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In 1991, UNICEF and WHO (World Health Organization) launched the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in hopes of encouraging and educating hospitals and staff to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. Studies have indicated exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of the baby's life...

Part of my original vision in creating the Prenatal Yoga Center was to offer a space that was more than just coming in for class, unrolling your mat, doing some asana, and leaving. I wanted to offer classes that engaged the students and opened...

Guest Blogger: Our very own, Clare Friedrich! The lovely prenatal yoga teacher who teaches at Yummy Mummy on Monday nights and ArtsCetera on Tuesday night. She is one busy mama! I had the kind of pregnancy that most moms loathed me for. I...

As seen on the Lamaze Giving Birth With Confidence website I remember chatting with a friend about a month before I was due with my son about my post-baby gym routine. At that time, I was an avid morning gym goer-6:30 am spin classes- things...

For months I have been referring to my son in several of my blogs. So I thought it was time to share a few shots from my scrapbook. Thanks for viewing! [caption id="attachment_2654" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Swing time!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="300" caption="My two boys!"][/caption]...

The other day while breezing through some blogs, I came across an entry on the Lamaze Science & Sensibility blog about Vitamin D. The article explained the average person, especially breastfed babies, need additional vitamin D supplements. This concerned me, since my 9 month old...

Why are some labors long and others quick? One main factor can be the position of the baby at the onset of labor. The ideal position would be with the baby's back facing the mother's abdomen, occiput anterior (OA), with the chin tucked...

Last Monday night, I was on the panel to speak at an event following the screening of More Business Of Being Born. The event was organized by Urbanity Baby. What I appreciate most about this film is the honesty and bluntness about the...