Podcast

For the mother to be, pregnancy can feel like a constant state of awareness of phyisical and emotional change. This sometimes leaves the partner feeling more like a witness to the pregnancy experience and perhaps a little left out. In class we often include some...

In the movies and on TV, laboring women are often depicted as panting, sweaty and sucking on ice chips. Luckily, that image can finally change! After years of food and fluid intake being restricted for women in labor, there has been a closer scientific look...

It seems there has been a small explosion of pregnancy, parenting and baby articles in the news recently. I wanted to connect our community with a few I think are worth your time. Happy reading! Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains The...

Last weekend in our Prenatal yoga teacher training, we were discussing the homework the students were asked to complete. They were to write an essay on labor induction and the rise of cesarean births in our country. Though the sources varied, all the students arrived...

This week we celebrate Earth Day! But why not make honoring the earth and a commitment to healthy living a daily event? Here are a few ideas to help you and your baby live a clean, health and green life! The Diaper Debate There are several diaper...

What is Meconium? This thick, blackish-green tar like substance is considered your baby's first stool. Meconium is created from the combination of amniotic fluid, lunugo, mucus, bile, and shed cells that line your baby's intestines throughout your pregnancy. It usually does not pass...

Here is just a brief email I received from one of our students. Please enjoy her positive voice. Hi Deb - I am writing to you from the hospital where my son born yesterday. I am the talk of the labor and delivery ward! Why...

I recently met with a couple for a private childbirth education class. When we started to talk about birth plans, the mama-to-be told me that her doctor didn't want her to write a birth plan. I asked her why and she said that her...