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02 Mar No Need to Be So Handsy

Ask any pregnant or laboring woman if they appreciated getting routine vaginal exams to check progress. During pregnancy, unless the mother is experiencing preterm labor, checking dilation will not change the manner in which the care provider manages the woman’s labor.  During labor, routine vaginal...

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03 Jan Do’s and Don’ts for Doulas: Understanding Scope of Practice

Today's conversation was inspired by a webinar I did with the Birth Institute, originally intended for birth workers. However I found the community discussion we had to be very inspiring and believe that expectant parents and birth workers alike will enjoy this episode. When it comes...

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12 Dec Birthing From Within to Ancient Map for Modern Birth, a lively conversation with Pam England

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Pam England, author of Birthing From Within and Ancient Map for Modern Birth. This lively conversation covers quite a bit of ground- Pam and I discuss how Birthing From Within was born, how...

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10 Oct Sleep Training with Jessica Shapley

For over fifteen years Jessica Shapley has helped hundreds of parents care for their children and themselves, by providing counseling and supportive services to groups, individuals and families. As a licensed social worker and mother of two, Jessica brings her personal and professional experience as...

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06 Sep History of Birth with Tina Cassidy

If you're curious about how your Great Grandmother's birth may have differed from yours, this is the episode for you. In today's episode Deb interviews Tina Cassidy author of Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born. Ms. Cassidy became curious about birth when...

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16 May 5 Ways I Have Remained (Somewhat) Sane As a Mother

BY GWEN HORWITZ I saw the photo this drawing is based on, taken by @daniloxton on Instagram, and aside from immediately wanting to create a drawing out of it, it also evoked so many feelings of early motherhood for me. The way the two of them are...

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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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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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