Congratulations! You're pregnant!
This section is an overview of the stages of pregnancy highlighting our philosophy of total wellness for you and your baby. We believe that every pregnancy is unique. We will help customize a program for optimal care during your pregnancy. This section is divided into pages concerning each trimester. There are also pages regarding two wonderful programs that we offer at our practice. You can access the pages via the drop -down menu above.
www.seewhatyouread.com: An interactive book series of pregnancy care throughout all 3 trimesters, labor support and techniques, nutrition and excercise, post partum care for both you and your baby. This is a series of short videos and printable forms for you to refernce and discuss with your healthcare provider.
Imagine a Mother (link to author)
( a poem by Patricia Lynn Reilly)
Imagine a mother who believes she belongs in the world.
A mother who celebrates her own life.
Who is glad to be alive.
Imagine a mother who celebrates the birth of her daughters. A mother who believes in the goodness of her daughters. Who nurtures their wisdom. Who cultivates their power.
Imagine a mother who celebrates the birth of her sons. A mother who believes in the goodness of her sons. Who nurtures their kindness. Who honors their tears.
Imagine a mother who turns toward herself with interest. A mother who acknowledges her own feelings and thoughts. Whose capacity to be available to her family deepens as she is available to herself.
Imagine a mother who is aware of her own needs and desires. A mother who meets them with tenderness and grace. Who enlists the support of respectful friends and chosen family.
Imagine a mother who lives in harmony with her heart. A mother who trusts her impulses to expand and contract. Who knows that everything changes in the fullness of time.
Imagine a mother who embodies her spirituality. A mother who honors her body as the sacred temple of the spirit of life. Who breathes deeply as a prayer of gratitude for life itself.
Imagine a mother who values the women in her life. A mother who finds comfort in the company of women. Who sets aside time to replenish her woman-spirit.
Imagine yourself as this mother.