Author: Deb

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...

Not long ago, I was speaking with a friend about her experience right after her babies were born. She confided in me that she suffered from postpartum depression and started to tell me her story. I asked her if she would be willing...

It is quite ironic that I started this blog prior to the labor and delivery of my son, and now I am in the midst of dealing (and healing!) with pelvic floor problems postpartum. I was originally drawn to this subject matter because so many...

I am a very good example that prenatal yoga will not necessarily guarantee you a shorter labor, but can offer you tools to get through whatever your labor turns out to be. I could not have gotten through my labor without the support of...

After teaching a postnatal class two weeks ago, a few of the mothers and I began talking about breastfeeding, and the support one may need during that period. One mother, Dina, who was bottle feeding, shared her story about why she was no longer breastfeeding. "About...

Recently I stumbled across an interesting article from The Journal of Perinatal Education titled "New Study Finds First-time Mothers Could Benefit from Postpartum Preparation" The article explains, first-time mothers want more information about how a newborn will impact their lives. Thirty-five percent did not feel...

Stretch marks: much to my dismay and efforts, they have invaded my belly region. For months I have been slathering on creams and lotions that promised to help prevent stretch marks and then one morning - last Thursday to be exact - I woke up...

This afternoon my husband and I are going to visit and interview a potential pediatrician. At first, I was a confused and overwhelmed about what kind of questions to ask. After a little thought and some help from my "Mom-friends", I complied a...

I am probably a bit biased about the importance of taking a childbirth education class given I am a certified Lamaze teacher. Given that, I am always surprised when a student asks me if this is something she and her partner really need to...

I feel very fortunate that I have a fair amount of control over my work schedule (just one of the perks of owning my own business!). I have decided that at 37 weeks pregnant I will slow my schedule down and stop teaching my...