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“Cervical dilation” and “effacement” are terms that you will hear your care provider talk about toward the end of your pregnancy and throughout your labor. These terms refer to the...

I often encourage my students and doula clients to take some time to figure out how they foresee their birth. This is, of course, with the understanding that nothing -...

I am often asked about the usefulness of perineal massage for expectant mothers. To be completely honest, I haven't heard much feedback about it either way. I decided to...

The pelvis is greatly affected during pregnancy, and it is not uncommon for the expectant mom to experience aches and pains in this area. Many times women just accept...

Over the last week or so, many childbirth education blogs and articles have focused on Pamela Paul's latest article in TIME magazine, The Trouble With Repeat Cesareans. It is...

I just recently came across a wonderfully informative article, Early C-Section Carries Risks, Study Finds by Keith Winstein in the Wall Street Journal about a study recently conducted and published...

Inspired by what I saw on my bike trip through Vietnam, since returning I have been obsessed with incorporating more squatting poses into my prenatal yoga classes. I have...

Four years ago I was traveling through India when I came face to face (as it were) with the reality of the 'Sphincter Law'. First allow me to describe...

A birth ball, that is! I often find myself teaching postnatal yoga while sitting on a birth ball, balancing two babies on my knees. I joke that the ball was...