Author: Deb

29 Jan Early C-Section Carries Risks, Study Finds

I just recently came across a wonderfully informative article, Early C-Section Carries Risks, Study Finds by Keith Winstein in the Wall Street Journal about a study recently conducted and published in The New England Journal of Medicine about the risks of early elective cesarean births....

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16 Jan Squatting Births

Inspired by what I saw on my bike trip through Vietnam, since returning I have been obsessed with incorporating more squatting poses into my prenatal yoga classes. I have long been fascinated by the incredible ease with which many people from other cultures (particularly...

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03 Dec New Study: Doula Care Lowers Cesarean Rate

I love when a study comes out that supports normal, healthy birth. This fall's edition of The Journal of Perinatal Education features the article "Doula Care For Middle-Class Women With Male Partners Substantially Lowers Cesarean Rates". The article describes a recent study that...

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18 Nov Choice and Safety of Home Birth: An Ongoing Discussion

There was a flurry of e-mails in my inbox earlier this week as the teacher trainees were very excitedly passing on an article from the NY Times on home birth. The article, Baby, You're Home, discusses the upward trend of home births, the practicality...

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23 Oct 10 Helpful Hints for Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum

Please enjoy this list of 10 healthful hints for pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Much of this information is gathered from friends, students, hands-on experience, mentors and teachers. I strongly believe in learning from others, so please feel free to pass this along to...

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06 Oct Get To Know Your Muscles ‘Way Down There’: The Importance of Kegels

It is a given that in a yoga class we will likely do downward facing dog, warrior two and savasana. But one exercise that is unique to a prenatal or postnatal yoga class is a round or two of pelvic floor exercises, also know...

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15 Sep Prenatal Yoga May Result in Less Labor Pain, Shorter Labor

For years I have been asked to substantiate with a clinical study the idea that prenatal yoga helps pregnant women during labor. So you can imagine my excitement when I was reading from the Journal of Perinatal Education and found this article doing just that....

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