Bring On The Flavor! Positive aspects of a varied diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

One of the best ways we can expose our children to a variety of healthy foods is by eating them during pregnancy as well as while breastfeeding. Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philidellphia, has been one of the leading researchers investigating the effect of early exposures on the development of taste . Since 1991, she has published a range of studies from the affects of maternal garlic intake on breast […]

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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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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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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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Calling in a soul – conscious conception

“[T]here is a tribe in Africa where the birthdate of a child is counted not from when they were born, nor from when they are conceived, but from the day that the child was a thought in its mother’s mind. And when a woman decides that she will have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and she listens until she can hear the song of the child that wants […]

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Scary Thoughts During the Postpartum Period

I remember being about 6 months postpartum with my son and suddenly having a thought (more like a vision) of doing something horrible to him. The thoughts become more frequent and occurred at completely random times. Unfortunately, I was a therapist for severely traumatized children prior to his birth, so I heard the worst stories ever. And, these stories spilled into my postpartum brain (I’m not going to divulge the nature of these thoughts because […]

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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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Prenatal Nutrition

PRENATAL NUTRITION “Sound prenatal nutrition is still the best prescription for a healthy mother and baby” Dr. David Stewart What you eat is the single most important factors in how your baby grows and develops. Optimally you will begin to pay attention to your nutritional needs before you become pregnant. It is never too late to begin to pay attention to your eating habits, as your baby is growing up until the moment is is […]

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