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HVP March 2017

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26 Hudson Valley Parent n March 2017 mother and baby, reduction of mus- cle strain, back pain and sore feet, easing of anxiety and the reduction of swelling caused by fluid retention. Other benefits are improved sleep, stabilization of hormone levels and stable blood pressure. Because it's not possible for expectant moms to lie flat on their expanding bellies, Scarano says she uses a pregnancy body cushion on top of her regular massage table to keep prenatal massage clients com- fortable and correctly positioned. "The cushion has three separate sections that can be moved around and adjusted," Scarano says. And when the appropriate time arrives, Scarano says, she has ad- ditional help she might be able to provide through massage. "As a woman closely approaches and sometimes passes her due date, the therapist can then work on those areas and pressure points to help stimulate contractions to start so they can avoid having to be induced artificially with Pitocin," Scarano says. Licensed massage therapists will direct prospective prenatal clients to consult with their doctor first. It's also important for expecting moms to share how and what they are feeling during their first visit with 3206 Rt. 9W New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 561-5227 ORANGEPEDIATRICCARE.COM ORANGE PEDIATRIC CARE, P.C. Looking for Quality, Compassionate, Personalized Pediatric Care? Maria Bernardez, MD - Board Certifi cate, FAAP Pediatrician Favorite HUDSON VALLEY PARENT Healthcare Professionals & 2016 NEED URGENT CARE? We've got you covered! • Board Certifi ed Physicians • Fast Diagnosis and Treatment of non-life threatening illness & injury • Vaccines, X-rays, lab tests • School and Sports Physicals Open 7 days a week for your convenience No appointment necessary Most insurances accepted E x c e l - U r g e n t C a r e . c o m Fishkill 845-765-2240 Goshen 845-360-5530 Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am-4pm PRENATAL MASSAGE (Continued from Page 25) "Sometimes those little aches turn into big aches, and it can make you miserable..." MURIEL LYN MORGAN licensed massage therapist. • Brand new, state of the art facility • Digital X-rays • iPad station in the waiting room • TVs mounted on ceilings during dental work • Great kid friendly space • Always taking extra time to listen & work through fears

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