01 Apr Life After Baby: The Fairy Tale and the Reality

I clearly remember the vision I had of what my maternity leave with my first baby was going to be like. It was the first time in my adult life that I would be away from work - well teaching at least- for an extended...

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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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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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06 Jan Conscious Relaxation

I recently turned the corner into week 33 of my second pregnancy. What once seemed way off in the future now lies ahead like a big bright neon sign saying "Labor Impending!" Even though I have already been down this road before, there...

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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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