07 Mar My Second Labor

My first labor with my son, Shay, was an epic 42 hrs. That is 42 hrs from first recognizing there was a pattern to the contractions to my baby being born. I was completely taken back and slightly traumatized both physically and mentally by the...

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17 Feb Second Stage of Labor and the Epidural: Hospitals Need To Rethink Their Guidelines

A recent article in the New York Times has sparked an important discussion about the relationship of epidural use and the length of the second stage of labor for first time mothers. In the March 2014 Obstetrics and Gynecology Journal, the study Second Stage of...

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30 Jan The Physical and Family Preparation for “Baby Sister”

I would like to give a special shout out to two ladies that are helping my husband and me as we approach the birth of baby number two and our transition from 3 to 4 people in our family. The first person that I...

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24 Jan Is There A Relationship Between Childbirth Education & A Mother’s Satisfaction With Her Birth Experience?

An interesting conversation ensued the other day with a long time student. She mentioned that she didn't really like her OB. I asked her if she was planning on have a doula to help navigate the situation since she was not completely confident with her...

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10 Dec The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy for Mothers and Children

Guest Blogger Ula Katsoulis, a PYC partner, explains Craniosacarl Therapy and its benefits for moms and children. What is Craniosacral Therapy? Craniosacral Therapy is a light, touch therapy that helps the central nervous system self-correct its dysfunction and heal naturally. The craniosacral system consists of the cranial...

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