How to Write a Birth Plan

30 Oct
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How to write a birth plan Some couples get stumped when trying to figure out how to write down their birth preferences or birth plan. They just don’t know where to start! This is a great exercise for mom’s to picture what they ideally during labour. It is also helpful for their birth partners and OBs or midwives to look over during the latter stages of pregnancy and to review at their birth place. Here is a great link to get mom’s started on their birth plans: http://blog.pathwaystofamilywellness.org/pathways/how-to-write-a-birth-plan-that-actually-works/#sthash.fA46gGiM.i24NZYnF.dpbs It’s from one of my favourite magazines, pathways to family wellness. Here at Erin Mills Optimum Health, we have birth doulas who are also Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Tiffany Wyse is one of our Naturopathic Doulas. She has…

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22 Oct
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Acupuncture Mississauga

Acupuncture in Mississauga “Stick me with Needles!” The concept of acupuncture is based on the concept of yin and yang and energy moving through channels called meridians.  When energy or “qi” is not moving freely through these meridians, vitality may be weakened or blocked. This can manifest in many ways; infertility, difficult or stalled labour and postpartum depression for example. The strategies used to ‘unblock’ these channels are to needle, add pressure or use moxibustion over specific points on the body. Once the technique is administered, it allows the body to overcome the blockage and i.e. enhance fertility, quicken and improve contractions in stalled labour and…

Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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16 Oct
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Naturopathic Doctor Spotlight – Dr. Ashley...

Naturopathic Doctor Spotlight – Dr. Ashley Chauvin – Naturopathic Doctor in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health We asked our Naturopathic Doctors in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health to give me their favourite meal/recipe, favourite treatment modality and to give us ‘a day in the life’ of themselves! Enjoy…

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9 Oct
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Naturopathic Doctor Spotlight – Dr. Aisling...

Naturopathic Doctor Spotlight – Dr. Aisling Lanigan – Naturopathic Doctor in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health We asked our Naturopathic Doctors in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health to give me their favourite meal/recipe, favourite treatment modality and to give us ‘a day in the life’ of themselves! Enjoy…

Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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2 Oct
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Naturopathic Doctor Spotlight – Dr. Kirsten Almon

Naturopathic Doctor Spotlight at Erin Mills Optimum Health in Mississauga Our first spotlight is on Dr. Kirsten Almon.  Below she shares her favourite recipes, her favourite modality, and what a day in her life is like!  Enjoy! My Favourite Recipe:   CARROT GINGER SOUP 1 small sweet potato, coarsely chopped 5 organic carrots, washed and coarsely chopped ½” slice of ginger 5 garlic cloves 1 small onion, coarsely chopped ¼ cup olive oil 2 cups of chicken bone broth, and 2 cups of water Salt and pepper to taste.   Warm olive oil in a soup pot on medium. Add onions, garlic and ginger. Let…

Kirsten Almon

Dr. Kirsten Almon has a Naturopathic Family Practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health with special interest and training in fertility (helping couples conceive naturally as well as improving outcomes for couples using assisted reproductive technology), pregnancy, birth, postpartum and pediatric care. She loves seeing children for “naturopathic well child visits” and consults on common issues such as food introduction, how to avoid colds, flus and ear infections.  Dr. Almon is the co-author and instructor of a Doula course specifically designed for Naturopathic Doctors and teaches across Canada.

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