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5 Tips for Helping Breech Babies Turn

5 Tips for Helping Breech Babies Turn

Statistics show that approximately 4% of babies end up in a breech position at full term. If this is you, it can be all-consuming and very discouraging, especially if you have your heart set on a vaginal delivery. Know that there is still hope that your babe can get into the head down (vertex) position.  

 

Your doctor or midwife may recommend an ECV (external cephalic version) to turn the baby manually. You can use these techniques in preparation to make the ECV go more smoothly- or ideally, these techniques will help you to avoid needing the ECV at all.

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The One Resolution I Plan to Keep

The One Resolution I Plan to Keep

If you could keep one New Year’s resolution what would it be? For me the choice was simple. I resolved to drastically change what and how I eat. 

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How Chiropractic Care Made My Pregnancy More Comfortable

How Chiropractic Care Made My Pregnancy More Comfortable

During my pregnancy, the first two trimesters passed without any discomfort beyond the occasional calf cramp and bout of heartburn. As I entered the third trimester, however, I found that the aches and pains of pregnancy started to rear their ugly heads. Despite being tired, I no longer looked forward to bedtime, because that was when the restless legs and hip pain started. As I would sink into my lavender-laced pillow each night, the familiar dance of switching sides to find short-lived comfort began. When using the Snoogle® pillow failed to alleviate my hip discomfort and upper back pain, I realized I had to seek professional help beyond massage. At 34 weeks pregnant, I booked an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Wise and waited anxiously, hoping for some relief.  

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Is My Child's Speech Delayed?

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“When should my child say his/her first words?”
 
“Is this typical for his/her age?” 
 
These are common questions Speech-Language Pathologists receive from parents of young children. You can use the list of communication skills by age below as a reference for your child's speaking abilities. A referral to a Speech-Language Pathologist is recommended if any of the milestones are not being met.
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Food Sensitivity or Food Allergy?

Food Sensitivity or Food Allergy?

Have you ever wondered if what your child is eating could be having a negative impact on their health? Unfortunately, this is more common than most people think.  

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