Birth

20 Nov Could Exercise During Pregnancy Make Labor Harder? Why a fit pregnancy doesn’t always make for the best birth plan.

First published in Well Rounded NY When I was pregnant with my first baby, I worked out until I gave birth and looked like I had just stepped out of a pregnancy magazine. I only gained weight in my belly and my boobs, and I generally...

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02 Nov Life After Loss, A Story of Miscarriage and Moving Forward

By guest blogger, Michelle W. Canarick, Ph. D. The day before my mother’s birthday I was 12-weeks pregnant and my husband and I sat in the waiting room of the sonogram area of the hospital. I don’t know what we were doing...

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31 Oct Mom of Month: Meet Jamie Hurwitz!

What has surprised you most about motherhood thus far? There is no “normal.” I can’t get over how different every baby is. As a brand new mom, I love having the PYC community to connect with other moms, and naturally, the conversation turns to our...

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20 Oct Induction with Dr. Rachel Reed

In this episode of  "Yoga| Birth| Babies," I speak with midwife, writer and presenter, Dr. Rachel Reed.  She speaks very candidly about medical induction and augmentation of labor.  Dr Reed explains why and how a medical induction is performed and the precautions of pitocin.  For any pregnant mother, birth...

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06 Oct Community Birth Stories with Chantal Eder

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with new mother and yoga teacher, Chantal Eder. We discus the the challenges and joys of pregnancy and new motherhood. Chantal also opens up about her surprisingly unique birth and processing the experience. New...

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01 Oct Mom of the Month: Meet Corinne Low!

If you’ve met Corinne Low, you’d remember her. She’s got infectious energy, a wealth of sound advice, and an admirable dedication to breastfeeding, i.e. pumping while practicing yoga. She also has “a really interesting motherhood story because although Kai is my first baby, I’ve been...

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22 Sep Minisode: Preparing for Your Birth

This week on "Yoga | Birth | Babies" I wanted to talk to you about preparing for birth. As a speaker and teacher I'm frequently asked, "What tips would you give expectant parents?" Well based on my experience and what I see in my students,...

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16 Sep Technocratic, Holistic, and Humanistic Birth with Robbie Davis-Floyd

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with world-renowned medical anthropologist, international speaker and researcher in transformational models in childbirth, midwifery and obstetric, Robbie Davis-Floyd PhD.  She and I dive into a lively conversation about her work and what she defines...

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01 Sep Mom of the Month: Meet Jenny Wood!

If you come to class regularly then you know that we talk a lot about accepting and embracing the unexpected when it comes to giving birth. Good thing Jenny Wood came to class a lot! Her daughter, Noa Violet, entered the world in dramatic fashion...

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04 Aug Plus Size Pregnancy with Bebo Mia founders Bianca Sprague & Natasha Marchand

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Bebo Mia founders, Bianca Sprague and Natasha Marchand.   Bianca, Natasha and I discuss the misconceptions and assumptions women of size face when entering motherhood.  We talk openly about “fat shaming” and how plus size moms...

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