Pregnancy & Labor Care

Pregnancy & Labor Care

Pregnancy and Labor CareDid you know that the changes that occur during pregnancy and the issues that women may have are best supported by CranioSacral therapy, massage, acupuncture and homeopathy without harmful effects on the baby?    If you are looking to co-manage a condition during your pregnancy or post-partum period, or simply want do the best for you and your baby and prepare yourself for your birth process, you may be interested one of the following:

My recommended 3 Session Pregnancy Massage Package $390
*  Between weeks 20-38
*  Between weeks 38-40
*  At 6-8 weeks post-partum
During these 3 key stages of your pregnancy, you can achieve more physical comfort, breathe better, deepen your connection to your baby with Maya Abdominal Massage, support natural labor and childbirth outcomes and learn to manage pain during labor.  During the postpartum period you can increase healing and bounce back to your core with my postpartum assessment, core stabilizing techniques and healing massage.
*Pregnancy, labor and post partum tonics, homeopathic formulas and belly wrapping products are not included.

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Integrative Care with Dr. Deanine during pregnancy will help the following:

  • Deepen the connection to your baby and body.
  • Reduce morning sickness, nausea and lack of appetite, indigestion and reflux.
  • Reduce stress, promote relaxation and lower cortisol, the stress hormone.
  • Release muscle tension and address restrictions in the diaphragms that contribute to discomfort.
  • Regulate blood pressure and decrease varicose veins.
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation and improve immunity.
  • Relieve stress on weight-bearing joints (ankles, low back, pelvis, wrists, hips and knees)
  • Facilitate and prepare the body for the labor process by releasing tension and blocks that delay labor.
  • Improves natural childbirth outcomes.
  • Re-integrate and support the pelvis and uterus during the vulnerable postpartum period.

Specific Conditions that may be helped with an integration of treatments:

  • Group B Strep, Bacterial Infections, Kidney stones
  • Common colds, coughs, skin issues, rashes and hives
  • Gallbladder problems, constipation, reflux and indigestion
  • Threatened miscarriage or habitual miscarriage, bleeding during pregnancy
  • Rib pain, Sciatica, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • C-section recovery
  • VBAC support

Dr. Deanine is a nationally accredited instructor and developer of the Integrative Pregnancy Massage Curriculum for massage therapists and body workers for over 12 years and has certified practitioners in the techniques of Integrative Pregnancy Massage. Dr. Deanine is committed to assisting you in achieving a natural and healthy pregnancy every step of they way and supporting your ideal pregnancy and birth experience.


Did you know that birth is a process that involves both you and your baby? Did you know that you have choices in childbirth?  Whether you are deciding on a hospital, birthing home or home birth, attempting a VBAC, having your first baby or repeating a cesarean-you can have an empowered, conscious and safe birth.
Delayed or slow to progress labor can present an anxious situation for a woman a preparing for a birth in any setting especially with pressure from family, doctors or spouses..  Often the first childbirth can be an impatient time especially if the due date comes and goes.  In subsequent births, the pressure to go into labor by or even before the due date weighs in and the pressure makes the expectant mother impatient and nervous.  Feeling hopeless in the situation only increases the fear and worry that only creates more stress and blocks the process.  This can also effect the baby and complicate things further.

Fortunately, there are solutions to getting labor started that are safe, effective and have worked for many women.  Acupuncture or acupressure and CranioSacral are gentle and powerfully effective methods for inducing labor-free of side effects.  For women who are not particularly fond of needles-a needle-less approach available and can be equally effective.

After determining if you are an ideal candidate for a labor inducing, treatment you will be safely positioned and led thru a process of breathing exercises and relaxation techniques that will help to lower the stress hormone cortisol which may undermine the labor process.  Depending on the your unique presentation a combination of massage and acupressure points will be stimulated that are traditionally used for helping to initiate menses.  Many women experience the onset of labor during or with in less than 24 hours after the treatment session.  If you are working with in a larger window or intending a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after cesarean) several sessions are a proactive method of facilitating, activating and preparing for your labor process.