Deep Roots Medicine offers a comprehensive approach to pediatric care that begins with pre-conception care, and gentle birthingresources and guidance. The roots of the child’s health begin in the mother and so her health before and after the birth is emphasized and optimized. Once the baby is born, we support breastfeeding and optimal nutrition. We offer counseling on vaccination and support alternative vaccination decisions made with the full knowledge of the risks and benefits. The most unique thing at Deep Roots is an emphasis on the emotional health of the children and parents. Children develop in proportion to our ability to provide a place of contact for their needs, movements, and expressions. Contact defines a style of relationship that is neither manipulative nor authoritarian, but rather connects with the feelings and expressions of the child while also providing feedback and boundaries.