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Doing It Different

Nov 24, 2020

Are you interested in an alternative or unconventional approach to motherhood, but aren't sure if what's safe for your baby?

Dr. Courtney Kahla is a holistic chiropractor who specializes in fertility, preconception, prenatal, pediatric, women’s health, and whole family wellness. Rather than following the traditional path of focusing on the musculoskeletal system with a lot of cracking and popping, Courtney pays extra attention to her patient's nervous system to allow for optimal communication between their brain and their body.

Going against the grain isn't new for Courtney. As well as what some would consider an unconventional approach to chiropractic, she's also been taking an unconventional approach to motherhood from conception to post-birth and she's here to tell us all about it.

In this episode, we dive into Courtney's conception journey and counterculture opinions on ultrasounds, hospital births, medications, cosleeping and so much more.

If you're someone who has been hearing the same information on motherhood and parenting and are curious to get another perspective, this episode is perfect for you.


Episode Highlights: 

  • 3:07 Courtney's unique take on chiropracty
  • 7:31 Courtney’s struggle with fertility and the start of an unconventional approach to motherhood
  • 12:43 Life after a positive pregnancy test
  • 18:07 Why Courtney chooses to limit ultrasounds and the research that supports her decision
  • 21:48 Three questions to ask yourself to determine if an ultrasound is right for you
  • 24:30 Opting out of the glucola drink and blood sugar monitoring alternatives
  • 27:38 Understanding your due date
  • 29:35 Courtney’s home birth experience and wanting to give up
  • 38:00 The black box warning on the Vitamin K shot and what it means
  • 40:06 How oral drops differ from the Vitamin K short
  • 43:26 Why Courtney says no to swaddling
  • 47:13 What retained reflexes are and how they impact your baby
  • 49:23 What cosleeping looks like for Courtney and her baby
  • 56:37 The optimal seating positions for babies
  • 1:00:27 Navigating baby-led weaning
  • 1:03:08 Why Courtney doesn’t shower every day
  • 1:07:45 Allowing your baby’s emotions to flow

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Guest Bio:

Dr. Courtney Kahla attended chiropractic school at Parker University and became passionate about serving families. She specializes in fertility, preconception, prenatal, pediatric, women’s health, and whole family wellness with additional training and certifications from the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association).

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