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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...

[caption id="attachment_17608" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Copyright © Kenhub (www.kenhub.com) ; Illustrator: Liene Znotina[/caption]     Perhaps I should stop using the word "Kegel" when referring to pelvic floor work.  I think the reason I still use this word is because most everyone knows the basic idea of the area...

[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...

In the past few years I have come to appreciate all the uses and benefits of magnesium sulfate, aka Epsom salt. First off, I must stress, Epsom salts are sometimes recommended as a laxative; this purpose is NOT appropriate for pregnancy. With that usage off...

What makes some births faster than others? Often, it is the baby’s position in the pelvis. The optimal position is when the baby is head down, with its chin in line with the birth canal, evenly tucked into its chest, and the baby’s spine is...

Guest Blogger: Ali Epstein Delaying motherhood is a common topic for discussion among women and their partners, especially in cosmopolitan areas like New York City, where ambition and high achievement are rampant, career priorities cause people to marry later and these two factors, together with the...

In a recent Teacher Training weekend, one of the trainees opened up about a conversation she had with her father. When she started to share some of her new ideas of involving less intervention and trusting the woman’s innate ability to birth, her father expressed...