Childbirth Education

20 Feb Meditation & Facing Birth Fear

Have you ever found yourself facing a completely different scenario in life then you were expecting? At 7 months pregnant, writer and yoga teacher Anna Gannon, found herself unexpectantly unemployed and depressed. To her complete surprise, she stumbled into meditation which became passion and career. In...

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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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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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12 Dec Understanding the ARRIVE study

The headline “The ARRIVE Trial: Induction at 39 weeks leads to lower cesarean rate” may have caught your eye in the last few months. It may have also left you confused, wondering what to do with these new findings and what does all this mean...

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31 Oct Spinning Babies Founder Gail Tully

Failure to progress is the number one reason first time mothers end up having an unplanned cesarean birth. Many times the cause of the cervix failing to open is related to the baby’s position and how is it rotating through the pelvis and applying pressure...

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19 Sep Where to take Childbirth Education

When taking a Childbirth Education class, you may assume that all the information you are receiving is given in hopes of best supporting you, the birthing person. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Depending on where you take your class, the information may not...

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23 Aug Reducing Unnecessary Cesarean Birth With Dr. Neel Shah

This week we're continuing to revisit a few of my must listen to episodes! This is such an important issue and episode, even if you did listen to the first release I would highly recommend revisiting this episode. The current US cesarean rates hover around 33%. However, the...

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15 Aug Labor Induction with Dr. Rachel Reed

Summer fun is calling, and I am taking some time off of recording new podcasts to be with my family. In the meantime, I’m re-releasing some of my favorite episodes. Enjoy! According to the Listening to Mothers iii Survey, 41% of the people indicated that their...

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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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20 May Finding the Support You Need in Birth

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Stephanie Heintzele, midwife, doula, and IBCLC.  Stephanie’s vast experience as a birth worker ranges from delivering babies as a midwife in Germany to supporting women as a board certified lactation consultant.  Stephanie and...

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