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I remember a midwife once telling me that it’s those who don’t have any nervousness around labor and delivery that worry her most. You might think that’s strange however, birth is full of many unknowns. Sure we know that you’ll leave labor with your baby...

I am not a perfect person. So why do I expect myself to be a perfect parent? And even knowing that perfection can’t be attained, I still try to be the perfect parent. I try to research everything, try to create the perfect balance of stimulation...

I learned a very important lesson early on in my career as a doula. I attended a birth that certainly did not flow as desired. It felt like all the mother’s hope for how her birth would happen went the complete opposite direction. A year...

I didn’t set out to be an “older mom” but life and career choices rendered that the case. I met my husband a week past my 35th birthday. I found out I was pregnant with my first child one day before my 37th birthday and was...

I'm blown away by the bravery and openness of students in this morning's prenatal yoga class. Several shared that they had some big, emotional decisions to make surrounding their birth. Decisions to be made ranged from the pros and cons of induction, to accepting a...

I got an email from a student who is 39 weeks & 1 day pregnant. She’s quite uncomfortable & distraught.  She wrote to me having just come back from her weekly check up with her care provider. She was told that her baby is high &...

I got an email from a student who is having her first baby. She's 34 weeks along and at her last appointment, her doctor did an ultrasound and said her baby is already 6 pounds 9 ounces and if she goes to 40 weeks, her...

https://youtu.be/PB7ln3cIZ_A The number one reason for first time parents to have a cesarean section is "failure to progress". This all encompassing statement can really refer to any reason for the cervix not dilating, but many times pregnant people hear that their "baby was too big". (ps- less than...

I started my steady yoga practice years ago when a choreographer I was working with used yoga asana as our warm up. Being young, supple and hypermobile, the practice came very easily to me. I remember the first time props were introduced in class. I scoffed a...

You may think, “Yoga is yoga! Sure I’m pregnant, but why not go to a general population class and modify poses as needed?” To some extent, yes, downward facing dog is going to be the same no matter where you take class. However, there is...