Q & A: Julie Qualle, DC

Q & A:  Julie Qualle, DC

I'm so happy to be able to share this question and answer with Julie Qualle, DC! She is an amazing chiropractor who specializes in prenatal, postpartum and pediatric care. Not only have I had clients rave about her, I’ve also had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Julie myself. She is such a caring, nurturing person and truly gifted healer. Read on to hear directly from Julie.

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Birth Preferences (Part 4): Labor Coping Strategies

Birth Preferences (Part 4):  Labor Coping Strategies

In our culture, many of us grew up watching tv and movies that portray labor coping as limited to a woman panting and screaming for drugs.  The truth is, it doesn't have to be this way.  If you do opt for pain meds, as many do, you still have choices that you can learn about and prepare for ahead of time.  There are also non-pharmaceutical alternatives that can be very effective.  Read on for additional information on narcotic options and the lesser-known natural coping techniques you may want to include in your birth plan.

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Learn from a Local Expert About Personal Style During the Childbearing Year: Krystle Marks, Co-Owner of RAAH Clothing

Learn from a Local Expert About Personal Style During the Childbearing Year:  Krystle Marks, Co-Owner of RAAH Clothing

It can be so difficult to know what to wear in order to feel your best when your body is changing during pregnancy, as well as during the tricky postpartum period when you aren't quite ready for your pre-pregnancy clothes.  I was so thrilled when local stylist Krystle Marks, co-owner of RAAH Clothing agreed to do a Q&A for my blog, because I know her pro styling tips for the childbearing year will be so helpful to all the expectant and new moms out there.  Read on for some real nuggets of fashion wisdom!

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Learn from a Local Expert about Nursery Design: Mindi Kessenich, Owner of Amazing Space by MK

Learn from a Local Expert about Nursery Design:  Mindi Kessenich, Owner of Amazing Space by MK

I'm so excited to share this Q&A with my good friend, who also happens to be a very talented home stylist, mom and real estate professional.  I know I felt challenged with how to go about decorating my daughter's nursery, and figured my clients and other readers would love to get a pro's thoughts on where to start.  Read on for Mindi's expert tips and tricks for decorating a baby room.

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Birth Preferences (Part 3): Birthing Environment and Choosing a Care Provider

Birth Preferences (Part 3):  Birthing Environment and Choosing a Care Provider

Two of the most important decisions are often made early in a woman's pregnancy journey:  where she will give birth, and who will care for her.  In the Madison area, there are basically three choices for places to birth your baby: SSM Health St. Mary's, UnityPoint Health Meriter, or at home.  Sometimes insurance coverage plays a part, and often location and choice of provider go hand in hand.  The good news is, in my opinion, all three locations are great options, and there are lots of fantastic providers to choose from.  Here are some differences you may find helpful as you consider your choices, as well as a few tips to keep in mind.

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