Back pain after birth / post-partum

Being a chiropractor and being married to a chiropractor has given me the luxury of being regularly adjusted since my mid-twenties, and no times were more important than during pregnancy and postpartum. Interestingly all my pregnancies were very different and my health and chiropractic needs were also different. With my first pregnancy, I ran until […]

Chiro Care for She Births

Chiropractors are not allowed to claim that chiropractic can help with much when it comes to conception, pregnancy and post partum. However what we have noticed are consistent case studies where chiropractic, especially teamed with other holistic modalities and healthy life style habits can have a positive impact on fertility, a healthy pregnancy and birth […]

Acupuncture for your pregnancy journey

Complementary and alternative therapies became popular for the pregnancy journey because they include natural ingredients but are less invasive. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine combined with acupuncture treatment can be a pampering experience for women who are planning to have a baby and also for health restoration after having a baby. A healthy pregnancy journey can […]

Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Birth – and Beyond – with Clare Donnelley

I have been helping women during pregnancy through acupuncture, acupressure and Chinese herbs for over 20 years. Even though we know pregnancy is a natural state of being, not an illness, we do know that many pregnant women experience some physical discomfort and emotional changes during this time.  Because Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based […]

Women’s health and pregnancy: enrich the experience with acupuncture

This month is the women’s health month at Healthspace with a focus on fertility and pregnancy. With the lockdown, we have been spending more time at home with our partners and many of us are thinking more about starting our own families. Many others who are already pregnant are looking for ways to enrich and […]

Nutritional and nutrient considerations when trying to fall pregnant

Planning for pregnancy or ‘preconception care’ refers to the period where couples will actively engage in optimising their health before conceiving. Ideally, couples will start at least 3-4 months before conception as sperm and ova (a female’s eggs) take around 100 days to form and mature. Optimising our preconception nutrition not only increases our chances […]

Feed Mama First

Feed Mama First is a postpartum meal delivery service based on the South Coast created and curated by two mums, Courtney, a postpartum doula & Lauren, a qualified chef.  After both becoming mums in 2019, and with no immediate family nearby for either of us, we quickly realised there was a gap in the “village” […]

Home Birth, finding your team

Are you pregnant or thinking about falling pregnant & wondering how you will find people to support you during your pregnancy and birth? For most western cultures there are primarily two choices for where to have your baby, in a hospital or at home. Whether you choose a hospital birth or a home birth, the […]

Acupuncture & fertility

One of the first questions people have around Acupuncture is does it actually work for Fertility ? And the answer is yes! For both Females and Males. Research around the world has shown that Acupuncture in conjunction with other fertility treatments increase the success rates by 50%. Another question people have is can Chinese medicine […]

Reiki for Pregnancy

Enjoy a More Serene Pregnancy with Reiki Energy Healing Pregnancy is one of life’s most beautiful and transformational experiences. Changes arise on every level – physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. Some of these changes are easy to warmly welcome and embrace.  There may also be changes that cause discomfort such as infertility, morning sickness or fatigue. […]

Feelosophy of Birth

Health Space & Be Birth are offering all initial pregnancy clients a copy of the journal Feelosophy of Birth by Brooke Martin. Feelosophy of Birth is a journal for pregnancy and aims to be a pregnant woman’s best friend. I designed it to guide her with questions especially created to ignite the answers from within […]

I’m Pregnant, Now What?

Congratulations! You’re growing a little person! A mini-me or mini-him or possibly mini-both! It’s a crazy wild ride and no one knows quite what to expect, but one thing is for sure, pregnancy can bring with it many different emotions including joy, shock, gratitude, relief, overwhelm or a mash-up of all these. No matter what […]

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