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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...

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. Optimal position is when the baby is head down, with its chin in line with the birth canal, evenly tucked into its chest, and its spine is in an...

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...