Birth

08 Aug Birth With Confidence

“All birthing people will face a crisis of confidence at some point during a physiological labor.”  This one powerful discussion point still sticks out in my mind from my juicy conversation with childbirth educator, doula and counsellor, Rhea Dempsey. In this episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies,...

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04 Jul Healing from Traumatic Birth with Nancy Wainer

In the U.S., 45.5% of women reported a traumatic birth according to the DSM-IV ( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and the Listening To Mother’s III Survey, which includes more than 1500 women, exposed 56% of the participants met the criteria for depression...

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10 Jun Epidural 101 with Dr. Claire Sandberg

An epidural is a very familiar term for most, but how much knowledge do people have about it?  In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with anesthesiologist and yoga teacher, Claire Sandberg.  Claire breaks down common myths and misconceptions about epidural...

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14 May Deserving of Better Care for Expectant and New Parents; The New ACOG Guidelines

In April 2018, ACOG, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, released a new recommended guideline for Maternal Care.  This new set of suggested protocols has the potential to vastly improve maternal health, which currently has a bleak outcome of 17.3 deaths per 100,000 live...

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18 Apr VBAC Facts Founder Jen Kamel

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with the founder of VBAC Facts, Jen Kamel.  Jen and I go deep into myths and misconceptions about VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and ways to advocate for the birth you want. This episode is...

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27 Feb Words Matter: How Words Can Affect Your Birth

My heart melted when I read my daughter's preschool monthly newsletter. The theme this month is "The Power of words."  The lesson, the words you say have impact.  "Before you speak, think and be smart.  It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart."  Words can hurt. ...

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02 Jan Informed Consent; Changing the Way Women Are Treated In Birth

We are at an interesting point in time regarding how women are being viewed and treated. A dark and heavy curtain is being drawn back, and many violent, belittling, and humiliating acts of sexual assault and harassment are coming to light. Both the political arena...

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03 Dec Mom of Month: Meet Bridget Tichar!

What has surprised you most about motherhood thus far? I’m most surprised with how many other moms are now my friends! The commonality of going through pregnancy, labor, birth, and raising a child is such a unifying experience that I instantly have a connection with...

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20 Nov Could Exercise During Pregnancy Make Labor Harder? Why a fit pregnancy doesn’t always make for the best birth plan.

First published in Well Rounded NY When I was pregnant with my first baby, I worked out until I gave birth and looked like I had just stepped out of a pregnancy magazine. I only gained weight in my belly and my boobs, and I generally...

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02 Nov Life After Loss, A Story of Miscarriage and Moving Forward

By guest blogger, Michelle W. Canarick, Ph. D. The day before my mother’s birthday I was 12-weeks pregnant and my husband and I sat in the waiting room of the sonogram area of the hospital. I don’t know what we were doing...

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