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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who sent their well wishes after the announcement of my pregnancy. I truly feel blessed to be part of this loving...

I have had the fortune to support women through labor and delivery in the role of a labor support doula for the past seven years, and as prenatal yoga teacher...

Last weekend in our Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, we were reviewing the homework and going over assigned readings. One of the books (a personal favorite of mine) Ina May's...

It absolutely breaks my heart to know that many women are not given the chance to get out of bed during labor. Last January, I attended Lisa's birth as her...

I was inspired to share this letter from one of our students. Deb, People often talk about "defining moments" in their lives. I can now safely tell you that...

I can honestly say that one of my greatest pleasures is a good night's sleep. When I get those precious 8 hours, I am like a new person: calm,...

Ah..the due date. The question everyone always asks. "When are you due?" Of course this day is then circled, highlighted and little stars are drawn around it...

My latest published article as it appears on Mindful-Mama.com (Check out the website- it is really great!!) Birth intrinsically brings some level of fear and anxiety, since it can never fully...

For those looking to avoid routine interventions or put off pain medication, care providers commonly recommend staying home for as long as possible. This advice is very well intended, but...

As a Lamaze Childbirth Educator, I strongly subscribe to the Lamaze Approach to Birth. One of their key beliefs is: "Women's confidence and ability to give birth is either...

The answer is NO, and I am actually quite surprised by this conclusion! I thought that the upward trend in adult weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and processed food consumption...

Statistics show that 70% of birthing women will take an epidural during the labor and delivery process. That being the case, it is important to discuss how to be pro-active...

Whether or not to opt for pain medication during labor and delivery is a personal choice. In making these choices, it may be helpful to understand the pros and...