Dr. Melonie Schoenherr
Welcome to the Begin Well Co!
We are all about well fed babies, well adjusted moms, and well supported families.
Our top priority is equipping pregnant mamas (and their families) with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully breastfeed BEFORE baby arrives! The cornerstone of this company is identifying and treating the root cause of any breastfeeding issues (and therefore eliminating future health concerns) using gentle chiropractic care.
Well adjusted babes, moms, and families is my mission. Gentle, trauma-informed, IBCLC-trained, chiropractic care from a fellow mom is how I do it.
This is the end of “I wish I would have known”
and the start of every family beginning well.
Well fed babies need mamas who know exactly how much, how often and how long baby will need to breastfeed. And we want to equip you with this information BEFORE baby arrives!
Everyday in my office I’m debunking myths like:
If breastfeeding doesn’t come naturally, I’m doing it wrong
Breastfeeding is all or nothing
Breastfeeding is a pass or fail test
Formula is my only supplementation option
Hard = bad
Breastfeeding IS our first amazing opportunity to stop neurological, developmental, and health issues before they even begin!
Getting to the root cause of breastfeeding/latch issues so babies can be WELL FED is my passion.
Chiropractic does not cure anything. *gasp*
I do not “adjust-out” migraines, low back pain, latch issues, colic, or even sensory issues. Instead, I detect and measure where stress is turned all the way up (or exhausted) in the body and then remove the interference so your brain can actually communicate to the body!
Chiropractic ALLOWS your body to heal itself.
Everyone can benefit from chiropractic but I’m here to make sure that expecting couples know how to prevent the common (not normal) things that parents think they "just have to deal with”.
How do I do this? Well, we start by adjusting pregnant moms (because mom’s nervous system affects baby’s nervous system!!). Aside from easing the aches and pains that come along with pregnancy, prenatal adjustments allow mom’s pelvis to be in proper alignment so that baby can be in an optimal position for the easiest and fastest deliveries...and who doesn’t want that?!
There’s no such thing as too young or too small for a chiropractic adjustment. In addition to getting to the root cause of breastfeeding issues, babies are adjusted for relief of colic, ear infections, constipation, and reflux in hopes that it doesn't cascade into tonsillitis, sleep apnea, missed milestones, allergies and asthma.
TRUE support means being a client’s first stop, not just their last resort.
I should probably buy stock in kleenex. At this point I’m not sure which room in my office has had the most tears shed in it. These tears come from mamas who have finally found the support they’ve been looking for.
Finding someone who will actually listen
Babies born sleeping
Babies that seem “broken”
Guilt about how hard motherhood is while still wanting nothing more
Behind every hard story, there is a miracle story I could tell you about.
Support can’t come from just one person, so networking with the local birth community is a top priority of mine. One thing is for sure, creating a healthy support system starts BEFORE baby arrives!