Issue #09 Articles

5 Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job"

Hang out at a playground, visit a school, or show up at a child’s birthday party, and there’s one phrase you can count on hearing repeatedly: ‘Good job!’ Here’s why it may not be the best thing to say. Even tiny infants are praised for...

Also labeled: Parenting, Author Alfie Kohn

Anemia Link to Postnatal Depression

Joint research by three American universities indicates that postpartum iron deficiency can cause anxiety, stress, and depression. The study looked at 64 South African women who were mildly iron deficient ten weeks after childbirth. Half the group...

Also labeled: Birth

Back Pain During Pregnancy

As your pregnancy advances and your uterus enlarges, you’re likely to feel some discomfort. Back pain is a common complaint. But you don’t have to grin and accept back pain as a normal part of your pregnancy. You can take steps to stop the...

Also labeled: Pregnancy, Pathways Magazine

Breastfeeding & Bedsharing: Still Useful (And Important) After All These Years

Mothers and infants sleeping side by side, also known as co-sleeping, is the evolved context of human infant sleep development. Until very recent times, for all human beings, co-sleeping constituted a prerequisite for infant survival. For the...

Facts About Co-Sleeping and SIDS

In our Western societies, more and more parents are choosing to return to the natural practice of co-sleeping. Simply defined, this practice is consciously choosing to sleep with your infant to provide him or her with the essential...

Forceps and Vacuum Delivery Pose The Same Mortality Risk For Babies

Neonatal mortality is similar after vacuum delivery and forceps delivery. Demissie and colleagues (p 24) analyzed more than 12 million deliveries in United States and New Jersey birth cohort files and found that, compared with babies delivered with...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

Guidelines: Shared Sleep and Safe Sleeping

It is important to be responsive to a baby’s nighttime needs. Attachment Parenting International (API) advocates keeping baby in close proximity in a safe sleeping environment. In many cultures, it is considered normal and expected for parents to...

Also labeled: Co-sleeping, Pathways Magazine

How Long Should a Woman Feel Comfortable Going Overdue?

I would never put a number on how long a woman should feel comfortable going “overdue.” For one thing, errors are too easily made in recording of dates, and length of natural gestation varies widely, not only from woman to woman, but also from baby to...

Also labeled: Birth, Author Laurie Morgan

Intent

According to Dr. Chopra: Intention = Information Attention = Energy When you focus your attention on your intention, you cause your intention to manifest itself into physical reality. In essence, with good...

Keep Your Young Athlete Healthy and Fit

It is March, the time of year when your children are starting to play little league baseball, softball, soccer, or some other spring sport. Playing outdoors brings a lot of enjoyment for children and parents, especially after a few months of indoor...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #09

As more parents are realizing the real benefits of chiropractic care, they are coming to our offices seeking wellness chiropractic care for their families. In other words, parents are looking for family health care even before their children have...

Long-Term Cognitive Development in Children with Prolonged Crying

Background: Long-term studies of cognitive development and colic have not differentiated between typical colic and prolonged crying. Objective: To evaluate whether colic and excessive crying that persists beyond 3 months is...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine

Nourishing Your Independent Toddler

Somewhere between 12 and 18 months of age, your easygoing infant becomes a toddler striving to take control of his or her activities. When you want her to get dressed, she decides pajamas would be perfect for the park. When you call him to come in,...

Also labeled: Parenting, Author Cathe Olson

Nursing Discreetly: Breastfeeding in Public (Part 1)

The term ‘nursing discreetly’ typically refers to covering up the breast and especially nipple while breastfeeding in public. Some women use a blanket to cover the whole situation, including the baby. The need for discreet nursing stems from the ide...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine

Questions Parents Frequently Ask About Children and Chiropractic

Why? Children are susceptible to trauma in their spines from various activities and events. These microtraumas can cause nerve system stress. Doctors of Chiropractic describe this nerve system stress as subluxations or misalignments...

Research to Remember

The most common risk factor for shoulder dystocia is the use of a vacuum extractor or forceps during delivery. Dystocia occurs to varying degrees in infants with a birth weight of 2500 grams (0.6% to 1.4% increased risk) and in infants weighing...

The Due Date

The concept of a due date is based on a gestational length established by fiat in the early 1800s. Franz Carl Naegele officially declared that pregnancy lasted 10 lunar months (10 x 28 days), counting from the first day of the last menstrual...

Also labeled: Birth, Author Ann Frye

The Well-Balanced Child

Every parent wants to raise the perfect child: healthy, happy, loved, and respected with high achievements and even higher goals. We want our children to have the things we didn’t have and to achieve their dreams. This is all well and good, unless w...

Things You Can Do to Avoid an Unnecessary Cesarean

The Public Citizen Health Research Group in Washington, D.C. has estimated that half of the nearly 1 million Cesareans performed every year are medically unnecessary. With more appropriate care during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, these Cesareans...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

What Happens To Kids Who Never Get Adjusted?

A few years back, I was adjusting a family who had been under care for several years. This family consisted of a dad, mom and three children. Prior to receiving care, all three children had been dealing with recurrent ear infections and bad...

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