PREGNANCY & POST-PARTUM CARE
Dr. Heather has pursued specialized post-graduate study in Chiropractic and craniosacral for pregnancy, birth and post-partum. She is Webster Technique certified and with three children of her own, she is very familiar with pregnancy and birth. With pregnant mamas, she mixes gentle chiropractic, muscle massage work, and craniosacral work with home exercises and lifestyle recommendations. With infants she use craniosacral work almost exclusively. The birthing process is traumatic for a baby’s little body and she believes that all newborns can greatly benefit from treatment early in life as this is the time we have the potential to eliminate restrictions that may possibly negatively influence the rest of their lives. She especially recommends treatment for babies who cannot latch well to nurse/take a bottle, have colic, gastro-intestinal problems, head flattening, or always lay their heads to one side, etc.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dr. Heather's Nutritional Support for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum (supplements, etc)
Webster Technique- a chiropractic technique for pregnancy
Postpartum Support International- An awesome organization set up to help postpartum moms struggling with mood issues.. They even have a toll-free 1-800 number for mom's to call if they need help.
Watch entire exercise video with Dr. Heather and pilates instructor Wendi August called Core Essentials: Exercises for Posture, Balance and Strength