Written by: Dr. Aliya Visram, Chiropractor at Yoga Mamas
Whether this is your first or your fourth pregnancy, it is important that you take time to appreciate and take care of the changes your body is going through while it prepares for the baby. The chiropractors at Yoga Mamas are specially trained in women's health and in particular, prenatal and postnatal care.
Here's why you should see a Chiropractic Care Doctor:
1. Aligning the pelvis and lumbar spine allows for optimal baby positioning and growth.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is not only beneficial to Mamas, but also helps with the positioning and growth of the baby.
2. Shorter labour and delivery times after pelvis and spine are in correct alignment.
By making the proper adjustments, those who have undergone Chiropractic care during their pregnancy have experienced shorter labour and delivery times.
3. Increases the ease in which the body adapts to the natural changes related to pregnancy.
Beyond back and pelvic pain, Chiropractic care assesses the entire body as a whole and creates alignment throughout the body to help ease the transition to pregnancy.
4. Reported greater ease and comfort during birthing, reduced need for pain relief medication and medical intervention (forceps, vacuum) during childbirth.
Chiropractic care helps to maintain spinal and pelvic alignment which may help to reduce labour and delivery times as well as decrease the need for medical interventions.
5. It helps to alleviate back and pelvic discomfort and pain.
These spots can become particularly tender during pregnancy. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve areas of discomfort.
February is national Psychology Month and we are taking some time this month to explore how counselling can play a part in helping our community navigate the hills towards motherhood and create happier lives. We have created a few special workshops dedicated specifically to this and invite you to join us as we turn inward and focus a bit more on self discovery and self care.
FREE FACEBOOK LIVE
FRI FEB 1ST 10:30AM
Taking A Look At Fertility, Prenatal and Postnatal Counselling at Yoga Mamas
Join us as we go live with Yoga Mamas’ founder Jamie Kalynuik and our in-studio counsellor and psychotherapist, Danielle Hulan - to celebrate Psychology Month. Jamie and Danielle will talk about how the community has responded to the addition of counselling services at Yoga Mamas.
Danielle will share some of the reasons mamas and mamas-to-be are showing up in the counselling room, as well as some of the benefits that people on their fertility, pre or postnatal journey can experience.
FREE POSTPARTUM TEA: EXPLORING
EMOTIONS SURROUNDING MOTHERHOOD
FRI FEB 15TH 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Join us for tea and guided conversation about motherhood with Danielle Hulan (MSW, RSW).
This event is for you if you are experiencing some or all of the following:
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FREE PRENATAL TEA: EXPLORING
EMOTIONS SURROUNDING YOUR PREGNANCY
SAT FEB 23RD 11:15AM - 12:15PM
Come join us for tea and guided conversation with Danielle Hulan (MSW, RSW) on how mamas-to-be can move through the emotional and mental hills of pregnancy.
This event is open to all mamas-to-be looking to understand more about the following:
Learn, share and connect with mamas-to-be like you as you acknowledge some of the complicated, pleasant, or sometimes unpleasant emotions that can surface in pregnancy. This workshop will allow you to explore the full emotional and physical experience of pregnancy (the one that may not be always be captured in media).
Invite newness and clarity into the change of season with a night of guided meditation and soothing sounds of crystal bowl vibrations. Immerse yourself in the freshness of spring with every inhale as you set a loving intention for the upcoming season.
Experience a night just for you in a relaxing and cozy environment where you will be guided to set a loving intention that you can bring off the mat long after class is over. Each participant will walk away with an intention crystal.
This beautiful night is led by Sound Therapist and Healer Megan Marie Gates.
Not sure what a Sound Bath is?
Sound Baths are intuitive vibrational journeys that allow participants to lay back, relax and become immersed in soothing sounds from crystal bowls. They are meditative experiences that can provide deep relaxation, stress release and are powerful experiences for our bodies, minds and hearts. For more information on Megan and what you can expect, check out her website meganmariegates.com
Submitted by you, Yoga Mamas' Community
Ahhh baby names ♡ Thousands and thousands to choose from and so many places to draw inspiration from as well.
When we heard that Jamie (our founder) was going to have a babe of her own, we couldn't help but wonder what she'd name her little one. Which got us thinking about you, our community and your little bundles of joy. We thought we'd put together a little survey showing us the top baby names of 2018 from mamas in our studio.
Can you help us?
If you had a baby in 2018, what did you name them? Share your baby's name in the form below.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet."