Friday, February 4, 2011

Looking to Get Involved? This May Be the Group for You!

Michiana Practitioners Network
Improving access and education on alternative health for under-served populations in our area

Improving Access to Alternative Care
- building a non-profit that fundraises to cover fees for alternative health practitioners- working to build relationships with local clinics/hospitals to make referrals from under-served populations
- educating local clinics/hospitals and clients about the benefits of alternative health options (ie doula, massage, reiki, yoga, herbology, etc).Encouraging “Healthy” Gift-giving and Care- a source where people in the community can find information on participating practitioners and their services.- a centralized way for people to buy gift certificates or create a gift registry for doula and massage services, etc.- education/outreach/marketing to promote the idea of giving these services as gifts and using them on gift registries.
Please contact Nicole Bauman if you are interested in pursuing these conversations, or if you are a practitioner with interest in joining the Network at 574 536 0225 or
"The Michiana Practitioners Network was birthed out of Karissa Loewen's vision of building her doula and massage business while also providing more accessible, affordable care and education about alternative health and wellness to otherwise marginalized and under-served populations. Karissa began sharing her dreams with friend and fellow doula Nicole Bauman, and they decided to begin inviting others to brainstorm ways in which they might collectively move the project forward. These two women are hoping to gather with area practitioners over the next several months to continue to define their vision and to begin to lay out next steps. All are welcome to join this movement; please see the attached documents for more details, or be in touch if you are interested in participating!"
For meeting dates, times, locations and updates join them on Facebook:!/home.php?sk=group_128771413845868&ap=1

Webster Technique Informational Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 15 · 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Natural Health Family Chiropractic, 601 E. Bristol St., Elkhart, IN
More Info Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, Feb 11. Call 574-262-4402 or Email:
~ Refreshments will be provided ~

The following is what Stephanie Price had to say about Chiropractic, her experience with Dr. Lindholm and the Webster Technique:
"As a childbirth educator and birth attendant, I strongly emphasize to clients the importance of optimal fetal positioning to help lay a good foundation for birthing. Professional chiropractic care seems to be an essential component to helping babies adopt optimal positions - heads down, anterior. I have worked with at least a dozen women who have had persistently posterior or, even, breech babies who have visited the chiropractor during their pregnancies with great success at helping their babies to move into better positions, thereby avoiding unnecessary pain, interventions and surgeries during birth. My first baby was a surprise breech, born then by cesarean section nearly two weeks early. I did not know then about chiropractic manipulation. My second baby was breech from weeks 28 to about 34. Highly conscientious about her position, I visited the chiropractor regularly. He discovered subluxation in my sacral area, something that likely was causing the baby to be constrained and thus remain breech. After consistent visits to the chiropractor, who performed the Webster Technique, my baby turned vertex and remained so. After only about 6 hours of straightforward, active labor, my daughter was born in a perfect anterior position. That birth - my first VBAC - was transformative to me and furthered my commitment to help mothers do all they can to facilitate pelvic health. Chiropractic care was exponentially less expensive than surgery would have been - and painless!"