I’ll be honest. I’m writing this as much for myself as I am for you. You see, as a women’s health specialist, I have preached the benefits of yoga and exercise during pregnancy for years. I’ve taught classes to women in the community on how to exercise safely and encouraged them in all the way exercise would help their babies, their bodies, their overall health. I’ve lectured other health care professionals on how to help pregnant women start exercise programs, how to monitor them for safety, and which specific exercises are better for women during pregnancy.

After the Baby's Birth: How Yoga and Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Postpartum Care

You may or may not realize that the United States has a very poor track record for postpartum care. In fact, the US has the worst track record for not only postpartum care, but for maternal and infant... Read more

5 Chair Poses for Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is an essential tool for pregnant women who are interested in natural means for staying healthy and preparing for birth. Practicing yoga during pregnancy alleviates some common pregnancy... Read more

Pregnancy and Yoga: A Match Made in Heaven?

The birth of a child is one of the most monumental moments in a mother’s life. It is not only awe-inspiring to witness this miracle of creation so intimately throughout pregnancy, but equally transformative... Read more

Yoga Reduces the Stress of In Vitro Fertilization Study Shows

For millions of couples, infertility can be one of the most stressful situations they deal with in their relationship. In fact, some say it can be as stressful as dealing with a fatal disease such as cancer... Read more
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Dealing with Stress During Pregnancy - How Yoga Can Help

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, but it can be a highly stressful time as well. There are fluctuating hormone levels, weight gain, body changes, worry over how everything impacts the developing... Read more

Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy

Practicing yoga safely during pregnancy may seem like common sense, yet there is still misleading information circulating about the practice of certain styles of yoga while pregnant, in particular Hot Yoga.
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Diastasis: Zip It Up!

Diastasis: Close the Gap Commonly referred to as the "post-partum pooch," Diastasis—a separation of the abdominal muscles—affects a surprising number of people: research indicates that up to two thirds of... Read more

Preparing For Childbirth—Pelvic Floor Style

I love helping women prepare for childbirth—I really do. In fact, it made me want to consider becoming trained to be a doula a few years ago! Unfortunately, most of the women I have helped have either been... Read more
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10 Things You Should Know About Prenatal Yoga

Being physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy during pregnancy is something that most women realize is important. As yoga becomes more popular and mainstream in our Western world, it is a... Read more
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Yoga May Ease The Symptoms of Prenatal Depression, Research Finds

Most women have heard of postpartum depression, but prenatal depression is surprisingly common as well, affecting as many as 10 to 15 percent of women during pregnancy. Prenatal depression is a little... Read more