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5 tips to reduce hair loss after giving birth.

In the last month or so I have had at least 5 women asking me about hair loss after giving birth. Since I experienced noticeable hair loss after my daughter Lucía was born, I thought it would be good to share with you what I did to help me significantly reduce it. Losing your hair after having a baby is more common than you think. Around 50% of women experience it in their first year of motherhood. But don’t worry, hair starts to grow again naturally from the 6th to 12th month of the first year. In case you or […]
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    What to do when you are already due and your doctor wants to induce you

What to do when you are already due and your doctor wants to induce you

Chinese Medicine counts thousands years of ancient wisdom applied to health and well being. Though the use and practice of herbs, acupuncture, cupping and other techniques, Chinese medicine has helped millions of people all over the world. In this case, we are introducing it to help you during pregnancy and birth. Dr. Reid, describes, in simple terms, how you can apply gentle heat to the skin of 2 areas in your foot to help stimulate the baby to turn or to help induce labor naturally. The usage of moxibustion dates centuries and it has been used as a natural aid […]

Facial Exercises to Reduce Pain During Labor

One of the exercises I practiced the most while preparing  for the birth of my baby was face relaxation. You would be astonished on how related  the muscles of the face and those of the rest of our body are. My doula was specially insistent on this, the face can be a major thermometer on how the rest of the body is doing during birth. If you are contracting it too much, you are producing a leak of energy that you won’t have available for the moment of pushing out the baby into the world. Here there are a few […]
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    Two mini-videos with simple moves for when you need it the most

Two mini-videos with simple moves for when you need it the most

These simple exercises, when practiced regularly, will tone your deep abdominal and thigh muscles groups, which can directly help you during the later weeks of your pregnancy, when the weight of your belly and baby pulls your biomechanics to the front. During this time, the low back muscles have to compensate the pull, straining the ligaments around the spine and causing you to suffer from back pain. A stronger muscle tone in your core and thighs will take on much of the load and prevent it from being carried onto your lumbar area. The result: less or no back pain. […]

4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy.

I’m a workaholic. I can spend hours sitting down, reading, writing, editing and communicating with my computer. When I was pregnant I started to have lower back pain because of the constant sitting position I was permanently in.  The weight of my daughter Lucía in my belly was heavy, but the real cause of my suffering was simply that I was not moving enough during the day. Because of the back problems I changed my desk chair a couple of times, and the mattress and pillows, but nothing made a difference. My back pain was there even after exercising […]