The Importance of Being Earnest
When we decided to provide a publication like From Belly to Baby, we had a clear vision relating to not only the publication itself, but also the community we hoped it would be a resource for. Our mission is to provide a forum where readers can not only learn new things about health in pregnancy and beyond, but perhaps learn about different perspectives in health care. For us, it was important to not only provide information for our community, but also to empower parents to make decisions about aiming for optimal health in their families, to foster curiosity about different avenues available for health information, and to allow all of our readers to know that there is, if nothing else, choice in health care. I was thrilled to receive such strong feedback in the letters you see published in our Spring 2013 Edition, because this form of feedback helps us to ensure we are still striving to achieve our vision.
We each have to be our own best advocates and the best advocates for our children when it comes to health. No physician, chiropractor, naturopath, dentist or other health care provider will know us better than we know ourselves. There is no single "right way" to approach health, the prevention of disease or injury, or optimal wellness. We hope that as our publication matures, and we reach more readers, that we also attract more contributors of a like mind. Health and health care delivery are dynamic, ever changing, and as I like to remind my patients "a moving target." We are sincere in our desire to achieve our vision and our mission, and look forward to the feedback that we get! So thank you to everyone who contributes, whether as a reader or a columnist, and best of health to you.
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- Optimal Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mothers
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- Empowering Women to Care for Themselves and their Family
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