Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care can assist both mother and child throughout pregnancy, birth, and postnatal recovery. Dr. Stacey has been trained though the The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in Webster Technique, a specific chiropractic method of supporting and preparing the mother's body in anticipation of the birth of her child. Sacral and pelvic joint dysfunction can make both pregnancy and labor more challenging by straining muscles and ligaments, decreasing uterine functioning, and affecting the intensity and frequency of contraction patterns. Adjusting the...

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Winter Baby Wearing

Babywearing is great for both parent and child. If you  are new to babywearing, I'd suggest having a look at my Top 5 Babywearing Takeaways post from earlier this year. Now that it is November, I'm seeing parents have concerns about how to comfortably babywear with the cold or rainy weather that has set in. Some solutions that I have come across are: Use fitted sheet clips to secure your coat around your baby. Some maternity coats that you used...

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Family Friday – Children’s Appointments

Starting October 1st, 2017,  Dr. Anne Stacey is allocating Fridays from 3:00-5:00 pm for what we are calling "Family Fridays."  These child-only appointments will be available for both prebooked and drop-in appointments within a kid friendly environment. This appointment block is designed to support families by: offering convenient after-school hours providing treatments after a busy week at daycare or school to "reset" children's nervous systems for the weekend, allowing them to better rest and recharge utilizing both treatment rooms, for...

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A New Mom, a New Identity

As we continue our mother's day promotion until the end of May, we wanted to shed some light on some important mental health components of motherhood. This article, titled "The Birth of a Mother" written by Dr. Alexandra Sacks, looks at the significant shifts in identity that new mothers experience.  This article summarizes that main points of what psychiatrist Daniel Stern identifies as "matrescence," which is what some anthropologists call this "shift into being a mother." The main shifts include: Changing...

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Pelvic Floor & Core Strengthening Workshop

An in-clinic workshop provided by Kristy Ware from Strength and Soul Wellness Friday June 9, 2017 - 2:30 - 4pm Friday July 14, 2017 - 2:30 - 4pm Do you pee when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise? Do you suffer from low back or pelvic pain? Do you have pain during intercourse? Are you eager to get your pre-baby body back? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then please join Kristy Ware with us at Eastpoint Natural...

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Top 5 Babywearing Take-Aways

Early in April, I attended a course with the Center for Babywearing Studies, the first step in becoming a Certified Babywearing Consultant. It was a thought provoking and wonderful experience that was led by this organization's President and Founder, Joanna McNeilly. Coming from New York, Joanna shared her experiences working with family from diverse backgrounds, family composition, and income levels- each with the same goal of providing education about how caregivers can provide affordable, practical, ergonomic, and nurturing ways to care for...

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After the baby arrives… Post partum chiropractic care

(based on Vancouver Mom post, March 11, 2011)   Life after birth The birth and delivery process is life-changing for both the mother and the baby. The birth process, even straight-forward vaginal births, can be stressful, exhausting and on occasion, traumatic for both the new mama and her baby.  The process of labour is exactly that... labour.  And like any other physical activity, it can place great stress and strain on the muscles and joints of the mother's already over-taxed...

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Student Rate Changes

As of July 1st, we will no longer be a part of the Student Network. We know that we see many students in our office, and not all are covered by the Student Network (ihaveaplan.net). We want to provide the same courtesy discounted rate to all student.  As a result, we will be changing our rates and policies regarding students to cover ALL the students we see. If an individual is a full time (3+ classes) student at Emily Carr,...

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Family Hour

Starting July 1st, 2014, we will be offering a new type of appointment for the growing families we often see in our office. If you book a "Family Hour" appointment, you and your family will have an entire hour with Dr. Stacey. This appointment would provide care for up to 2 adults (full body adjustment & ART in one area), and 2 children.  The fee for this visit would be $110 in total, which is 20% off the regular price...

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