Pregnancy

20 Feb Crunchy Radish founder Miranda Hammer on Nutrition for the New Mama

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with founder of the CrunchyRadish.com, registered dietitian, and natural foods chef Miranda Hammer.  We discuss nutrition, food preferences and aversions during pregnancy, and how to get optimal nutrition for mom and baby.  We also...

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02 Jan Informed Consent; Changing the Way Women Are Treated In Birth

We are at an interesting point in time regarding how women are being viewed and treated. A dark and heavy curtain is being drawn back, and many violent, belittling, and humiliating acts of sexual assault and harassment are coming to light. Both the political arena...

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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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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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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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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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07 Jul Fertility, Pregnancy, Motherhood and Stress with Dr. Alice Domar

In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with fertility specialist and executive director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, Alice Domar, PhD.  Dr. Domar takes the time to explain how stress impacts fertility, pregnancy and motherhood.  She offers some wonderful tips for stress...

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01 Jun 4 Common Birth Interventions You Can Avoid. And how to avoid them in the most natural way possible.

Originally posted on Well Rounded NY As you’re getting ready to give birth, you may find that certain hospital standard practices and medical interventions clash with the birthing experience you want. Many of these medical interventions, research shows, are done more for convenience than for medical reasons....

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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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