Your Body’s Intelligent Design for Birth

“I want to feel ready, prepared, and confident” – this is what we hear every pregnant woman we work with say, as they think about their upcoming birth experience.

To help expecting families achieve their desire for an empowered birth: our office has teamed up with the perfect person with the knowledge, experience and expertise: to educate our community.

Our office is hosting a 3 hour workshop: Designed for Birth – taught by Ingrid Williams, RN, DONA Certified Birth Doula, Spinning Babies Certified Parent Educator. Ingrid has over 35 years of experience as a Labor and Delivery nurse and a passion for educating expecting mothers on the birth process, as they prepare their body and mind for Birth.

This workshop offers hands-on instruction for you and your support person to practice techniques to balance your body, optimize pelvic alignment, and up-level your confidence as you prepare for birth. 

Part of our mission here at Antoniotti Chiropractic is to empower families to optimize their health. Birth is an incredible opportunity to step into *your power* as you pave the way for your baby to thrive. 

Some of what we will cover together:

As your body does the incredible work of growing a tiny human, discomfort can keep you from enjoying your daily activities. The movements we cover in this class are incredible for creating space and inviting ease and comfort within the body starting at 20 weeks all the way to labor. 

Side-Lying Release

This Spinning Babies technique is great for pelvic mobility, to make room for the baby to turn into a better position and to ease pain in pregnancy and birth.

You can read more about the Side-Lying Release here.

The Forward Leaning Inversion

This classic Spinning Babies movement is known for making room for optimal fetal position by untwisting any ligaments to the lower uterus and cervix. This technique may also reduce back pain, hip pain or tailbone pain during pregnancy!

You can read more about the benefits and how-to’s of this movement here.

The Jiggle

A group of expecting parents practicing the Designed by Birth Jiggling Movement

A deliberate, small jiggling of the thigh or buttock area to facilitate a calming and pain-reducing sensation. This Exercise can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps to restore optimal function to the lower part of the uterus and can potentially lead to fetal rotation. 

Learn more about this relaxing movement here.

We have seen successful VBAC deliveries, comfortable home births and confident mothers born from our participants of this workshop and we are so honored to continue bringing this resource to our community. Visit the Events & Workshops Page to stay informed of our next workshop date!

About Team Antoniotti

We believe that healthy families make healthy communities, and we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Kalamazoo – one mother, one child, one family at a time.

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Dr. Erika

The road to becoming a chiropractor has been a scenic but educational one. After my own incredible experience with chiropractic care, I moved to Dallas in 2013 to attend Parker University and begin the journey to serve others.
Upon graduating, I worked in a rehab based clinic located in Irving, TX which prepared me with significant clinical knowledge in addition to expanding my experience into nutrition, physical therapy, and a variety of other palliative modalities. 
When the stars aligned for me to move back to Kalamazoo, falling in stride along Dr. Kate and Dr. Steve was an easy transition.  Their passion for serving the community of Kalamazoo is contagious and motivating! 
I welcomed my son Max in 2015 and my daughter Amelia in 2016. They motivate me daily to make positive choices and look at the big picture, both at home and at work. 
My desire is to educate our patients and create a sense of autonomy and confidence when it comes to their health! I look forward to working with the incredible people of southwest Michigan – hope to see you in the office soon!

Dr. Steve

After graduating from Miami University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the school of Kinesiology and Health, and double minor in Business and Coaching, I began a four-year chiropractic program at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri outside of St. Louis. In addition to the required chiropractic curriculum, I completed classes and performed research in advanced biomechanics, functional rehabilitation, kinetic chain analysis, and musculoskeletal therapies. This extra-curricular education has given me an edge in treating patients, allowing me to identify dysfunctions often overlooked by other providers.

Upon graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2011, I moved to Indianapolis and started my own practice, PEAK Chiropractic. During my experience of owning and operating PEAK, I gained invaluable experience on how to treat patients of all levels and how to run a successful chiropractic practice. So, when my uncle, Dr. David Antoniotti, called my wife, Dr. Kate Antoniotti, and me with the offer to buy, run, and continue the tradition of Antoniotti Chiropractic in Kalamazoo, saying “yes” was extremely easy.

In March of 2016 Dr. Kate and I welcomed our son, Leo, to the world. And in October of 2018, our daughter, Rose, was born, making us a family of four. 

It is an honor to be continuing my family’s 50-year tradition of chiropractic care in Kalamazoo and I look forward to seeing you in the office!

Dr. Kate

I have always been interested in health, fitness, and human potential. After going through my own personal health struggles in college, I became passionate about holistic and preventative healthcare. This led me to pursue a B.Sc. degree in Exercise Science & Kinesiology- with the ultimate goal of becoming a Chiropractor.

After graduating from Miami University, I moved to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Logan College of Chiropractic, where I earned my D.C. degree. While at Logan, I did additional studies in nutrition, pediatrics, and women’s health. It was during my four years in St. Louis, where I also discovered my love for yoga, and eventually became a yoga teacher (200-RYT).

Dr. Steve and I welcomed our son, Leo, to the world in March 2016. And then in October 2018 we welcomed our daughter, Rose, to the family. Becoming a mom has been a defining moment in my life, both personally and professionally.

With my background in chiropractic, yoga, nutrition, pediatrics and women’s health – I have focused my practice to specifically address the needs of Moms. I deeply care about the health and wellbeing of our children, and I strongly believe that we need healthy Moms in order to have healthy kids.

By directing my focus on pregnancy chiropractic care, post-partum wellness, and pediatric chiropractic – I am hopeful that I am doing my small part in improving the health of our community.

Hey Mama!

We can’t wait to have you join us for our next Designed for Birth Workshop. Complete the form below, and we’ll contact you when additional dates are announced!

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