Author: Deb

21 Mar Who Do You Want With You During Labor?

Renowned midwife, Ina May Gaskin, describes a phenomena called the Sphincter Law in her book Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. While it may sound funny, there is much truth to this theory, especially in relationship to birth. Here are some of the basics of her...

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01 Mar Have A Better Birth; Take Childbirth Education!

In the hecticness of planning for the arrival of a new baby, taking a formal Childbirth Education Class (CBE) sometimes get put on the back burner and forgotten about. A new study published in The Journal of Perinatal Education sites the positive birth experiences of...

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26 Feb Guest blogger Rachel Cedar: The Bedtime Routine Star Chart

Rachel Cedar is the founder of You Plus 2 Parenting & Beyond the Basics of Toddler Development who regularly teaches workshops at the Prenatal Yoga Center. She specializes in helping expectant and new second time parents and parents of toddlers navigate the challenging and often...

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20 Feb Dying to Have a Baby?! US is ranked 50!

Take a close look at this chart about maternal mortality and you will see the sad fact that the US is ranked 50 in the world! Despite the fact that the US spends more on health care per capita than any other nation in...

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09 Feb Considering Induction, Know Your Bishop Score

If you are considering an elective induction or facing a medical induction with some wiggle room for negotiating a few more days before the induction is determined, it may be helpful to know your Bishop Score. Basically, the Bishop Score is a calculation of 5...

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29 Jan 3 Common Aches and Pains of Pregnancy and How to Address Them

Many women encounter some sort of discomfort during their pregnancy. Here are a few examples of common issues and how to find relief. Edema Most women experience some amount of swelling during pregnancy, especially during these hot summer months! This is mainly due to...

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