Eradicating fear of birth…a TED talk with Ina May Gaskin

I have had the privilege of caring for countless mama’s birthing their babies and have seen the impact our fear culture has had on what could/should be a natural process of allowing the body to do what it was made to do.  Pregnant women are scared because they are not prepared.  They don’t believe in theirContinue reading “Eradicating fear of birth…a TED talk with Ina May Gaskin”

My home practice…Yoga with a belly Part 1-Some common questions, answered

Keeping up or starting a yoga practice during pregnancy has numerous benefits and just plain feels amazing (particularly the side bends…oooooh so lovely!).  However, there are some questions that commonly come up for practitioners regarding the safety vs. danger of certain types of poses during these wondrous 40 weeks. Thought I’d share some great articles answering what areContinue reading “My home practice…Yoga with a belly Part 1-Some common questions, answered”

Pregnancy and Ayurveda

Ayurveda (the science of life) Ayurveda (Ayur = life,Veda = science or knowledge) is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in India.  Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda views health as the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind,Continue reading “Pregnancy and Ayurveda”

My home practice…The Squat

As a pregnant lady, I’ve been bombarded with the instruction to do my Kegel exercises.  Now, protection of my pelvic floor is something that interests me greatly, since pregnancy has been blamed for weakening its muscles- causing things like urinary incontinence (a.k.a. leaking pee) and pelvic organ prolapse (a.k.a drooping of the bladder, uterus, vagina, etc).  But,Continue reading “My home practice…The Squat”