12 Aug The Natural C-section

The term "Natural Cesarean" recently came up in conversation with one of our teachers here at Prenatal Yoga Center. My first reaction was, "Really? How does that work? It seems impossibly cruel to cut into a woman without anesthesia!" The concept intrigued me, so I...

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14 Jul Doula Do’s and Don’ts

Lately, I've been struggling with some of the stories I hear regarding appropriate vs. inappropriate behavior from labor support doulas. While I am not currently taking on any births, I was an active doula for almost 10 years and have tremendous respect and admiration for...

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17 Jun Super Simple Birth Plan!

I have often heard of nurses and doctors rolling their eyes when a laboring mom comes waddling into the Labor and Delivery unit clutching a multi-page birth plan. I do think it is beneficial for the parents-to-be to educate themselves and explore all the...

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06 Jun Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Body Image

I have never had the healthiest body image, and pregnancy and postpartum have definitely tested my sanity in terms of how I look and feel. During my first pregnancy, I was somewhere around 20 weeks when I "popped." I was relieved that I passed...

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02 May Are Your Birth Options Slipping Away?

I recently had a very lively discussion with my friends and expectant first time parents, Denise and Shai. The conversation revolved around the idea that there is often a feeling of having to defend oneself against one's care provider or hospital. It is a fight...

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