Author: Deb

02 Sep CNN Article: Ripple effect seen from rising C-sections in first-time moms

Please take a moment to watch this video and read the article about the alarming upward trend in C-sections for first time mothers. Ripple effect seen from rising C-sections in first-time moms One in three first-time moms are now delivering their babies by Caesarean section, according...

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09 Jul Catching Some Great Zzzzzs

I can honestly say that one of my greatest pleasures is a good night's sleep. When I get those precious 8 hours, I am like a new person: calm, rested, clear headed and energetic. Unfortunately, this is a rare occurrence. Several years ago...

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16 Jun Due Day? Due Week? Due Month?

Ah..the due date. The question everyone always asks. "When are you due?" Of course this day is then circled, highlighted and little stars are drawn around it on your calendar. It is so easy for the awaiting mother (and not...

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04 Jun Labor Pains: Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

A main component of the prenatal yoga class is the exploration of pain management and relaxation techniques that can be used during labor and delivery. My favorite (and most effective) exercise is the mock contraction. This is a 60 second wall squat that is meant...

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28 May 5 Questions To Ask BEFORE Your Birth

As recently seen on Mindful Mama As a doula, I've heard this lament time and time again: "I received the name of my doctor from a friend, and if I had known what to ask, I probably would have switched doctors a long time ago. Now...

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29 Apr ACTION ALERT: Save Home Birth in New York

(Just received this from Choices In Childbirth!) We need your help! At midnight tomorrow, April 30th, the majority of New York City's home birth midwives will no longer be able to practice legally. Unless immediate action is taken by the Governor and the NYS...

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