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Heartburn Heartburn Up to 80% of pregnant women suffer from heartburn, a burning feeling in the chest and throat. Greater elasticity of the abdominal muscles can cause the valve at the entrance of the stomach to remain slightly open instead of closing slightly so that...
4th Trimester Postnatal...
1st Trimester CONGRATULATIONS on your recent pregnancy...
Breech Presentation In order for labour to start and to be efficient, the baby needs to be low and engaged and the cervix needs to become soft. Research has shown that cervical ripening treatments encourages your body to be open and ready for labour, that you will...
Cervical Ripening Acupuncture treatments preformed at week 37, 38, 39 and 40 weeks, have been studied and the research indicates that the baby becomes engaged in an anterior position, the cervix softens and dilates, and women go into labour within 4 days of their due...
Labour Induction If you find your self past your due date by 1 week and 2 days, your care provider will probably start a conversation about medical inductions. Medical inductions may be necessary but are not with out risk and potential complications. Acupuncture can...
Post Partum Depression During the course of a pregnancy you are constantly nurturing your baby with your love, energy (Qi) and nutrition. During the postpartum period you give anything you have left while breastfeeding, figuring out how the diapers work, and oogling over...
Nourishing Foods to Support Postpartum Recovery Your body is amazing, it supported a new life for nine months, and then overcame a physical task unlike any other, to give birth to your beautiful baby. Now, your body is producing milk and adjusting to new hormones, sleep deprivation, and new...
Embryonic Development Embryonic Development inner cell mass of the blastocyst begins to differentiate into three primary germ layers: ectoderm, endoderm, and...
Fertilization & Implantation Fertilization & Implantation the genetic material from a sperm cell (spermatozoon) and secondary oocyte merge into a single...
Menstruation Menstruation At the time the ovaries are formed in the fetus, there are approximately 6000000 primordial follicles, which decrease to about 600000 at birth, to 300000 at the first menstrual cycle, to about 10000 at the time of menopause...
Female Reproductive Anatomy Female Reproductive Anatomy Ovary: produce female eggs/ovum and female hormones (estrogen, progesterone...
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hCG The hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG), is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells that form the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall. hCG can...
The Development of the Baby Week by Week The Development of the Baby Week by Week The First TrimesterZygote DevelopmentOvualtion to 12 - 24 hours - single sperm penetrates the egg and a joining of gentic information occurs. A single cell is formed, call a zygote...
Doula 101 Doula 101 The profound mystery and spirituality of birth can never be understood with the mind, they are known through the heart. Thus, it is the Doula and her heart which ‘mother’ the mother when needed, allowing her to step outside of her...
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy and Labour Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy and Labour During...
Exercise and Fitness During Pregnancy Exercise and Fitness During Pregnancy If you are thinking about becoming pregnant you should have already started an exercise regime, or should be starting one now! Due to the many physical and hormonal changes that occur throughout the pregnancy it is not the time to initiate an...
Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in pregnancy Vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in pregnancy From the moment of conception, you and your baby need a well-balanced diet, including 13 essential vitamins, both the fat-soluble and water-soluble types. Here's a rundown on those important vitamins and their best dietary sources...
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Services during Pregnancy and Labour Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Services during Pregnancy and Labour Birth is an experience that can transform you. The majority of the time every single step in the creation of your baby proceeds perfectly. Blending the mother and father's genes, placental exchange of nutrients, hormonal responses that start labour...
Research Articles on Acupuncture and Pregnancy Research Articles on Acupuncture and Pregnancy Acupuncture for Labour (labor...
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