Every mother imagines the moment when she meets her baby to be one of, if not the most, joyous and beautiful day of her life.
As a mother of three, I know I did. And all three times, it was beautiful.
However, that is not the case for many mothers, especially in the United States, where our country occupies the shameful status of owning the highest maternal and infant mortality rate of any industrialized nation, including the highest first-day death rate for newborns, according to Save the Children’s annual State of the Worlds Mothers Report. Read more
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
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
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
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. ... Read more
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
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