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Rooted in Wellness

Rooted in Wellness is a blog for expecting and new parents with honest answers, advice, stories, and articles around growing your family.

New Family

What to do about sore and painful nipples while breastfeeding

As you stare into the eyes of your newborn for the first time, it can take your breath away. Their tiny feet, their facial expressions and their cry all fascinate you. It won’t take long for them to realize that their tiny tummy is making them feel uncomfortable and your job is to make sure that this need is met over and over again. They will tell you in all sorts of ways like crying, routing around on anyone's chest or licking their lips that it's time to fill their tummy.

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What You Should Know About Prenatal Vitamins.

This blog explains how optimal nutrient intake during this time period is critical to avoid deficiencies that can impact the long-term health of both mother and baby and why you may need more than just a prenatal supplement.

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Debunking 5 Chiropractic Myths

Chiropractic care has been around for over a hundred and twenty years and helps many people all over the world with pain and body function. If you haven’t seen a chiropractor before, you may not fully grasp the breadth of this modality and the many benefits of chiropractic care. There are many unknowns and even myths surrounding this type of care. Below we debunk a few myths that are common so that you can better understand the advantages and scope of services that our chiropractors offer.

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Pregnancy

Prenatal massage, is it right for you?

Pregnancy can come with a mix of emotions from excitement to fear and anticipation of what the next few months will bring. Growing a baby (or babies!) can also bring with it body pain, muscle aches and even swelling which can impact movement, sleep and your day to day activities. Do you know about the benefits of prenatal massage? Not only will it help you relax before your baby arrives, it can also help get you some relief from swollen joints and aching muscles. Prenatal massage provided by a registered massage therapist (RMT) is customized based on your health history, if there are pregnancy complications and for the trimester of your pregnancy. Taking an individualized approach will help ensure both the comfort and safety of the pregnant person and growing baby. 

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New Family

What is Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural and holistic non-invasive therapeutic method based on the principles that our reflexes map to other parts, glands and organs of our body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes found on your feet, hands, ears or face, reflexology can enhance relaxation, improve your circulation, encourage lymphatic action and reduce pain. The aim of reflexology is to bring the body back into a state of balance. Reflexology can help by allowing energy to flow smoothly, supporting or accelerating the recovery from stress, pain, surgery or injuries.

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New Family

Navigating the Realities of Newborn Sleep

There is no bigger transition in our lives than having a baby. Adjusting to the needs of a new little human can bring its challenges and learning curve. As a Postpartum Doula for the past 10 years, most of the families I have worked with end up needing some type of support around sleep. Not only are new parents navigating their baby’s changing sleep and feeding patterns, they are also figuring out their new normal and how they as parents can get the amount of sleep they need to function. 

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New Family

What to do about sore and painful nipples while breastfeeding

As you stare into the eyes of your newborn for the first time, it can take your breath away. Their tiny feet, their facial expressions and their cry all fascinate you. It won’t take long for them to realize that their tiny tummy is making them feel uncomfortable and your job is to make sure that this need is met over and over again. They will tell you in all sorts of ways like crying, routing around on anyone's chest or licking their lips that it's time to fill their tummy.

read more
New Family

What is Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural and holistic non-invasive therapeutic method based on the principles that our reflexes map to other parts, glands and organs of our body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes found on your feet, hands, ears or face, reflexology can enhance relaxation, improve your circulation, encourage lymphatic action and reduce pain. The aim of reflexology is to bring the body back into a state of balance. Reflexology can help by allowing energy to flow smoothly, supporting or accelerating the recovery from stress, pain, surgery or injuries.

read more
New Family

Navigating the Realities of Newborn Sleep

There is no bigger transition in our lives than having a baby. Adjusting to the needs of a new little human can bring its challenges and learning curve. As a Postpartum Doula for the past 10 years, most of the families I have worked with end up needing some type of support around sleep. Not only are new parents navigating their baby’s changing sleep and feeding patterns, they are also figuring out their new normal and how they as parents can get the amount of sleep they need to function. 

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New Family

Postpartum Recovery Tips: For Your Body and Mind

Your body has just done one of the most remarkable things it will ever do: grow another human being! After 9 months of waiting, you were probably excited to finally be home with your new baby. While much of your focus and energy during these early weeks and months are on your baby, remember that you also need to take care of yourself, too. Generally, most birth givers are cleared for sex and exercises by their doctor or midwife at the 6-week postpartum check-up appointment. Yet, a body that grows another human for 9 months can take much longer to heal and is in many ways forever changed not just physically but emotionally too.

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New Family

Craniosacral therapy for babies and children

We see a lot of babies and children here at Rooted Family Wellness Centre for a variety of reasons. One of the more common reasons is to see our Osteopathic Manual Therapists and Registered Massage Therapists who utilize a range of techniques including stretching, massage and other gentle techniques such as craniosacral therapy. Cranial techniques are safe, gentle and are very effective when treating young children and newborn infants.

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New Family

Cesarean Section Scar Release Therapy

Rooted Family Wellness Centre is the only clinic in the Ottawa area that offers Microcurrent Point Stimulation Cesarean Scar Release Therapy! This therapy is provided by our registered healthcare practitioners which may be eligible for coverage under your extended healthcare benefits.

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