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Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This holiday encompasses the reflection of the year past, introspection of challenges overcome and desire for a sweet and resolved new year ahead. My personal relationship with Rosh Hashanah is very complex. It was on the eve...

Not long ago, I was sitting having lunch with my dear friend Michel e discussing everything from kids, to marriage, to work. We eventually made it to the subject of yoga. I met Michele nearly 10 years ago when she and her super...

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...

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...

Last week I had my first experience as a patient in a hospital in over 20 years. My only hospital experience prior to that has been as a member of the birthing team in the role of a labor support doula. I...

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...

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...