Mothering

14 Apr Tips For Making the Great Transition to Motherhood a Little Easier

Seen in the March 2017 Mantra Magazine How familiar is the image of the sportswear clad, smiling mother, coffee in hand, happily pushing the SUV of strollers down the perfectly manicured street?  This depiction of motherhood is all too prominent in our society.  Mothers are often...

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08 Apr Pediatrician 101 with Dr. Sonia Gidwani

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Dr. Sonia Gidwani. “Dr. G”, as she is lovingly called, is a long time UWS pediatrician who’s caring approach has drawn thousands of children to her practice. (In full discloser- she was the pediatrician to...

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22 Mar Meema Spadola on Finding Support After Birth with a Postpartum Doula

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with Postpartum doula, Meema Spadola.  Meema dives deeply into the the profession of the postpartum doula and all the amazing support they offer.  New and expectant moms, this podcast will be invaluable! Topics covered: *What led Meema...

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28 Feb Dr. Jack Newman of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with renowned breastfeeding expert, Dr. Jack Newman.  My goal of this podcast is for women to make informed, educated choices about why they may or may not choose to breastfeed. We focus specifically on how to hep...

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08 Feb The Benefits of a Postpartum Doula

By Gwen Horwitz   Before I even became pregnant with my daughter, I knew I wanted to hire a birth doula.  Having taken the Prenatal Yoga Center's teacher training, and then a doula training, I was keenly aware of the positive effects a doula can have on...

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18 Jul How America Fails New Parents — and Their Babies | Jessica Shortall | TED Talks

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQ1eaZH-J8#action=share[/embed] I urge all new and expectant mothers and parters to take a moment and listen to this TED talk.  While the topic of the US's sad state of maternity leave is not necessarily new, the way Jessica Shortall deliveries this heart wrenching and thought provoking...

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09 May 7 Steps to Surviving Early Motherhood

The first few weeks of motherhood can be daunting and throw even the most confident, successful woman for a loop. Here are 7 tips aimed to help make this transition a little smoother.   Get out of the house. Unless there is inclement weather, you and your new...

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24 Apr Yoga and Parenthood

Originally posted on teach.yoga When I was pregnant, I was delusional about how my yoga practice would continue once I became a parent. I carefully planned out my work and childcare schedule to attend at least one yoga class a week and practice on my own...

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23 Mar Lessons from Lucia

BY GWEN HORWITZ   Using Motherly Intuition & Snippets of Parenting Books I Say I'll start Reading Tomorrow for Toddlerhood My husband Josh and I started potty training our 2.5 year old Lucia on Friday, February 26th. We followed the appropriately titled Oh Crap! Potty Training book in...

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