When Mom and Baby Coregulate

Blue coregulation word

The body is capable of incredible things, like a baby coregulating with its mother in an innate and intelligent way. We often see postpartum mothers and babies physically in an identical state of stress, although it is expressed in very different ways. 

Signs of stress in baby: 

Colic, reflux, difficulty latching, gas pains, tense/unable to relax

Signs of stress in mama: 

Fatigue, brain fog, discomfort in her body, headaches, neck/shoulder/upper back pain

Heart Rate Variability Scans we do in our office:

These scans show both mom and baby stuck in a state of stress. When parents are experiencing stress, it is not uncommon for our children to experience it as well. Our goal is to bring that white dot closer to the green and bring mom and baby adaptability within their nervous systems.

Taking care of you both: We have a unique patient-centered approach focused on improving the foundational health of each patient’s central nervous system.

This is a great opportunity for mom to care for her body while also tending to the tension in her new baby through chiropractic care.

Ways to care for your nervous system at home: 

Things to add to your life: 

We have a free guide for Practicing a Quantum Morning by Carrie B Wellness, MS ACN, Quantum Health Educator & Clinician. We cannot recommend this guide enough! Be sure to follow her on Instagram for even more great tips!

Other great practices are walking outside, putting bare feet on the ground, 360 breathing, wearing baby in a sling or a carrier that is comfortable and being physically connected to baby, gentle movement, getting adjusted ;), gratitude/meditation/prayer practice (doesn’t have to be anything fancy), setting boundaries 

Things to take away: 

Limiting screens, this can be a tricky one but we are all for fun little hacks to minimize blue light,iPhone users – give this hack from @midwestredlighttherapy  a try to turn your iPhone screen red at the click of a button! 

iPhone hack: 
  • Settings
  • Accessibility
  • Display & text accommodations 
  • Color filters
  • Color filters toggle
  • Intensity + Hue – all the way up
  • Back
  • Back
  • Accessibility shortcut
  • Click color filters

What do you use to calm
your nervous system?

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.

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