LMT and DC Referral List

As I transition from massage therapist extraordinaire to full-time motherhood, I feel it is my responsibility to provide my referral list of local professionals. These are the people I see when I want a massage. As a bonus, I included my favorite chiropractic doctor for all your re-alignment needs. Massage and chiropractic are a winning combination!

View the List Here!

Doula: Due to the physical and time demands of birth doula work, I will be taking a break from douling to care for my newborn. Many local doulas can be found on http://doulamatch.net/ but I’d be glad to supply a personal referral if you are pregnant and seeking support for your birth.

Yours in Wellness,

Gwen McGlaun, LMT

Doulas Make a Difference!

My doula clients* hold a special place in my heart. You have to be affected by the beauty and emotion of the event when you are present for something so amazing. It is a huge moment when a person becomes a PARENT. It’s a big deal!

My goal when I am devoting doula services to a mother or couple is to provide all the physical, emotional, and informational support needed to have a wonderful experience, free from worries or fears. The research highlights the benefits of doulas as labor support with the following statistics:doula-stats

I am currently accepting new clients for JULY 2014- DECEMBER 2014. To view a bit more about doula services I provide, CLICK HERE. To view my DoulaMatch.net profile and availability calender, click DOULA PROFILE.

*If I have attended your birth and you haven’t yet posted a review of the service I’ve provided, please take a moment to follow THIS link and say a few words about what I did and how it made a difference!  Thank you!

The Doula As Witness

This amazing article gave me chills. This is what it is all about, the soul of the Doula as witness.

The Childbirth Collective

by Jess Helle-Morrissey, MA, MSW, LGSW, LCCE, CLEC

Doulas serve a multi-faceted role in a birthing family’s life: supporter, encourager, normalizer, educator, guide. We rub backs, we squeeze hands, we stroke hair, we breathe, we hold space.  We press cool cloths to a birthing woman’s head as she brings her baby (or babies) forth from the warm, wet womb to the bright spinning world.

One role that is often overlooked, but is perhaps most sacred to my own doula heart, is that of witness. As doulas, we witness over and over again that unique and unparalleled moment in a woman’s life when she becomes a mother. Whether it’s a first birth, or a seventh, a mother is born each time she births a baby.

When a woman has a transformative birth experience (and really, what birth isn’t transformative?), she deserves to be fully seen. And that role is often uniquely…

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How the Webster Chiropractic Technique can Turn a Breech Baby

The Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique, or simply the Webster Technique, takes it one step further. Dr. Larry Webster developed a chiropractic technique that balances the pelvis properly, while also reducing the stress to the ligaments that support the uterus, more specifically the round ligaments. Dr. Webster developed this technique after watching his own daughter suffer through a long, painful labor with a baby in the breech position.

This extremely useful technique is safe, effective, and a very inexpensive alternative to  the major abdominal surgery of a cesarian-section. Read all about it on the Birth Without Fear blog:

How the Webster Chiropractic Technique can Turn a Breech Baby | Birth Without Fear