Pregnancy is riddled with aches and pains. Here are a few of the most common I hear of, and some solutions to alleviate them. I hope this helps, my pregnant friends!
The first 12 weeks as a new parent can often be described as total love fest with the new baby mixed with fatigue, unwashed hair, and an overwhelming sense of “what did I get myself into?!” Here are some helpful hints to make the transition from maiden to motherhood a little more comfortable.
I was recently at a small social gathering where I was introduced to some new people. As is common practice, most people talked about work and what they did for a living. Several of my friends’ husbands are lawyers, so we had a lot of those and other professionals. My husband, a social worker, and […]
Sometimes in class when I announce we are going to work on mantras as a pain management tool, I get some eye rolling, as if I am asking the students to start bowing down to Buddha. While mantras in their true sense are from the Vedic Hinduism period and chanted in sanskrit, the mantras we […]
“The Natural Cesarean” is a current trend being widely discussed. At first it may sound a little barbaric – natural surgery? But fortunately that is not what is meant with this shift in a surgical birth. Often, surgery consists of a cold, sterile, unfriendly environment, out of keeping with the warm, embracing, loving visions that […]
By far, one of the most frequently asked questions from students in regard to labor is, “How do I know if I am really in labor?” Followed by, “If it is really labor, then what do I do?” OK, let’s tackle the first question. As silly as it may sound, you will know it really […]
Please enjoy this list of 10 healthful hints for pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Much of this information is gathered from friends, students, hands-on experience, mentors and teachers. I strongly believe in learning from others, so please feel free to pass this along to all your friends! Olive oil on baby’s bottom prevents the meconium from […]
I recently received an email from one of our students, fresh from the birth of her beautiful daughter. Her birth story was truly amazing and special, and I felt honored that she included me in the circle of people with whom she shared it. At the end of her story, she passed on advice she […]