Author: Deb

29 Sep Tuesday Tip: Body Work!

In conjunction with a exercise, healthy diet and good prenatal care during pregnancy, body work can really add to a woman’s positive pregnancy and birth experience.  Body work can not only help ease and relieve pregnancy related issues but can also help prepare the mom’s...

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10 Sep Too Tight or Too Loose- What is Going On With Your Pelvic Floor?

[caption id="attachment_17608" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Copyright © Kenhub (www.kenhub.com) ; Illustrator: Liene Znotina[/caption]     Perhaps I should stop using the word "Kegel" when referring to pelvic floor work.  I think the reason I still use this word is because most everyone knows the basic idea of the area...

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17 Aug Deb’s Book Club and Book List!

[embed]https://youtu.be/E9F6pNkD90w[/embed] It's time for a book club! We're revisiting a post from 2010, but this time I want to delve back into these books with the PYC community. We'll be reading one book a month, starting with Ina May's Guide To Childbirth. At the end of the month...

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04 Aug Tuesday Tip: Remember You Are Still You- Not Just “Mommy”.

All of a sudden, you are no longer being called by your first name by anyone!  Even the guy at the deli is remarking on how cute your new baby is and calling you, “Mommy”.  Yes, you have birthed a baby, you have a new...

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13 Jul The 4th Trimester: Making the Choice for Self Care With Postnatal Yoga

Originally published with Choices In Childbirth Many women find themselves surprised by the physical and emotional challenges of the “4th trimester.” This part of the journey into motherhood is often glossed over by friends and family. The focus often shifts from the pregnant mother to the...

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06 Jul Better Birth; Eliminating Intrauterine Constraint

What makes some births faster than others? Often, it is the baby’s position in the pelvis. The optimal position is when the baby is head down, with its chin in line with the birth canal, evenly tucked into its chest, and the baby’s spine is...

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22 Jun “Freezing” the Biological Clock

Guest Blogger: Ali Epstein Delaying motherhood is a common topic for discussion among women and their partners, especially in cosmopolitan areas like New York City, where ambition and high achievement are rampant, career priorities cause people to marry later and these two factors, together with the...

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15 Jun Study: Yoga During Pregnancy: Effects on Maternal Comfort, Labor Pain and Birth Outcomes.

I am a bit of a self- proclaimed geek! I love to examine studies and findings that are related to childbirth education and prenatal yoga. I spend countless hours reading Medscape, childbirth blogs, and Midwifery Today. A few years ago the Journal of Perinatal Education...

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