Author: Deb

I was really struck by a quote from Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer, authors of A Good Birth, A Safe Birth, who said: "If you don't know your options, you don't have any." From what I have encountered in my years of teaching, many women...

The pelvis is greatly affected during pregnancy, and it is not uncommon for the expectant mom to experience aches and pains in this area. Many times women just accept these pains as annoyances that will go away after the baby is born, which is...

Over the last week or so, many childbirth education blogs and articles have focused on Pamela Paul's latest article in TIME magazine, The Trouble With Repeat Cesareans. It is so wonderful that this important subject is receiving some attention. Paul, who happens to be...

I wanted to share some questions with you that I am asked on a regular basis: "What is the difference between a midwife and a doula? "; "Does my doctor work with my midwife?"; "Why would I choose a midwife over a doctor?"; "Isn't the...

Just the other day at the end of class several students were discussing their doctors' recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy - a very hot topic among the pregnant mamas! Some women were saying that their doctors are very lenient while others have stricter guidelines,...

I just recently came across a wonderfully informative article, Early C-Section Carries Risks, Study Finds by Keith Winstein in the Wall Street Journal about a study recently conducted and published in The New England Journal of Medicine about the risks of early elective cesarean births....

Inspired by what I saw on my bike trip through Vietnam, since returning I have been obsessed with incorporating more squatting poses into my prenatal yoga classes. I have long been fascinated by the incredible ease with which many people from other cultures (particularly...

Four years ago I was traveling through India when I came face to face (as it were) with the reality of the 'Sphincter Law'. First allow me to describe my experience, as I think that it will illustrate why Ina May Gaskin has so...