If you are planning on getting pregnant you should start them 3 months or more before you get pregnant. Some women don't know they have started trying. ;) In that case, start as soon as you know you are pregnant.
How long should you take prenatal vitamins for?
I HIGHLY recommend that you continue to take your prenatal vitamins for as long as you are breastfeeding or a year. Whichever is longer.
What should ALL pregnant women be taking?
If you are able to keep down supplements during your pregnancy I would recommend you take a high quality prenatal and an EPA/DHA or fish oil.
These supplements are HIGH QUALITY and have not only a prenatal multivitamin but also contain your EPA/DHA (fish oil) (OrthoMega) supplements.
OrthoMega is the HIGH QUALITY fish oils that I recommend. If you are talking a different prenatal and need to supplement with fish oils this is an amazing NON-fishy option!
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition. It only affects women of child bearing years. The main symptoms include:
1. Irregular periods 2. Excessive androgens (which can cause increased acne, hair growth, and male pattern baldness) 3. Polycystic ovaries (multiple cysts on your ovaries) 4. Weight gain
Not all women will have all of these symptoms, and many can be mild. Some women find it difficult to get pregnant with PCOS mainly due to the irregular ovulation patterns.
CM Core is a product that works similar to Metformin. CM Core helps with blood sugar imbalance. It also helps women with PCOS. You also get the added benefit that it helps with cholesterol levels as well!
Infertility is a tough subject. There can be SO MANY reasons for it. I do work with women to balance their spines and help with nutrition and supplements to help their bodies to work more optimally. I take a thorough history and we work together to heal the body. This can be a great option with or without adjunctive care.
Adrenal fatigue is a condition with very vague, non-specific symptoms. It occurs usually after YEARS of stress on your body. Your adrenal glands help to decrease the stress levels in your body. When they get "tired" you can sometimes have symptoms such as:
1. Fatigue: People with adrenal fatigue may feel tired all the time, even after getting enough sleep. They may also have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
2. Body aches: Muscle aches and joint pain are common symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
3. Nervousness: People with adrenal fatigue may feel anxious or jittery for no apparent reason. They may also have trouble concentrating.
4. Sleep disturbances: Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep are common symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
5. Digestive problems: Adrenal fatigue can cause digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.
6. Low blood pressure: People with adrenal fatigue may experience dizziness or lightheadedness when standing up due to low blood pressure.
7. Cravings for salty foods: Adrenal fatigue can cause an increase in salt cravings.
This list is just some of the more common ones. Some other symptoms I have seen in my patients are: migraines, light sensitivity, low libido, depression, feeling of overwhelm, and a sense of burnout.
It is common for many mothers to feel many of these symptoms after not taking good care of themselves year after year. See below for two products that can be very helpful. Adjustments also help reduce your sympathetic nervous response and help to reduce stress in your body!
Tru Adapt Plus
If you have had YEARS of stress and you are now in burnout mode, this is the supplement for YOU! This supplement actually helps to support your adrenal glands so that you can heal.
This product does an amazing job and helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. If you have troubles with either of these issues, then having this next to your bed is a GREAT idea for you
Why should we get regular chiropractic adjustments? If I don't have pain why should I go to see Dr. Felicia?
These are GREAT questions!
First of all, if you have a spine and you have stress (mental, physical, or chemical) then you need regular chiropractic adjustments. If you have gone through an initial treatment plan with me when you originally started care here, then you KNOW what it finally feels like to have your body working more optimally. I would challenge you to continue to feel that good if not better!
Getting regular chiropractic care will help your spine and body adapt better during stress. SOOO... if you were to get into a car accident or slip and fall on ice, then your body would be able to handle that stress better than if you have not been coming in. So, when injuries happen, and they might, you will need LESS care than someone who hasn't been getting regular care.
Also, subluxations don't always have pain. So, you can have issues in your spine you aren't even aware of.
So if it has been longer than a month since you've been adjusted, I highly recommend pushing the "Schedule and Appointment" button below. I would be HAPPY to see you!
After every adjustment you should always drink extra water. This will help you flush out lactic acid and other waste products in your body.
Let's challenge ourselves to drink half your body weight in ounces! Extra if it is warm or you exercise or GET AN ADJUSTMENT!
Did you know that chiropractic adjustments allow your body to come out of the sympathetic response (aka fight or flight) and help you get back to homeostasis. That is why SO MANY people have a gurgling in there stomach right after their adjustments. Or why babies poop. It helps stimulate the parasympathetic system that controls digestion. SO SUPER COOL!