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Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on September 8, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours—how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along?

 

There’s no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization. But it can be done—and yes, it can even be fun!

 

 


Planning the trip

 

In the hustle that precedes a trip, it can be easy to let things ...

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Express Delivery

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on August 17, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Not every labor is a marathon; some take only a few hours. But are these so-called precipitous births really abnormal, or are they more common than we think?

 

Soon after I began assembling a bed frame, which I thought would be a good labor project, my contractions started. I was excited, and decided to time them. The clock showed 1:22 p.m. After having two waves about five minutes apart, I shared the news with Gus, my husband, so we coulad give our midwives an e...

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On Language Development Imagination Is More Important than Knowledge

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on August 3, 2015 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

From the seventh month in utero, before a child is born, every word the mother says brings about a muscular response in the infant. A word is just a vibration of sound, and each vibration is called a phoneme. From the very beginning, there is this intimate connection between body, body movement, the brain and the formation of word structures. By the time the child is born in the world, this muscular response is myelinated—locked in as a permanent pattern.

 

For the firs...

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Understanding and Applying the Intelligence of Play

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 27, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Nurture the soil, and the seed grows fully with little attention. Neglect the soil, and the seed’s development is compromised at every step.

 

Children are seeds. We are the soil, but we are often blind to our own lack of mentored development. In our semi-blind state we do unto others what was done, or more often, not done to us—repeating the cycle, generation after generation.

 

We are at a tipping point—personally, culturally and globally....

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Why Wear Your Baby?

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 20, 2015 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

More and more frequently, parents can be seen with their babies tucked snugly into cloth carriers of various types in malls, on the street, and in the home. This mode of baby travel is steadily gaining popularity and for good reason: soft carriers have proven to be a simple, practical way to incorporate baby care into busy lifestyles.

 

Although baby wearing is an old concept, researchers in the past fifty years have confirmed the wisdom of this timeless practice. Studies hav...

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Baby Wearing - Suggestions for Carrying Your Baby: A Chiropractic Perspective

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 13, 2015 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

There has been much interest in the media about carrying our babies. Outside of the variety of car seats (being awkwardly used to carry the baby) and the traditional stroller, many parents are now opting to “wear” their babies.

 

Numerous baby carriers are now available to choose from. In general, parents are looking for greater insight in choosing the methods of carrying their infants. Here is some insight from the chiropractic perspective.

 

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Cradles of Life

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 7, 2015 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Since the beginning of time indigenous cultures have worn their babies. The cradle appears to have originated as a part of the culture of the early Mesolithic hunters in Asia. Early Pleistocene migrations probably brought the cradle to North America since the cradle is linked predominately to nomadic hunting and gathering cultures. Contrasted to the variety of modern furnishings used in the United States today to carry and transport infants, the North American Indian cradle is an example of a...

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Essential Ingredients for a Natural Birth

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

In addition to regularly visiting your chiropractor during your pregnancy, consider these nine holistic paths to strengthen your mind, body and spirit for your upcoming birth.

 

 

Homeopathy

 

Homeopathy is a gentle system of care that has been around for hundreds of years. Because there are no side effects, nor is there any risk of addiction or toxicity, homeopathy is safe for pregnant women and babies. Homeopathy is rooted in the belief that the ...

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Healing Birth: The Second Time Around

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on January 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

How do you heal from a traumatic birth experience? How do you put it behind you and find the inner strength not only to move on, but to decide to do it all again? Could I, and should I, risk another traumatic birth? I asked myself these questions so many times. After watching the moms at the mall with their new babies and toddlers running around, mommyhood the second time around seemed like the most wonderful next step to take in my life. I pushed my memories of my son’s di...

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food cravings

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on November 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

About the Author:

 

Dr. Huber NMD, is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and Primary Care Physician currently practicing in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Huber focuses on herbal medicine, nutrition, intravenous therapies, environmental medicine and acupuncture. She received her Naturopathic Medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.


