Postpartum Pain Syndrome

Ladies, let’s take a few minutes to talk about pain. There is enough emphasis about the pain experienced during labour, but I want to focus specifically on the aches and pains that women feel after giving birth to their little bundle. While many women expect there will be some ups and downs during the first […]

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Dr Shayna’s Ponderings on Wellness

There is a lot of talk these days about wellness. Wellness is everywhere, and with it, the image of what it should look like. Picture a TV commercial featuring a fit young woman running through a field with an organic granola bar, wearing Lululemon and a Fitbit. There is no end to the number of […]

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Lessons Listened or Learned?

Last week I was chatting with a mom about her 10 year old daughter. She was telling me about how her daughter had recently started complaining that her back was hurting. Mom expressed that she thought her daughter was sincere and that she wasn’t usually a complainer, but that she thought it was odd because […]

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Constipation During Pregnancy

Up to 40% of women experience constipation at some point during pregnancy. It is second only to nausea as the most common gastrointestinal complaint during pregnancy. Why does it happen? Higher levels of the hormone progesterone calm smooth muscle. This is good for keeping your uterus sedated, but it also slows motility of gastrointestinal tract. […]

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Top 5 Tips for Healthy Sleep

Proper sleep is VERY important.  Sleep helps your body recover from a hard days work and lets your brain reboot for tomorrow.  It helps improve healing and mood and energy.  About 1/3 of your life is spent sleeping, so you best make the most of it so the other 2/3 can be great! So many […]

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Baby’s First Chiropractic Check-Up

Congratulations! You are either expecting or just had a baby. How exciting! We are frequently asked by health savvy moms when they should bring baby in for their first chiropractic check up. Here is some information to help you out with that decision. Chiropractic care is safe for newborns, infants, toddlers, kids, and adults of […]

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When to Introduce Solids

  How do you know when is the right time to introduce solids to your baby? Adding solids to baby’s diet too early can lead to some real trouble.  Premature introduction of complementary foods can affect immune function, immunotolerance, the development of chronic disease, and the risk of atopy. Most people feel they should start introducing […]

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How to Treat (and Prevent) Constipation in Kids

Let’s talk about poop. Everyone poops.  (Or so Taro Gomi’s classic children’s story would lead us to believe, though Robert Munch suggests good families don’t pass gas.)  However, it is my experience that not everybody poops with the same amount of frequency or satisfaction.  Jokes aside, “Number 2” is of primary health important, so if […]

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The 3 P’s of Birth Progress

For many expecting Mom’s, the idea of having a baby is both empowering and frightening! One of the most common fears during pregnancy revolves around the actual arrival of your new bundle of joy. Luckily, us women have amazing bodies that are equipped and programmed with all the tools needed to have a natural, non-invasive […]

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