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Tomorrow at the CDH Center for Midwifery Care

Free class tomorrow evening for those families moving towards birth: It’s Not Just Another Day: Prepare Yourself for Labor & Postpartum with Amy Mager, MS, LicAc This Wednesday, March 25th 6:00-7:30pm Free and Open to All Please RSVP to Amy: 413.222.8616 or email hidden; JavaScript is required The scene is set: You are pregnant and […]

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Acupuncture as a promising intervention in patients with chronic anxiety

This study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25595195/ Concludes that “Acupuncture is a promising intervention for patients with chronic anxiety that has proven resistant to other forms of treatment”. I’m hoping it will be considered a go to treatment. If it helps when nothing else does, why not try it first or along with other treatments? Randomised controlled trial on the […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Refer for Acupuncture during the Post-Partum period

Top 10 Reasons to Refer for Acupuncture during the Post-Partum period: 1. Nursing challenges: lack of milk, let-down difficulties, mastitis Colicky/fussy baby 2. Anemia and or tiredness, lack of energy. 3. Urinary incontinence/stress incontinence/dribbling urine 4. Lingering pain in the perineum, pelvic floor, hip or site of surgery Post-partum hypertension 5. PPD: Post-partum depression/anxiety/mood disorders […]

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy in Winter

10 Ways to Stay Healthy in Winter Baby it’s cold outside! 10 ways to stay warm and healthy in the winter chill. 1. Drink water. Really? Yes! It’s dry out, it’s dry inside from heat. Drink room temperature water or your favorite tea. Any digestive issues? Hot water with lemon is an ally. 2. Wear […]

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Making a Mama – Fill your Tank

Trust Your Mama-O-Meter (AEM) Making a Mama- Fill your Tank When making a person, or mothering a person, fill your tank. No car runs on empty, and most run best when we haven’t hit the bottom of the tank. What do you do for yourself EVERY day so that when you are GIVING 100% (we […]

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Amy’s Top 10 Postpartum Supports

Trust Your Mama-O-Meter (AEM) Amy’s Top 10 Postpartum Supports 1. Trust your Mama-ometer! You are THIS precious one’s mama. Others may know their baby best and you will know yours. 2. Connect with experienced moms who share your values. There are many world views around child rearing. Have women in your circle who hold up […]

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