30 Apr Maternity Practices in the United States

Last weekend in our Prenatal yoga teacher training, we were discussing the homework the students were asked to complete. They were to write an essay on labor induction and the rise of cesarean births in our country. Though the sources varied, all the students arrived...

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11 Apr Meconium Happens!

What is Meconium? This thick, blackish-green tar like substance is considered your baby's first stool. Meconium is created from the combination of amniotic fluid, lunugo, mucus, bile, and shed cells that line your baby's intestines throughout your pregnancy. It usually does not pass...

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21 Mar Who Do You Want With You During Labor?

Renowned midwife, Ina May Gaskin, describes a phenomena called the Sphincter Law in her book Ina May's Guide to Childbirth. While it may sound funny, there is much truth to this theory, especially in relationship to birth. Here are some of the basics of her...

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01 Mar Have A Better Birth; Take Childbirth Education!

In the hecticness of planning for the arrival of a new baby, taking a formal Childbirth Education Class (CBE) sometimes get put on the back burner and forgotten about. A new study published in The Journal of Perinatal Education sites the positive birth experiences of...

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