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Bottle bubs on fat track

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on October 22, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Are Your Kids Safe?

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on August 18, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Most people are surprised to find out that the first stress placed on a child’s neck and back is during the birthing process. An estimated 60-90 lbs. of force is used on an infant’s neck during “normal” delivery. Do you think this could cause damage to your child’s spine and nervous system? Fact: The nervous system controls every cell and organ (heart, lungs, brain, stomach) in your body. Equally surprising is the fact that 26% of children surveyed at school repo...

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Healing Our Children with Attentional, Emotional, and Learning Challenges

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on August 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

There is an epidemic in our society. More and more children are being assigned more and more labels. These labels include attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receptive and/or expressive language disorders, learning disabilities that include visual and/or auditory processing disorders, and the autistic spectrum disorders like pervasive developmental delay (PDD), Aspergers Syndrome, and autism, to name only a few. What is happening to ...

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Could Your Baby Be Suffering from Food Allergy or Intolerance?

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on July 7, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

A diagnosis of GER (gastroesophageal reflux), whether technically correct or not, says little about the underlying cause of a baby’s distress, and treatment with GER medications seldom provides notable resolution for such symptoms. Frequently, chronically unhappy babies are reacting to foods in their breastfeeding mother’s diet, or in their diet through formula or solid foods. Strict, selective food avoidance usually brings relief.

 

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Eating in Labor: Trusting the Mother???s Gut Instinct

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on July 7, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The wheels of progress seem to turn excruciatingly slowly over at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The organization has just come out with official policy that reverses its position on withholding beverages from birthing women. The lightbulb has finally come on: Nothing is helped by completely starving a woman and her unborn baby.

 

Midwives needn’t worry that this will send homebirthers rushing into the hospital for their bir...

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The Mean-ing of Life

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on May 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Not only is it unlikely your kids are “average,” it’s downright impossible.

 

When I was a kid, mothers raised their children according to a famous book by Dr. Benjamin Spock called The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. The book described in detail the various stages of growth, and what mothers should expect of their children during each stage. Despite a recommendation to treat each child as an individual, most mothers used the book to m...

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Rock A Bye Baby

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on May 7, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The Time Life documentary "Rock A Bye Baby" describes the influence of different practices in infant treatment and child rearing on emotional development, both in humans and in monkeys.

In the beginning, it is noted that the contact of the child to the mother represents the first socio-emotional interaction the child experiences and lays the fundamentals for its later behaviors. We learn that social animals isolated from their mothers and receiving no nurturing physical aff...

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Fifty Good Reasons to Breast Feed

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on May 1, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

  1. It enhances the deep emotional relationship between mother and baby.
  2. Produces a psychological benefit for the mother, father, baby and family.
  3. Diminishes Sudden Infant Death syndrome (SIDS).
  4. Produces better social and emotional development of the baby.
  5. Produces a better psychomotor development.Allows better growth.
  6. Helps faster recovery from illnesses.
  7. Prevents malnutrition.
  8. Diminishes risk of dying.
  9. Satisfies t...
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Colic and Chiropractic

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on May 1, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We had an overwhelming response from pathways readers and friends writing about their experiences with colic. Many parents expressed frustration with the numerous ineffective approaches to colic, drug side effects, and the advice to stop nursing. The following is just a sampling of the comments we received from parents expressing their enthusiasm for the benefits of their children’s chiropractic care.

 

Every Parent Should Know This!

Our third child was the...

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Co-sleeping as Nighttime Bonding

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on May 1, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Judging by my e-mail inbox and the conversations I share with parents and health professionals, infant sleep has become a veritable industry. An industry, it seems, that is driven by fear—particularly the fear that if we dare to respond to little night howls with too many cuddles (or, heaven forbid, cuddles in parental beds), our babies may never learn to sleep alone.

When my own babies were small, neither social ideology nor wakeful babies caused me a lack of sleep;...

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