Pregnancy

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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07 Mar Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders with Paige Bellenbaum of the Motherhood Center

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with licensed social worker and Program Director of the Motherhood Center of New York, Paige Bellenbaum.  This deeply honest and moving discussion needs to be heard and discussed with all expectant women, partners and...

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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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20 Feb Crunchy Radish founder Miranda Hammer on Nutrition for the New Mama

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with founder of the CrunchyRadish.com, registered dietitian, and natural foods chef Miranda Hammer.  We discuss nutrition, food preferences and aversions during pregnancy, and how to get optimal nutrition for mom and baby.  We also...

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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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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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06 Oct Community Birth Stories with Chantal Eder

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with new mother and yoga teacher, Chantal Eder. We discus the the challenges and joys of pregnancy and new motherhood. Chantal also opens up about her surprisingly unique birth and processing the experience. New...

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16 Sep “Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?” Author Claire Mysko

In this episode of "Yoga | Birth | Babies," I speak with author of the book, "Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?" and executive director of the National Eating Disorder Association, Claire Mysko.  Claire and I talk openly about the struggles many women face...

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04 Aug Plus Size Pregnancy with Bebo Mia founders Bianca Sprague & Natasha Marchand

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Bebo Mia founders, Bianca Sprague and Natasha Marchand.   Bianca, Natasha and I discuss the misconceptions and assumptions women of size face when entering motherhood.  We talk openly about “fat shaming” and how plus size moms...

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