7 Tips for Having a Better Birth - Find my full post featured on Modern Mom Whatever kind of birth you envision, whether a physician attended hospital birth with medications or a natural birth with a midwife, the most important point is your birth is your own and no one else’s. Every woman should claim their right to the birth they want and deserve. My Story My first son was born after … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Having a Better Birth
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Secrets for Easing Labor Pain Studies have, for a long time, shown that deep breathing, mental imagery, deep massage or acupressure, and the presence of a constant companion or coach during labor can ease labor pains, making the miracle of birth more, well, enjoyable. During the birth of all three of my sons, all three vastly different, I used all of these methods for pain management … [Read more...] about Secrets for Easing Labor Pain
A Bill of Rights for American Mothers? As mothers, it is imbedded in our very nature to take care of others. What mothers should know is that society has taken advantage of this fact for centuries. And while they continue to take, mothers continue to give. How does society take without giving to mothers? I think the National Association of Mothers’ Centers Advocacy Coordinator Valerie Young … [Read more...] about Do American Mothers Need a Bill of Rights?
If you haven't (and especially if you have) read the Quelling Nausea During Pregnancy post from last week, be sure to download the new version here. It includes new updates and both anecdotal and scientific tips from experts in the field, including Ayurvedic suggestions. Thanks also to Beth Genly CNM, MSN, for her recent collaboration with me on this excerpt. Download the New Version of … [Read more...] about New Updates to Quelling Nausea During Pregnancy
My Beautiful Cause For Nausea (My second son, taken in 2007)My last few posts have been dedicated to parenting (Read the Yoga of Compassionate Parenting) and getting pregnant (Read the Fertility and Yoga Series Part One and Part Two), so this week I am going to switch gears - specifically for women who are pregnant. To all mothers who are newly pregnant, congratulations! All of you, no … [Read more...] about Quelling Nausea (Naturally) During Pregnancy