Podcast 069: What is “Floating” and How it Can Help During Pregnancy | Kirsten Gerrish & Lena Kilic

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My guests on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” are Kirsten Gerrish, CDM and Lena Kilic, CDM. They are midwives, owners of Heritage Birth Center and owners of Float Alaska, the state’s largest float center. Their philosophy of birth, Mother-Led Care, is working to change the paradigm around birth.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why “Floating” in a tank with 800 pounds of Epson salt can be good for you in pregnancy and why they incorporated it into their birthing center
  2. how Floating can help muscle cramps, swelling, baby positioning as well as much needed pain relief and relaxation during pregnancy
  3. when a woman should NOT float during pregnancy and how soon after birth they can start up again for postpartum healing

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About Kirsten Gerrish and Lena Kilic:

Kirsten Gerrish, CDM and Lena Kilic, CDM are midwives, owners of Heritage Birth Center and owners of Float Alaska, the state’s largest float center. Their philosophy of birth, Mother-Led Care, is working to change the paradigm around birth.

Believing that everyone deserves exceptional care in their pregnancy, they introduced floating to their practice in 2015 and have been thrilled at the results. Float Alaska has grown into a wellness center offering EFT, hypnosis and massage, all with a focus on creating a more healthy pregnancy and healing past birth trauma.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.