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Chiropractic care during pregnancy

Chiropractic care during pregnancy

Pregnant women receive a lot of great benefits from chiropractic care.  Women who receive regular chiropractic care are taking care of their nervous system. A better nervous system helps the body be better prepared to handle childbirth.  When the nervous system is working optimally, the whole body works better.  During pregnancy, women’s body’s go through a series of physical and hormonal changes.  It is important to take care of the body with regular chiropractic care.

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Exercises For A Fit Pregnancy - 5 Top Favorites

Exercises For A Fit Pregnancy - 5 Top Favorites

Daily cardio is important for maintaining a healthy pregnancy: Walking, stationary bike, swimming, elliptical, hiking, cardio classes, yoga, and Pilates are all great options as long as heart rate is regulated (ideally staying within 150 beats/min) and the instructors are well versed in prenatal precautions. It’s also highly beneficial to include strength training into a pregnancy routine. Advantages include pain prevention, improved activity endurance, efficient and productive child labor and easier return to pre-baby body. 

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Dr. McCarter's Spotlight on: Preconception Planning

Family planning encompasses a broad array of topics ranging from contraception to fertility enhancement. For those wanting to having children, the start of a conversation with their healthcare provider regarding family planning begins with when, either at what age or stage in a relationship a person or couple would like to start a family and the next thought is generally how many children the person or couple would like to have. From there, I generally steer the conversation toward the importance of preconception planning. Much like starting a garden and how critical it is to make sure that the soil is well prepared to support the growth of whatever is planted, this is also true for our bodies when it comes to having children.

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Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Treatment

Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Treatment

Some of my favorite experiences as a massage therapist are with pregnant patients. From the moment they tell me that they are expecting new life up until they deliver is just incredible. I consider it an honor being one of the lucky few who get to witness the transformation (especially if it’s from the first trimester).  As many can imagine, the human body is capable of tremendous things and during pregnancy is no different. 

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How Can I Keep My Joints Healthy?

How Can I Keep My Joints Healthy?

Joints are made up of two bones that join together allowing portions of the body to move in specific directions.  There are many different types of joints that are classified by their structure as well as how the move.  Joints are important as the allow motion and provide support to the body.  As we age, it is important to keep them healthy and preserve their integrity. 

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Chiropractic and pregnancy

Chiropractic and pregnancy

Pregnancy puts quite the strain on a woman’s body. Pelvic changes, postural adaptations, and an increased curve in the low back due to an enlarged abdomen are just a few examples of stress and changes the newly formed body have to endure. Chiropractic has been proven safe and effective in helping to eliminate potential problems caused by these changes. 

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Recovering from pregnancy

Recovering from pregnancy

You got through the pregnancy and delivery, can hold your little bundle of joy, and now are faced with the reality that your body is not the same as it used to be. This is the realization of moms everywhere. This blog will be about how to get your body back in shape after nature has made changes that you may not be so happy with.

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