Author: Deb

21 Apr Explanation of Fetal Positions; What Poses Are Beneficial and What Poses Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy

The cervix is opened by the baby’s head pushing against it with each contraction. You can visualize this action by picturing the cervix as a turtle neck sweater through which the head is slowly emerging. Ideally, to push the cervix open most effectively,...

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15 Apr Eating During Labor

Labor is probably not the time you will be requesting a huge steak dinner, but it is a good idea to continue to nourish your body. Not eating during labor may reduce your energy, increase your fatigue and decrease your ability to deal with...

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17 Mar Elective Surgery: Nose Job. Breast Augmentation. Cesarean????

True story: I had the misfortune of bad timing the other day in the bathroom at the UWS Loews Theater, overhearing a brief conversation between two very pregnant women. The conversation went something like this: “When are you due?” “March 20th, but I’m having my c-section on...

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08 Feb Playing the Field

Last weekend I did a private in-home childbirth education class with one of my students and her husband. It was really more of a refresher class, since she has already given birth to two beautiful children. I asked her a bit about her...

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