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Watch most movies or TV shows that show a hospital setting where a woman is giving birth and comments like "how dilated is she?" or "Oh, you are 10 cm, let's start pushing!" are being thrown around. So it is no wonder that many people...

A few nights ago, I was quietly lying in bed reading when I stumbled upon the article, "More Doulas Can Help Lower the Cost of Childbirth.  There's Just One Problem," by Elissa Strauss on Slate.com.  I was intrigued and excited that an article supporting the...

Since my decision to start a podcast, I have been devouring as many different podcasts I can find to learn about the different styles, themes and content.  Interestingly enough, it seems, no matter where I look, I come across Brene Brown and her discussion of...

Have you ever stopped to think about the power and ripple effect the words you say to yourself have? Recently I led a class focused on asanas that were purposely uncomfortable.  All the poses were safe, but we took long holds- about 5 or so breathes,...

In conjunction with a exercise, healthy diet and good prenatal care during pregnancy, body work can really add to a woman’s positive pregnancy and birth experience.  Body work can not only help ease and relieve pregnancy related issues but can also help prepare the mom’s...

[embed]https://youtu.be/E9F6pNkD90w[/embed] It's time for a book club! We're revisiting a post from 2010, but this time I want to delve back into these books with the PYC community. We'll be reading one book a month, starting with Ina May's Guide To Childbirth. At the end of the month...