Archive for April, 2010
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on April 14, 2010
“We did it! A beautiful baby girl. Labor and delivery was the hardest thing ever. I had such a great pregnancy I should have known there would be a catch. I just wonder how much worse things would have been without my prenatal care of chiropractic, massage and acupuncture. After over 20 hours of labor I only dilated to 7 cm and the pain was horrific, not to mention how exhausted I was. I had been in the labor tub (my savior) up to this point. I was a prune, but whenever I got out of the tub the pain was worse. I struggled with the decision to get an epidural. I so badly did not want one. The anesthesiologist and I compromised. I was given a “walking epidural”. It’s not a well known method and when I asked for it she hesitated, but did it. So I didn’t lose all feeling, I was able to move around, change positions and still feel what was going on. Once it was administered I actually progressed to 9 cm almost immediately. I needed the meds to relax and get some rest because I had over 8 more hours of labor. The doctors and nurses at MoBap were great, but hands down my husband Paul was the best. We made a good team and I was very happy to have that experience with him. We feel complete and our house is now a home. My four legged babies have adjusted perfectly. Even Zoe, my Rottweiler, is behaving very well and has been more calm than I thought possible. Thank you for all of your messages and well wishes. ”
Mia Anne was born Sunday April 11th at 4:30a.m. She was 6 pounds 9 ounces and 21 inches long. (Pictures coming soon)
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on April 9, 2010
The days are getting longer, the nights are getting warmer, spring is just about here and summer isn’t far behind. Here are some Chiropersonal suggestions for the season:
Get outside and enjoy the sunshine! It is important to get at least 15 minutes of sunshine every day, directly on the scalp (i.e., no hats), for the proper function of the pineal gland and your endocrine system. The pineal gland regulates your body’s “time clock” and sleeping/waking cycles. This is especially important for folks who experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The sun is also a great source of vitamin D. So toss that hat in the air and let the sunshine in!
Drink a minimum of 10-12 glasses of water a day. Water is needed for every bodily process. Feeling a little tired, even though you shouldn’t be? Try a big glass of water and gulp it down – you’ll be surprised how it makes you feel.
While doing your spring cleaning, be sure to lift properly. Use your legs, not your back! If you have back trouble, do your cleaning in stages and take frequent breaks. If there are large items to be moved, get help so you aren’t lifting heavy things by yourself.
If you enjoy outdoor exercise, walk, jog or run on grass and natural surfaces (except for hard-packed earth), or head down to the High School running track, which is constructed to provide rebound for your foot-strike. Walking or running on concrete, asphalt, pavement, or hard-packed earth causes repetitive impact to your feet, legs and body, which can cause problems over time. And don’t forget to stretch!
Clean out your home ventilation systems, and change your vent filters regularly. Doing this can vastly decrease sniffs, sneezes, coughs, stuffy dosez (“noses”, except it has a cold , and even asthma symptoms.
Turn your mattress once a month (but remember to lift safely). If your mattress is over eight years old, it’s time to get a new one. Your body and its muscles need proper support at night to properly relax and so you can get proper sleep.
If you’re a gardener, use good posture and keep the stress off your back. Use knee pads when working in the garden, use a garden stool to sit on, and position your window boxes before you fill them. Gardening is activity so it’s important to stretch!
Posted in: Blog by chirocare on April 6, 2010
“NOTHING IS HAPPENING YET . I’m no further than I was last Monday as far as progress. The baby’s heart rate and amniotic fluid are good and my blood pressure and health is good so it’s just a waiting game at this point. So in order to help things out on Friday I went to the City Museum and climbed up and down 10 flights of stairs with my niece and her friend, went down slides, walked through the caves. After that I ran errands and ended the day at an arcade where I played Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero. DDR is not easy, by the way, when you can’t see your feet and holding a guitar over my big belly is a little awkward but we had fun. Sat. I walked a couple of miles after I did a weight lifting class and Sunday I walked 4 miles. I’m trying and no matter what my swollen feet and ankles say I’ll keep trying.” -Dr. Gina 4/5/2010