Why practice Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga?
Vinyasa yoga is the linking of body movement and breath, and more than that, it is the continuous movement of energy through the body. The movement of the body and the breath are one, connected, continuously flowing and synchronized. When a practitioner learns to link their breath and movement they create an energy which powerfully connects them to their own being.
Pushing During Labor: The harder you push the longer it takes? Directed Vs. Spontaneous PushingWhen most people think about the pushing phase of labor what comes to mind is a woman laying on her back with her legs in stirrups and the nurses, coaches and doctors telling her to hold her breath and push as hard as she can as they count 1…2…3…4…5…6…7…8…9…10 three...
Important questions to ask your prospective Doula: The Doula Interview
Making the choice to have a doula is one few people ever regret. The birth of your baby is one of the most important events in your life and one you will remember forever. Having a knowledgeable person present to support you every step of the way mentally, physically, and emotionally, is invaluable for you and takes a world of pressure off of your partner.
The Last Minute Doula: Preventing C-Sections 1 mom at a time
It was one of those crazy twists of fate that Julie called me at 38 weeks pregnant and hired me to be her doula. She had attended one of my Meet the Doula Nights, she said, a few months ago and had been putting off hiring a doula because she wasn’t sure she needed one. As the due date approached, however, she began to feel like she wanted someone there…
Embrace Childbirth: Labor is not some”thing” that happens TO you
She knows the time is nearing, she can sense that these twinges of pain are different from the ones she has experienced over the last few months. With every sensation she tenses and concentrates, waiting for the moment she will begin to experience “it”. She knows “it’s” coming, she’s heard all about “it” from her friends and family and she knows she can’t stop “it”.