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12 Jan Defending The Doula

A few nights ago, I was quietly lying in bed reading when I stumbled upon the article, "More Doulas Can Help Lower the Cost of Childbirth.  There's Just One Problem," by Elissa Strauss on Slate.com.  I was intrigued and excited that an article supporting the...

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11 Nov Is Your Fitness & Yoga Routine Helping or Hindering Your Birth?

One of my students recently forwarded me a link to a very pregnant yogini doing extremely advance yoga poses.  She asked me my thoughts on this trend.  I have to admit, this is something I have been noticing in social media and I am quite...

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10 Nov Preparation and Acceptance for the Birth of a Mama: Andrea’s Birth Experience

By Andréa Takacs-Carvalho (thegaiahealer on Instagram) My son's birth story started on the day I met my husband. Previously, I had no desire to be a mother. I never heard the ticking of a biological clock. I also had a great fear of making the same mistakes my parents did....

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29 Sep Tuesday Tip: Body Work!

In conjunction with a exercise, healthy diet and good prenatal care during pregnancy, body work can really add to a woman’s positive pregnancy and birth experience.  Body work can not only help ease and relieve pregnancy related issues but can also help prepare the mom’s...

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10 Sep Too Tight or Too Loose- What is Going On With Your Pelvic Floor?

[caption id="attachment_17608" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Copyright © Kenhub (www.kenhub.com) ; Illustrator: Liene Znotina[/caption]     Perhaps I should stop using the word "Kegel" when referring to pelvic floor work.  I think the reason I still use this word is because most everyone knows the basic idea of the area...

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17 Aug Deb’s Book Club and Book List!

[embed]https://youtu.be/E9F6pNkD90w[/embed] It's time for a book club! We're revisiting a post from 2010, but this time I want to delve back into these books with the PYC community. We'll be reading one book a month, starting with Ina May's Guide To Childbirth. At the end of the month...

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04 Aug Tuesday Tip: Remember You Are Still You- Not Just “Mommy”.

All of a sudden, you are no longer being called by your first name by anyone!  Even the guy at the deli is remarking on how cute your new baby is and calling you, “Mommy”.  Yes, you have birthed a baby, you have a new...

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