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What is holistic prenatal care?

Although one of the most beautiful, miraculous, and natural experiences in this world, pregnancy is now treated more like a medical condition and typically comes with more stress than ever before.  While we do not catch babies or have a birthing center, we can offer support in the pregnancy process and connect you with the resources that you may desire.  If you are searching for natural and holistic options during pregnancy, we strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and knowledgeable environment for expecting families to get all of their questions answered.

At our practice, we offer a variety of safe, natural, and research-based treatment options for the pregnant mama, her precious newborn baby, and children of all ages.  Our holistic approaches are designed to empower mothers and enhance the prenatal experience for both mom and baby during this amazing process.  If you are looking for a more stress-free and natural approach to pregnancy and optimizing the birth outcomes and health of your newborn baby, we are here to help. 

WHAT WE OFFER

Chiropractic Care

Proper prenatal chiropractic care goes well beyond reducing the discomfort that some mamas experience.  Balancing the sacrum and pelvis and maintaining proper tension in the ligaments that support your growing belly can allow for a quicker, easier, and less painful birthing experience for both mama and baby. 

 

Functional Medicine

With a full health history and gathering results from any necessary testing, the field of functional medicine can do so much for mama and baby during such a critical time in their lives. Whether dealing with a health challenge or not, restoring balance and function to the body using natural approaches is what we are all about.

 

Nutritional Counseling

At no other time will nutrition matter more to your baby.  As every cell, tissue and organ is created from scratch, the building blocks their body will use comes from what  available from mama.  There is so much conflicting information about "healthy foods" and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

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Webster Technique

Webster Technique from a trained Doctor of Chiropractic can work miracles in reducing intrauterine constraint and allowing your baby a comfy environment to grow in.  Whether your baby is breech or not, working with the round ligaments and balancing the pelvis can provide improved birth outcomes for both mama and baby.

Kinesiotaping

Kinesiology tape is a drug-free, safe alternative, that can help relieve many pregnancy symptoms including back pain, swollen feet, sciatica, carpal tunnel, and other aches and pains.  The proprietary method of taping uses an elastic, 100% cotton, latex-free patented tape that treats many different problems non-invasively.

Energy Medicine

If you aren't receiving acupuncture, craniosacral or any type of light touch technique, you should really look into some form of energy medicine for your pregnancy.  We offer a reiki-based treatment to help reduce the emotional stresses that can block your body's full expression and unlock unnecessary stress patterns for you and baby.

Health & Wellness Testing

Whether delivering at home with your midwife or at the hospital with an OB, our comprehensive testing panels give great insight into the true health of mama so we can optimize natural birthing outcomes and the health of mama and baby.

Comprehensive Thryoid Panel

Even mild issues of iodine deficiency and thyroid dysfunction can cause major issues in your 2nd and 3rd trimester from preeclampsia, anemia, low birth weight & preterm labor, stillbirths and miscarriage.

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis

Evaluates for proper digestion and absorption of the foods you consume in addition to screening for parasites & ova, opportunistic bacteria, and the microbiome make-up of your gut and determing the need for the best probiotics, if necessary.

Genetic & MTHFR Screening

Typical pregnancy screenings are looking for severe genetic mutations in the baby. We are assessing for MTHFR mutations, among others, that impact folate (folic acid) metabolism and have major implications for both mother and baby.

MicroNutrient Testing

Baby's cells and body are being created from the nutrients they receive from the mama. However, the majority of women in childbearing years are depleted in many nutrients including magnesium, iodine, glutathione, and Vitamin D. This test evaluates cellular levels of over 35 key nutrients.

Fatty Acids Assessment

A critical nutrient that goes way beyond taking a DHA supplement. Assessing you for adequate levels and proper balances of Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids can profundly impact your baby's brain and avoid the postpartum blues for you!

NeuroAdrenal Evaluation

Assessing how your body is adapting to all the stress that life and pregnancy have to offer can help prevent you from adrenal exhaustion and postpartum issues, and saves your baby from a stressful, depleted start.

Knowledge is power and our mission is to educate. We firmly believe in educating mothers about preventing intrauterine constraint and dystocia, birthing options and conscious parenting choices, and so much more. Every expecting mother has read or knows of the importance of her diet and lifestyle during this vital time of development for her growing baby, but sometimes the information can be confusing, conflicting or downright hard to implement. Our practitioners can work with you in creating a lifestyle plan that is ideal and manageable for any mother wishing to give her baby a high potential for growth and optimal health.

ABOUT DR LAUREN

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Dr. Lauren specializes in pediatrics and women’s health and has always had a special interest in women, babies and children. She has been caring for pregnant women and families since 2007 but became increasingly more passionate when becoming pregnant in 2012.  Dr. Lauren has had two homebirths and leads a lifestyle of awareness with a strong focus on nutrition, health, happiness, and spiritual growth for her family.  She has a private practice out of her homestead in addition to an Indianapolis office.  Families are invited to experience "life on the farm" with her and her family and welcomes mamas (and papas) looking to connect with like-minded parents and families.  If it takes a village to raise a child, that is what she is creating in hopes of raising more healthy, happy babies that will continue to shape and change the world for The Greater Good.