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17 Nov Does Birth Happen In the Brain?

“You birth between your ears, not your legs”, a statement made by internationally recognized expert on water birth and gentle birth, Barbara Harper, rang in my head long after our podcast interview was over.  For years, I subscribed to midwife, Ina May Gaskin’s theory “Let...

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14 Sep Why Take Childbirth Education OUTSIDE the Hospital

Since I first opened the doors for Prenatal Yoga Center, childbirth education classes has been a staple of our foundation and offerings.  For years, thousands of couples have attended these classes in preparation for their upcoming birth.  From time to time, there will be an...

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16 Aug Prenatal Yoga: A Passage Way to Empowerment

Originally published on Endangered Bodies While the inspiration to first step onto the yoga mat may come from the popularity of prenatal yoga or a suggestion from the care provider, the experience of yoga, for many women is often far deeper than simply a good stretch...

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04 Aug My Water Broke, Now What…and Other Things To Think About!

Not long ago, a student returned to postnatal yoga after having giving birth to her first child.  I love seeing the mothers returning with their yummy new babies and hearing about the birth experience.  This one mother, upon telling me her birth story, laughed slightly...

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27 Jul Postpartum Depression

Not long ago, I was speaking with a friend about her experience right after her babies were born. She confided in me that she suffered from postpartum depression and started to tell me her story. I asked her if she would be willing to share...

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18 Jul How America Fails New Parents — and Their Babies | Jessica Shortall | TED Talks

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQ1eaZH-J8#action=share[/embed] I urge all new and expectant mothers and parters to take a moment and listen to this TED talk.  While the topic of the US's sad state of maternity leave is not necessarily new, the way Jessica Shortall deliveries this heart wrenching and thought provoking...

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08 Jul Understanding the Model of Care : Doctor and the Midwife

This article originally appeared on Mommybites.com, November, 11th 2015. For many women there seems to be some confusion over the difference between the practice and role of a midwife versus that of a doctor. While there are some overlapping areas for OBs and midwives, such as they...

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20 Jun The MUST Have Talk BEFORE Birth!

Published in International Doula, Volume 17, Issue 4 2009 Recently I was at a couple's apartment doing a private childbirth education class. We went through quite a bit of information that covered everything from pain management techniques to understanding the different stages of labor to how...

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23 May Asking Permission To Birth Your Baby?!?

About 12 years ago, while I was earning my doula certifications, I attended a birth that had such an impact on me, the situation still lingers with me to this day.  To complete the doula program, I was required to attend three births and then...

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