Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Healthy Births, Happy Babies | Prenatal Care | Natural Birth | Pregnancy | Pediatrics


Welcome to the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast!

Jan 30, 2017

Guests: Kirsten Gerrish, CDM and Lena Kilic, CDM are midwives, owners of Heritage Birth Center and owners of Float Alaska, the state’s largest float center. Their philosophy of birth, Mother-Led Care, is working to change the paradigm around birth.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why "Floating" in a tank with 800 pounds of Epson salt can be good for you in pregnancy and why they incorporated it into their birthing center
  2. how Floating can help muscle cramps, swelling, baby positioning as well as much needed pain relief and relaxation during pregnancy
  3. when a woman should NOT float during pregnancy and how soon after birth they can start up again for postpartum healing

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Kirsten Gerrish and Lena Kilic:

Kirsten Gerrish, CDM and Lena Kilic, CDM are midwives, owners of Heritage Birth Center and owners of Float Alaska, the state’s largest float center. Their philosophy of birth, Mother-Led Care, is working to change the paradigm around birth.

Believing that everyone deserves exceptional care in their pregnancy, they introduced floating to their practice in 2015 and have been thrilled at the results. Float Alaska has grown into a wellness center offering EFT, hypnosis and massage, all with a focus on creating a more healthy pregnancy and healing past birth trauma.