21 Jan Anxiety, Depression and Pregnancy

A few months ago during the beginning of one our prenatal yoga community classes, a new student caught my attention. I am not sure what it was about her that I focused on, there was nothing peculiar about her that spoke out to me, just...

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15 Dec British Regulator Urges Home Births Over Hospitals for Uncomplicated Pregnancies

New guidelines from Britain's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence are now advising low risk women with uncomplicated pregnancies to consider birthing at home with a trained midwife. This would effect approximately 45% of pregnant women. A government financed 2011 study carried...

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12 Dec Yoga in the 3rd trimester

Once you turn the corner into your third trimester, you may notice the pregnancy "honeymoon" is over. Your baby's growth is accelerating and you may be experiencing a whole new batch of aches and pains. Yoga within the third trimester focuses on preparing the body...

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24 Nov Birth: Don’t Push the River, Let It Flow

I will rarely make a blanket statement about birth. However, one thing I can say with certainty is to be open to the unexpected. Recently, I have been having an ongoing conversation with a student who has presented me with her very well...

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17 Nov Undisturbed Birth

Several weeks ago, I attended an all day birth lecture with Australian doctor, Sarah Buckley. Dr Buckley, a trained medical professional, author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, mother of 4 and well respected birth advocate, presented a fascinating lecture called, "Undisturbed Birth: The Science...

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