Author: Deb

The average pregnant woman is very capable of a doing a challenging asana practice that can build confidence and stamina. However, it is important to strike a balance by also practicing gentler, more restful poses that teach her how to soften and surrender when she...

There are so many things to consider and learn about when preparing for your upcoming birth. Newborn procedures may not be high on the list. If that is the case for you, here is a brief run down of what you may expect...

Recently, an expectant mother asked me about changing care providers so that she could give birth in the Birth Center at St. Lukes/Roosevelt. I gave her a list of midwives and OBs that practice in the Birth Center. Unfortunately, she was already 27...

After last night's class, a new student asked me about some of the poses we had practiced. She was confused that we did some twisting poses because she thought that twisting was off limits during pregnancy. She also told me how good it...

Today B.K.S Iyengar turns 93. For those that are unfamiliar with this remarkable man, he is the founder of the yoga style Iyengar yoga. I have been a practitioner of Iyengar yoga for about 7 years. This style, more than any so far,...

The World Health Organization recommends that the cesarean section rate should range between 5-10% for a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. So why is the national rate hovering over 30%, and what can be done to help lower this sky rocketing epidemic? ...

For many women, the birth of their baby is not unlike getting married. It is an experience that may have envisioned and planned in a certain way for quite a while. What happens when that vision cannot be met? It can create...

Somewhere nestled comfortably in my nausea-free second trimester I came across a couple of articles that discussed the positive effects of dark chocolate for pregnant mothers. This was a very delightful moment since I am a self proclaimed "chocoholic" and now felt rightfully justified...

There are so many decisions to consider when approaching birth. Where should you deliver? With whom should you put your trust to give you care? Which interventions do you feel comfortable with and which ones would you like to avoid? While...

There is a reason for the old saying, "It takes a village!" And in the days of my grandmother and mother, there was actually a village present to help with child rearing and birth. In the case of my mother, it wasn't the "old...