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Posted on August 16th, 2013 by
What is a Doula? A doula is traditionally a women experienced and knowledgeable in the birth process who offers labor support and companionship for pregnant mothers and their partners. Every doula is trained to provide emotional, physical and informational support. What does a Doula do? The bigge...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
By Shirley VanderbiltOriginally published in Body Sense magazine, Fall 2002.Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved. Reposted with permission. Pregnancy is a beautiful and natural condition -- nine transformative months full of excitement, planning and peering at the aweso...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
By Kathryn Whittakerwww.bodyami.com Acid reflux has been around forever, and one remedy has been around nearly as long is apple cider vinegar. All forms of vinegar have been touted as having medicinal uses for thousands of years. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is said to have prescribed i...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
Women who are looking towards pregnancy and those in the midst of pregnancy have a friend just waiting to get involved: dark leafy green vegies. Spinach; kale; collards; mustard greens; turnip greens; broccoli; brussels sprouts; red leaf lettuce; even yard greens such as dandelion; there are many to...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
By Jo Kilburn, CLD, HBCE  With her baby in the breech position at 33 weeks, Jennifer’s doctor recommended that she see a local chiropractor to help turn her baby. The baby is still breech at 37 weeks and the doctor advised her to schedule a caesarean delivery. Jennifer has been having surges at 36 ...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
by Quinn Blaiklock WHY USE A DOULA? Women who are in labor are in a very vulnerable space physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. By having caring, knowledgeable people consistently and constantly available, laboring mothers feel safe, respected, and successful, leading to a more comfort...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
ATLANTA, Georgia - February 23, 2010Submitted by Dr. Stacey Rosenberg Recent research reported in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in helping pregnant women with breech presentations deliver normally in such situa...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
by Kate Sullivan-Berg, HBCE HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method, teaches women and there partners to deeply relax about their birth. Women are made to give birth, their bodies open and gently birth without any need for stress or anxiety. We should breath with each surge and know that each surge is a gif...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
By Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI Unlike most natural childbirth preparation programs, the philosophy of Hypnobabies is that labor does not have to be painful at all; indeed it can be quite enjoyable to many women as they experience wave after wave of contractions feeling mostly pressure and baby m...
Posted on January 25th, 2013 by
by Tamara Wrenn, MA, CCE, CIMT  As a woman who has given birth I think back to when I decided it was time to have a baby. I never gave a second thought to the idea that I would take childbirth classes. I also knew that I wanted to have a natural vaginal birth. I had ideas on how birth should be and ...