Birth

06 Feb Pushing Power: Understanding the 2nd Stage of Labor

The pushing stage of labor rarely looks as it does in the movies! Did you know there are so many other options to birth a baby then flat on your back with you legs thrown up to the ceiling and pushing like your face is...

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30 Jan Healing After Birth: Recovering from Birth Trauma

Between 25 and 34 per cent of women report that their births were traumatic. Given this staggering number, how many of these people have the support or tools to safely heal and recover from their birth experience? In this episode of Yoga | Birth |...

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23 Jan Finding Birth Flow within a Hospital Setting

Birth has so many unknowns including not fully knowing the scenario and care provider you will be encountering upon entering a hospital or birth center. Common situations are bound to arise that may derail the laboring person’s birth flow/physiology. It is important to have tools...

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21 Nov Pain, Suffering, & Trauma In Labor

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I had the pleasure of speaking with world renowned author and birth authority, Penny Simkin. We spoke of the important topic of pain versus suffering, how women’s satisfaction and memory of their birth has a direct...

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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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