It’s been a season of babies and birth, both in my practice and in my personal life. I’ve been witnessing many women step through the portal of birth and linger in the luminal space that follows. It’s an intense time that comes with many joys and often many challenges. Postpartum experiences are as varied as women themselves. All unique in their expression and form.Continue reading
Can acupuncture induce labor?
Imagine you are 40 weeks pregnant, give or take a few days and the text messages and phone calls start coming in: Have you had that baby yet? Are you still pregnant? When are you going to have that baby?
We are generally not patient with pregnant women in our culture. No pressure or anything, but why can’t you have this baby “on time?”Continue reading
Acupuncture during Pregnancy
I work with women at different life stages and transitions and recently I’m seeing more and more women seeking prenatal acupuncture care to support the time surrounding childbirth. I’m thrilled that more women are coming to understand the value that acupuncture can have during this transformational time.Continue reading
The Basics of The Fertility Awareness Method
In my last post, I touched on some of the reasons why women might want to start tracking their own fertility. Today I’ll cover some of the basics of FAM, but if you really want this to be your primary method of preventing conception then I highly recommend reading “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” by Toni Weschler. This book also has some great information in regards to potential fertility issues and common menstrual problems.Continue reading