Author: Deb

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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08 Jun U.S. Birth Practices: Are They Traumatizing Our Women?

In a recent Teacher Training weekend, one of the trainees opened up about a conversation she had with her father. When she started to share some of her new ideas of involving less intervention and trusting the woman’s innate ability to birth, her father expressed...

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17 May Mommybites: Are You With the Right Doctor?

Who and how you choose your care provider will greatly effect the outcome of your birth. Many women choose to stay with the OB/GYN they have used for years for gynecological purposes, and do not seek out another provider. Other women may ask a friend...

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29 Apr Having the Birth You Want: Are You Setting Yourself Up For Success?

I recently attended a moving and incredibly supportive workshop for expectant parents and birth workers about VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and cesarean births. Choices in Childbirth, a well respected childbirth advocacy group, gathered a versatile group of speakers including VBAC moms, Sarah Pancake- a...

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13 Apr Tuesday Tip! Water!

As the warmer days are finally upon us, it is important to stay hydrated, especially for new moms and moms-to- be. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Pregnant mamas: Did you know dehydration can cause early contractions? It is recommended to drink eight 8 ounces...

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12 Apr Your Birthing History

Last night, a friend and I were discussing the different factors that help shape one’s perception of birth. There are so many influences that come into play: depictions of labor and birth in movies and TV, friends reliving their birth stories and family members sharing...

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