months postpartum.

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Does Your Child’s Backpack Make the Grade?

Does Your Child’s Backpack Make the Grade?

It gets stuffed with books, squished at the bottom of a locker, thrown in the corner of a room and buried under dirty laundry. Your backpack gets abused - but does it abuse you?

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The Essential Guide to Sitting, Standing and Sleeping For an Optimal Pregnancy

The Essential Guide to Sitting, Standing and Sleeping For an Optimal Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a miraculous and exciting time! It is also a time of great biomechanical stress. Growing a new human is no easy feat. We experience altered rib movement, changes in the position and angle of our spinal curves due to added weight and changes in weight distribution – our center of gravity moves forward, we have compromised core strength and stability due to muscular stretching and weakening, and add on top of all of that the laxity in our joints due to the hormone relaxin which softens and loosens our ligaments so that we can widen to grow and deliver a baby.

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The Terrible Twos, or What is Happening to My Child?!

The Terrible Twos, or What is Happening to My Child?!

Two years old – the time when your sweet angelic baby morphs into a defiant wild animal! Most parents ask me whether their child’s behaviour is the normal “terrible twos” or if they are dealing with something more extreme.

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“Mama, my ear hurts!” – The Chiropractic Approach to Childhood Ear Infections

“Mama, my ear hurts!” – The Chiropractic Approach to Childhood Ear Infections

Often in my conversations on this subject, I come across the interchangeable use of the terms ‘common’ and ‘normal’. I want to make it clear that ear infections in children are fairly common these days. They are not normal.

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