01 Oct TED Talk on Cord Clamping

If you have any questions about the benefits of delayed cord clamping, watch this very informative TED Talk. It is fascinating and exciting to learn of how this simple 90 second delay at birth can so greatly benefit your newborn baby. For those who...

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20 Sep Baby #2 Is On Her Way and Boy is it Different Than Before!

Wow! Is this pregnancy different from my first! Just the other day, I was walking into Shay's school (Shay is my very active 2 year old) when a former student saw me and asked if I was pregnant. It actually took me a moment to...

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09 Sep Pregnancy and Heartburn

Why do pregnant women tend to suffer from acid reflux and heartburn? Because of the increase in progesterone, which is the hormone responsible for relaxing the smooth muscles throughout the body, the sphincter at the base of the esophagus may not close as tightly as before...

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06 Aug TED TALK Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we’re born

This 16 minute video is fascinating and informative. I think pregnant mamas will really appreciate what scientist and mother, Annie Murphy Paul has to say about fetal development within the womb. SIDE NOTE: Here is my personal favorite bit from an interview with Annie Murphy Paul...

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01 Aug Building Your “Tool Kit” for Labor

When I teach my Prenatal yoga classes, I like to stress the importance of creating what I like to call “the tool kit for labor and delivery.” This is a collection of reliable, proven pain management techniques the laboring mother can call upon to use...

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25 Jul 5 Ways to Help Avoid a Cesarean

After a decade of an increasing rate of infants born via Cesarean section, the numbers are now leveling off according to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1). This is exciting information for expectant parents who aim...

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