Childbirth Education

20 May Finding the Support You Need in Birth

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Stephanie Heintzele, midwife, doula, and IBCLC.  Stephanie’s vast experience as a birth worker ranges from delivering babies as a midwife in Germany to supporting women as a board certified lactation consultant.  Stephanie and...

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14 May Deserving of Better Care for Expectant and New Parents; The New ACOG Guidelines

In April 2018, ACOG, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, released a new recommended guideline for Maternal Care.  This new set of suggested protocols has the potential to vastly improve maternal health, which currently has a bleak outcome of 17.3 deaths per 100,000 live...

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27 Feb Words Matter: How Words Can Affect Your Birth

My heart melted when I read my daughter's preschool monthly newsletter. The theme this month is "The Power of words."  The lesson, the words you say have impact.  "Before you speak, think and be smart.  It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart."  Words can hurt. ...

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23 Jan Community Birth Stories with Bridget Tichar

In this episode of "Yoga | Birth | Babies" we're sharing an inspirational birth story from our community. Today's guest Bridget Tichar had a great birth and we want to share her experience to provide some inspiration and comfort for our expectant Mamas! Bridget was...

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02 Jan Informed Consent; Changing the Way Women Are Treated In Birth

We are at an interesting point in time regarding how women are being viewed and treated. A dark and heavy curtain is being drawn back, and many violent, belittling, and humiliating acts of sexual assault and harassment are coming to light. Both the political arena...

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07 Dec Informed & Implied Consent in Maternity Care with Cristen Pascucci

On this episode of "Yoga| Birth|Babies," I speak with founder of Birth Monopoly and co-creator of the Exposing the Silence Project, Cristen Pascucci.  Cristen and I have a lively conversation about informed consent and implied consent in maternity care.  This episode reveals what your rights...

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03 Dec Mom of Month: Meet Bridget Tichar!

What has surprised you most about motherhood thus far? I’m most surprised with how many other moms are now my friends! The commonality of going through pregnancy, labor, birth, and raising a child is such a unifying experience that I instantly have a connection with...

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20 Nov Could Exercise During Pregnancy Make Labor Harder? Why a fit pregnancy doesn’t always make for the best birth plan.

First published in Well Rounded NY When I was pregnant with my first baby, I worked out until I gave birth and looked like I had just stepped out of a pregnancy magazine. I only gained weight in my belly and my boobs, and I generally...

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31 Oct Mom of Month: Meet Jamie Hurwitz!

What has surprised you most about motherhood thus far? There is no “normal.” I can’t get over how different every baby is. As a brand new mom, I love having the PYC community to connect with other moms, and naturally, the conversation turns to our...

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20 Oct Induction with Dr. Rachel Reed

In this episode of  "Yoga| Birth| Babies," I speak with midwife, writer and presenter, Dr. Rachel Reed.  She speaks very candidly about medical induction and augmentation of labor.  Dr Reed explains why and how a medical induction is performed and the precautions of pitocin.  For any pregnant mother, birth...

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