Mothering

I recently turned the corner into week 33 of my second pregnancy. What once seemed way off in the future now lies ahead like a big bright neon sign saying "Labor Impending!" Even though I have already been down this road before, there...

Guest Blogger Ula Katsoulis, a PYC partner, explains Craniosacarl Therapy and its benefits for moms and children. What is Craniosacral Therapy? Craniosacral Therapy is a light, touch therapy that helps the central nervous system self-correct its dysfunction and heal naturally. The craniosacral system consists of the cranial...

Guest Blogger Donna Takeuchi, PYC Prenatal instructor & mom, encourages students to explore and discover both on and off the mat. So much of what we do as humans is habitual. We do something a certain way because that is how we have always done...

With a national average of 30% of US births being done via cesarean section, the decision to try a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) is something many women will face. I recently sat down with Sasha, the mother of 2 year old Charlotte, who is...

Last week in Prenatal class we were discussing going into birth with an open mind and not being attached to a certain birth plan. I referred to this as having plan A, B and C in place! According to the Center of Disease Control, our...

Why is it that whenever I see a movie where a woman is in labor, the people taking care of the woman have her sit down, lie down or put her in a wheel chair? It's as if having the laboring mother walk or move...

Why do pregnant women tend to suffer from acid reflux and heartburn? Because of the increase in progesterone, which is the hormone responsible for relaxing the smooth muscles throughout the body, the sphincter at the base of the esophagus may not close as tightly as before...

A couple of months ago, a student approached me after class with some constructive feedback. She said that while the prenatal yoga class was helpful in reducing her lower back pain, she found it hard to relax and enjoy the yoga because of the...