Birth Stories

16 Sep “Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?” Author Claire Mysko

In this episode of "Yoga | Birth | Babies," I speak with author of the book, "Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?" and executive director of the National Eating Disorder Association, Claire Mysko.  Claire and I talk openly about the struggles many women face...

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18 Aug Lori McAlister founder of Sequencology & Mother of 2

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies I speak with acclaimed yoga educator, founder of Sequencology, and mother of 2 Lori McAlister. We talk about how Lori's practice has evolved over time, how she was able to use yoga to deal with unexpected...

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10 May Dear Mother Who Is Trying To Do It All,

Dear Mother Who Is Trying to Do It All, You are an amazing mother and person. You are not June Cleaver, effortlessly gliding across your perfectly waxed kitchen floor, freshly baked cookies in hand, sporting high heels, pearls, and an impeccably ironed apron. Nor are you...

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12 Dec Is the Natural Birth Community Doing a Disservice to Expectant Mothers?

A student approached me last week very upset and rather angry.  She said she felt betrayed and let down by what she called the “Natural Birth Movement”.  She went on to tell me about her vast preparation for labor: she read all the books, went...

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17 Nov Does Birth Happen In the Brain?

“You birth between your ears, not your legs”, a statement made by internationally recognized expert on water birth and gentle birth, Barbara Harper, rang in my head long after our podcast interview was over.  For years, I subscribed to midwife, Ina May Gaskin’s theory “Let...

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18 Apr Why I Chose A Home Birth

While I was pregnant, I kept my birth choices private. I am a prenatal yoga teacher, labor support doula and Lamaze teacher; I didn’t want my students to feel I disapproved of their birth plans based on the fact that I was preparing for a...

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10 Nov Preparation and Acceptance for the Birth of a Mama: Andrea’s Birth Experience

By Andréa Takacs-Carvalho (thegaiahealer on Instagram) My son's birth story started on the day I met my husband. Previously, I had no desire to be a mother. I never heard the ticking of a biological clock. I also had a great fear of making the same mistakes my parents did....

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