Author: Deb

01 Apr Talking Openly and Honestly With Your Care Provider

For years I have been advocating for women to have an open and honest relationship with their care provider, both before and during labor. Needless to say, I was surprised that I had such a hard time communicating with my midwife when I...

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24 Mar Yoga In the First Trimester

"Should I practice yoga during my 1st trimester?" is a question that I am asked quite frequently. Like so many pregnancy topics, you'll come across a variety of opinions and ideas, many of which conflict. One teacher I know believes it is inappropriate...

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11 Mar Practice Makes Perfect – Even Practicing for Labor!

Theory may not always translate into reality. I am speaking more specifically of pain management and relaxation techniques. We start all of our prenatal yoga classes with several minutes of relaxation, deep breathing and some sort of pranayama or relaxation exercise. Many...

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04 Mar Understanding Labor Induction

The particular event that inspired me to write this blog occurred last week. I was teaching a private childbirth education when we approached the subject of induction. My student is a second time mother, and she mentioned that she was thinking of getting...

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24 Feb The Pregnant Teacher

I promised myself that as I progressed further along in my pregnancy, I would try to strike a balance in my blogs between sharing my personal insight and continuing the educational intention of this blog. Today, you get a commentary from me! I...

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17 Feb What is the Difference Between a Postpartum Doula & Baby Nurse?

When I first announced to my mom that I was pregnant, she was so excited and soon proudly said, "I am going to offer you exactly what my mother offered me after Craig (my brother) was born. A baby nurse!" I graciously said...

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