Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma. Two words that feel like they should not be paired. Birth trauma is yet another paradoxical experience in the mud that is mothering. Birth “should” be joyous, peaceful, supported, and maybe (a little) painful. Drugs or the body’s natural endorphins can numb the pain. My mom always says, “You forget the pain of child birth.” But, what if you can’t? What if the pain, emotional or physical, creates anxiety or panic, insomnia, flashbacks, […]

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Dancing for Birth is it for you?

Dancing For Birth is it for you? Take this quiz and find out. • Have you thought about carving out a special time to honor your changing body? • Is it time to get more information about pregnancy and the labor process? • Are you tired of feeling rushed when seeking information? Are you ready to feel respected when asking questions? • Do you want a natural birth, but are not sure how to make […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Doulas

A birth doula is an educated and experienced woman (usually) that supports a woman and her partner (if there is one) prenatally, during labor and birth and postnatally. She offers the mama support physically, mentally and emotionally in various ways. Maybe you knew all that but here are five things you might not know about doulas. Not all doulas are hippies and you don’t need to be one either. There are all kinds of doulas […]

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The Benefits of Yoga in the Postpartum Period

Prenatal yoga is a big deal. Prenatal yoga classes are packed. But, then once the baby is born, the practice of yoga drops. However, self-care, including yoga and pranayaman, is equally as important during the postpartum period. The postpartum period is a time of emotional, physical, and mental adjustment. We are no longer able to do the simplest of things for ourselves, like shower or even go to the bathroom! Because the transition to motherhood […]

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What Did Pregnancy Do To Your Body?

What did pregnancy do to your body? What happened to your abs? If you feel that your body has changed after delivering, you are not alone. In fact, many women experience separation of their superficial abdominals! This condition is called Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (“DRA”) and it affects several women during and after pregnancy. In fact, many women don’t even know if they have a diastasis! There is a lot of conflicting information about how best […]

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Top Five Must Have Things when Expecting a New Baby

Expecting your first child is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming experience. Many pregnant couples can feel completely lost when it comes to choosing what items they really need to have for the new baby. Baby stores are over flowing with choices and friends can be very biased for what worked for their children. So I am here to help reduce the stress a bit. Bringing home a new baby does not require as much special […]

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Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

By Allie Geer RYT RYPT Are you curious about attending a prenatal yoga class? Prenatal yoga provides the foundation to support and empower a woman through all the stages of her pregnancy. Developing a prenatal yoga practice can provide many benefits not only for yourself but for your growing baby. Physical Benefits of practicing yoga while pregnant: 1. Helps to increase strength and flexibility 2. Helps to alleviate prenatal ailments such as low back pain, […]

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Why should YOU come to Dancing For Birth class?

Benefits of class: · Have More Energy · Sleep Better · Alleviate Aches and Pains · Learn Comfort Measures · Help Baby Align Properly · Enjoy Pregnancy · Experience Relaxation · Relive Heartburn and Indigestion · Improve Mood · Help prevent Gestational Diabetes · Decrease Stress · Boost Endorphins · Reduce Muscle Tension · Improve Fetal Heart Health · Decrease Depression · Gain Coordination and Stamina · Shorten Labor · Reduce chances of Episiotomy, Forceps, […]

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Dancing for Birth™ from a Midwife’s perspective

I am a midwife. I love supporting women during their transition of their birthing babies. It is an honor to be witness and providing care during this time. When I was studying to become a midwife, I took a Dancing for Birth™ workshop. Women moving during birth, made so much sense to me. I was learning about the physiology of movement that a woman and baby must go through in order to be born. The […]

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So you’re using a midwife? Why do you need a doula?

Women have needed support during labor and birth since the dawn of time. It is bred within us as women To support, encourage, and help our fellow women through the journey called childbirth. Historically this used to be a very community focused event. For instance, in tribes there would be a local midwife and then multiple women who would attend a single birth within the community. This continuous support and encouragement began to fall off […]

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