Pediatric

What Are Retained Primitive Reflexes?

What Are Retained Primitive Reflexes?

Babies are born with instinctive primitive reflexes to help them survive and thrive in their new world outside the womb. The sucking, rooting, grasping, Babinski’s, etc. are all primitive reflexes that are checked throughout their first year of life. But did you know that these reflexes are supposed to go away by 12 months of age? When they’re retained, it can cause other issues in your child like poor coordination and balance, clumsiness, over activity or over sensitivity, poor handwriting and reading, difficulty learning, difficulty differentiating left and right and the list continues.

Pregnancy Series Tip #1: Rethinking Hydration

Pregnancy Series Tip #1: Rethinking Hydration

Congratulations! You’re pregnant and whether it’s your first or 7th every pregnancy is new and exciting! There are so many things to consider from picking an OB-GYN or Midwife, hospital or home birth, what birth classes to take, cord clamping no cord clamping, the list goes on and on. To narrow it down, I'm going to share my top 5 tips for a happy and healthy pregnancy through a series of blogs in the next few weeks. The first one starting with water, water, water!

Being A #ChiroMom: Part 1

Being A #ChiroMom: Part 1

Being a #ChiroMom is the most rewarding experience, thing, privilege, life skill, all of the above. I love that being a chiropractor and mom allows me to have the knowledge to take care of my family with natural alternative methods when needed! This is going to be a 4 part blog series answering the most common questions I get about being a #ChiroMom. Basically what I do for Evie's health. Read on to learn more about how I take care of my family when we are under the weather! And yes...we do get sick.