Podcast

This 16 minute video is fascinating and informative. I think pregnant mamas will really appreciate what scientist and mother, Annie Murphy Paul has to say about fetal development within the womb. SIDE NOTE: Here is my personal favorite bit from an interview with Annie Murphy Paul...

When I teach my Prenatal yoga classes, I like to stress the importance of creating what I like to call the tool kit for labor and delivery. This is a collection of reliable, proven pain management techniques the laboring mother can call upon to use...

After a decade of an increasing rate of infants born via Cesarean section, the numbers are now leveling off according to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1). This is exciting information for expectant parents who aim...

Among the many pain management tools one can use for labor, the birth ball is definitely a must have! The ball is extremely versatile, inexpensive and effective! Benefits of the Ball Most women instinctively start to sway or rock when seated or leaning against...

A few weeks ago, one of my students, Rachel, talked with me with about a concern: her due date. She had calculated her due date based on the knowledge of her long cycles (averaging 31 days) while her doctor used the standard 28 day cycle....

Recently after one of my Prenatal classes, a discussion formed between two students and myself; one of the women was 14 weeks, the other 25 weeks along. The students were having second thoughts about the care providers they had chosen and were thinking, at this...

To help identify if you are having SI (sacroiliac) joint pain, you can palpate your lower back and identify the sacrum- the flat part of the lower back above your tailbone. To the left and right of the sacrum is a small dimple, this...