One of the key items in my “birth doula bag” are essential oils. They have the power to transform a sterile, cold, hospital room into an inviting, relaxing, and cozy space. Last month I shared my favorite essential oils for pregnancy which I invite you to read through first if you’re new to essential oils. Use in labor is becoming more mainstream especially now that research shows there are benefits, specifically for pain relief. I’ve noticed that not only do essential oils assist the laboring mom, they also provide benefits to others in the birthing room. I cannot tell you how many times a doctor, nurse, or midwife has walked into the room, smelled the essential oils, and commented on the relaxing effects. I’ve personally witnessed stressed nurses relax in an instant upon inhaling the aromas diffusing in the room. It’s beautiful to see and proves to me that these powerful plant derivatives serve a great purpose in labor & delivery.Read More
Many of our clients want to know about and do ALL the things to help them prepare for birth. One of our biggest recommendations is chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Not only does it help with the pregnancy aches and pains that are so common, but it can make for an easier, more comfortable birth!
This month we sat down with Dr. Cecilia Betencourt, a Long Beach chiropractor that specializes in prenatal and family care. Cecilia is such a ray of sunshine and we’re so happy to know her. We’re confident that she will support you and your family in your wellness goals and that your lives will be all the better for it! We’re excited to share some of her wisdom and thoughts on the benefits of chiropractic care.Read More