Mother and Daughter

Prenatal & Postpartum Resources

Here at Ferguson Family Chiropractic, we want you to have the best pregnancy

and labor experience possible!

Here is a list of resources to help get you to this goal.

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Yoga

When looking for prenatal yoga make sure you search for the particular trimester you are in. Here are some of my faves when I was pregnant but there are many more out there by these same teachers. 

-Dr. Ashley

Yoga with Adriene: Prenatal Yoga - 5 Poses for All Trimesters

SarabethYoga: Prenatal Morning Yoga Routine (All Trimesters) | Sarah Beth Yoga

BrettLarkinYoga: Quick & Easy Prenatal Morning Yoga Routine (20-min) For All 3 Trimesters

Breathing

Here are two videos for the labor breathing that I used to help me when I was in labor.

-Dr. Ashley

Baily Gaddis

Effective Breathing Techniques for a More Blissful Birth

Learn from a birth doula + childbirth educator the essential breathing techniques that will minimize pain during contractions, help you relax between contractions, and support you in pushing the baby out gently.

Fearless Momma Birth

Breathing Techniques for an easier Labor | Breathing Exercises for Labor

Demonstrating breathing exercises for labor such as De-stressor breathing and Mindful breathing techniques for an easier labor.

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Meditation

"My favorite FREE meditation app is INSIGHT TIMER. I used it through both my pregnancies, and still do everyday. Its an amazing app that has a lot of pregnancy meditations and just all different kinds for whatever you need to help refocus, center, be present, and positive." -Dr. Ashley

 

Here is the link to their webpage where you can download the app. https://insighttimer.com/

 

Another great pregnancy meditation app is Expectful: Expectful Meditation & Sleep App - Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood.

Affirmations

As for affirmations I used so many throughout my pregnancy that I wrote or printed out and hung up on my wall. I also made a banner of all of them for my labor to look at to help me.

Here is my Pinterest page of the ones I saved, that you can totally use. Pinterest is a great place to find many pregnancy and birth affirmations.   https://pin.it/45Mt3P8

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Fitness

When you have some time, checkout: 

http://www.birthfit.com.

Dr. Ashley is a  Birthfit leader and we support women through the prenatal, postpartum, pre-conception, and any transition/season in their journey. We focus on intentional movement through diaphragmatic breathing and stabilization of the core. Dr. Ashley & Dr. Karen will show you some in the office, but the Birthfit website is a great resource of information! 

Birth Plan

Here is our Birth Plan template to help give you some guidance while y'all write yours.

Birth Plan Doc

Filling Out a Form
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Prenatal Vitamins

Our opinion of the best prenatal vitamins:

  1. Garden of Life

  2. Throne

  3. Needed 

  4. Full Well

  5. Ritual

Postpartum Plan

Don't forget about your postpartum plan! Pregnancy and labor is very important, but how you want your postpartum to look like is just as or more important. If mama is not good no one is good. Here are some great books to learn more about postpartum planning:

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

The Mommy Plan, Restoring Your Post-Pregnancy Body Naturally, Using Women's Traditional Wisdom

The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality

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