2 Types of Squats for Birth

2 Types of Squats for Birth When I was pregnant for the first time 16 years ago I knew squatting was a good idea to help with the birth.  Yet I didn't know much about how to best squat for birth.  Years later having worked with pregnant and postpartum women, I've learned a lot I [...]

By | 2018-02-03T20:34:38+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Childbirth, Pelvis, Pregnancy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2 Types of Squats for Birth

Valuing Your Body and Instincts During Birth

  Pregnancy can be an overwhelming time for you and your body.  So many changes occur to your body as it swells to unrecognizable shape and proportion.  Then comes the uncertainty of birth.  How is this baby supposed to get out?  Really?  You can read all the books, watch all the videos and attend all [...]

By | 2014-01-10T04:55:23+00:00 January 10th, 2014|Childbirth, Pelvis, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Valuing Your Body and Instincts During Birth

Is Your Due Date Coming and Your Baby Not Dropping?

Is your baby due soon and he/she’s not engaging into your pelvis?  Feeling your baby should be dropping down into your pelvis a little more than he/she is? There is one major thing you need to check to see if it is what is stopping your baby from coming on down.   CHECK OUT YOUR PELVIC [...]

By | 2013-10-24T20:55:51+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Your Due Date Coming and Your Baby Not Dropping?

What is your mother’s gift to you?

The ancestral heritage of our mothers, beneficial or baggage? When we are pregnant we have lots of time to plan and ponder our new role as mom.  What kind of mom do you wish to be?  Is there a gender that you have any fears around raising? What was your relationship like with your mother? [...]

By | 2013-05-01T04:03:18+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Pregnancy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is your mother’s gift to you?

Following your Intuition during Pregnancy

A friend of mine wrote this amazing article that I just had to share with you all, a must read if you are pregnant or in the birth field.  It's all about dealing with fears, learning to ground yourself and access your intuition to manage your pregnancy.  So many tests are done that create fear [...]

By | 2013-04-09T18:46:48+00:00 April 9th, 2013|Childbirth, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Following your Intuition during Pregnancy

Caring for your Belly During Pregnancy-Preventing Diastasis Recti- Part 3

Part 3- Preventing Diastasis Recti in Pregnancy This is the final post in a three part series on how to minimize and protect your abdominal muscles from developing diastasis recti. In the other two posts we talked about how rib thrusting and forward, forceful movements of your belly can contribute to development of diastasis recti.  [...]

By | 2013-03-29T17:00:12+00:00 March 29th, 2013|Abdominals, Childbirth, Diastasis Recti, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Caring for your Belly During Pregnancy-Preventing Diastasis Recti- Part 3

Caring for your Belly During Pregnancy-Preventing Diastasis Recti- Part 2

Part 2-Preventing Diastasis Recti in Pregnancy Diastasis Recti is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles that is a common occurrence during pregnancy.   What we do with our bodies during pregnancy can make this separation worse and the recovery process longer.   There are three aspects you need to be aware of to help [...]

By | 2013-03-27T08:00:51+00:00 March 27th, 2013|Abdominals, Diastasis Recti, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Caring for your Belly During Pregnancy-Preventing Diastasis Recti- Part 2

Caring for your Belly During Pregnancy-Preventing Diastasis Recti

Preventing Diastasis Recti in Pregnancy- PART ONE Congratulations on being pregnant.   There is a lot of changes that will be happening to your body over the next 9 months, the biggest one happening to your belly.  You probably aren’t that concerned about your belly getting huge, because it will!  But you should!  Things you [...]

By | 2013-03-25T04:01:43+00:00 March 25th, 2013|Abdominals, Diastasis Recti, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Caring for your Belly During Pregnancy-Preventing Diastasis Recti