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11 Feb Choose Wisely. Your Provider’s Anxiety Level Can Influence Your Birth

I have this weird fascination with people watching. Being a New Yorker for the past 17 years, I am endlessly entertained at slyly observing all the vast and diverse population around me. I am intrigued by body language, verbal patterns and general presence. During my...

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15 Dec British Regulator Urges Home Births Over Hospitals for Uncomplicated Pregnancies

New guidelines from Britain's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence are now advising low risk women with uncomplicated pregnancies to consider birthing at home with a trained midwife. This would effect approximately 45% of pregnant women. A government financed 2011 study carried...

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12 Dec Yoga in the 3rd trimester

Once you turn the corner into your third trimester, you may notice the pregnancy "honeymoon" is over. Your baby's growth is accelerating and you may be experiencing a whole new batch of aches and pains. Yoga within the third trimester focuses on preparing the body...

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17 Nov Undisturbed Birth

Several weeks ago, I attended an all day birth lecture with Australian doctor, Sarah Buckley. Dr Buckley, a trained medical professional, author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, mother of 4 and well respected birth advocate, presented a fascinating lecture called, "Undisturbed Birth: The Science...

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25 Sep Reflection, Renewal, Rebirth

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This holiday encompasses the reflection of the year past, introspection of challenges overcome and desire for a sweet and resolved new year ahead. My personal relationship with Rosh Hashanah is very complex. It was on the eve...

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