Good for Mother and Baby
Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/LAT, PYT is a longtime advocate for elevating the status of maternal health, promoting equality of women in the workplace, empowering women to achieve the birth experience right for them, and modeling how complementary and alternative health practices like yoga can drastically improve maternal wellbeing and pregnancy health outcomes.
It was during my own search for a natural, low intervention birth that I found Ginger. I had already given birth to our first child in a birth center with the support of an incredible team of midwives, my husband, a doula, and the oh so soothing birthing tub. For the birth of our second child, we moved to a new state and my husband would deploy with the Marine Corps during the majority of my pregnancy and the birth. Although I had an incredibly profound and positive experience with the birth of our first child, I felt like I was starting over in a new place. Even as a registered nurse, and a new mom just starting the get the hang of this “being a mom thing,” the abyss of parenting resources was frustrating and overwhelming.
Ginger encouraged me to trust my intuition in the decision-making ahead. She steered me in the direction of evidence based resources so I could inform my decision making on choosing the right provider, birth environment, and birth supports.
So if you’re starting out as a new mom, thinking about becoming a mom, or if you need a refresher (even as a seasoned mother), this list is for you. If you want to stay up to date on the latest evidence based research and learn about wellbeing centered on Mother and Baby, check out Ginger’s Mothering Resources and her blog Yoga Mum to help guide you on your journey of self-education and empowerment.