Welcome to the Winter 2019 issue!

Each season offers us unique opportunities to engage with the world in different ways. During winter, many of us turn more inward, as the cold weather encourages us to stay inside and the short days minimize physical productivity. Winter is a time to explore ideas and our reactions to them. This is our cold weather growth.

Our present issue is a compendium. The articles that appear are timeless and are our answer to the question, “Why does birth matter?” This is an issue that will serve as a reference for years to come.

Staying the Course contains eight articles that encourage you to explore concepts relating to parenting and will leave you feeling more confident in making and living the parenting choices that are best for your family. Your discussion guide offers questions for exploring several of these articles. Pain in Labor: Your Hormones are Your Helpers, by Sarah Buckley, describes the hormones of labor. A basic understanding of these paired with suggestions for working with them will help birthing parents maximize birth experiences and outcomes.

Living the Journey, the final section, offers five articles that address the wider support communities that are vital to new families. Discussing these ideas together with other parents provides an opportunity to stretch and try on new ideas. A Way of Blessing, by GeorGina Kelly, offers an opportunity to explore traditions that we may want to incorporate into our own pregnancy and new parenting transitions..

There are endless choices to make as parents, and each feels essential. Our goal is to offer options to explore and to nourish both your curiosity and confidence as parents. The community that you create within your Pathways gathering group will take it from there.

As always, your study guide contains questions for consideration and connections to chiropractic care to stimulate conversation and offer insight.

We wish you peace and confidence in your parenting journey. While the choices are yours to make, know that you are not alone. Your Pathways community is here with you.

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