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10 procedures think twice about & 10 things you want to do during pregnancy

Many parents worry about what to do differently when they get pregnant again, especially those that have had a child with special needs. Consumer reports put out this list of things and I wanted to share it with you this month. The media, friends and doctors in the US confuse mothers. In addition they do not have the resources they need to make decisions sometimes. Our health care model is designed for you to spend 2 minutes with a doctor and hope you get your problem addressed, for those that are pregnant it’s worse because you are asked to undress and throw a gown on then lie back on the table waiting for the doctor to come in. Once the doctor gets to you they spend their time down below and engaging in conversation is somewhat odd.

Just as most of traditional medicine, the procedures in pregnancy tend to be overused and this will help guide you to take action and get informed so you feel comfortable having a procedure because you “need” it. You want to be informed about the best option for you and your baby, denying these outright is not safe but making sure you need them is safe.

10 procedures to be more informed about before proceeding

  1. Cesarean section (aka c-section) with a low-risk first birth

  2. An automatic second c-section

  3. An elective early delivery

  4. Inducing labor without a medical reason

  5. Ultrasounds after 24 weeks

  6. Continuous electronic fetal monitoring

  7. Early epidurals

  8. Routinely rupturing the amniotic membranes

  9. Routine episiotomies

  10. Sending your newborn to the nursery

10 procedures to be more informed about before proceeding

  1. Find out your due date

  2. Make a birthing plan with your partner and share with your providers

  3. Consider a midwife

  4. Reduce the risks of early delivery

  5. See a chiropractor to ensure best positioning and comfort throughout pregnancy

  6. During early labor, labor where you feel most comfortable

  7. Have labor support present such as a doula

  8. Listen to your body

  9. Be patient

  10. Have skin to skin contact with the baby when they are first born

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Dr. Amber Brooks- Autism & Special Needs

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC is a pediatric expert bridging alternative and traditional

medicine by providing individualized and comprehensive approaches to pediatric wellness. Her experience is unique, as she is Board Certified in Integrative Pediatrics, Board Certified as a Pediatric Chiropractor, a Family Nurse Practitioner and Craniosacral Therapist.

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP,

Dr. Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC has been extremely successful in assisting her patients in achieving optimal health and wellness by using the best integrative methods to help support their growing bodies. She provides traditional and alternative medicine for maximal health. Dr. Brooks has developed specialized methods to answer today's biggest pediatric health problems including allergies, constipation, chronic ear infections, birth trauma, developmental delays, digestive problems, Autism, ADD/ADHD, MTHFR, nutritional, and behavioral problems.

Dr. Amber Brooks FNP, CACCP, BCIP, DC has extensive experience solving complex pediatric and unique perspective of diagnosing the problem rather than treating the symptoms has led to 

remarkable results worldwide. Parents praise her current, yet practical, guidance to what a child is struggling with and tools to help the family improve their child's future health.

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