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Looking Inside Your Physical Body

Basal Body Temperature   Women want safe ways to investigate as to what is going on within their bodies throughout pregnancy. No matter how much you’ve educated yourself and no matter how many books you’ve read, doubt creeps in here and there. Our goal is to not let doubt run …

Q and A Friday

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ANrgapyLU”] FRIDAY TRAINING BEST EFFORT UPPER    Mobility / Activations Simple Yoga Sequence   Strength Focus   Find a Heavy Single Strict Press. *BEST EFFORT for Today. *Only 3 attempts at 90% or above that you are confident you will make.     Cardio / Stamina   Complete the …

Michel Odent talks In-Labor, Pre-Emergency Cesarean Birth

Today I had the most certain pleasure of seeing, listening, and discussing with Michel Odent. I missed the legend when he came last year and was not going to miss it twice. Over the past week I was involved with three different births, so the actual process of childbirth was …

An Unnecessary Cut? [VIDEO]

I came across this short (15 minute) documentary yesterday. It is full of alarming facts, most of which I already knew, but to hear them again, out loud, is astonishing. The facts below are all stated in this documentary plus more: The most common operating-room procedure in the United States is …

Who You Callin’ Shamu?! Pregnancy and Body Image

This topic has been on my mind a lot lately, so I wanted to repost a blog I wrote last year- you know- back before KK actually had her baby. It’s still a relevant topic and it’s still an issue, in my most humble and vocal of opinions…. Am I …

Choices in Childbirth: Stories From Real Mamas

To finish out our week of choices in care providers, I did a little mini-survey amongst moms on Facebook. I asked the following questions:  Midwife or OBGYN- how did you decide? What did you look for in a care provider? If you have had your baby- are you happy with …

Oh Shit, My Baby is Breech!

Just this past week I had a woman come to me as a new patient. She was two weeks postpartum and had some serious back pain. Upon consulting with her, it was revealed that her left lower back pain had begun during her pregnancy (probably around months four or five). …

C-section? Cool, Swab & Suck

Establishing a newborn’s gut flora and the development of his or her immune system almost seems like a slam-dunk to me. However, I saw a handful of pregnant women that quickly reminded me that an infant’s gut bacteria flora is hardly a hot topic conversation. I was reminded today that …

Postpartum Videos Coming

Back in February I wrote a blog on postpartum advice specifically in reference to exercising. Read the blog so you have a general overview of how to approach the postpartum phase. After you’ve waited as long as you can stand it (hopefully six weeks or longer) and you are ready …

My Soapbox.

Maternal care in our country makes me sad. We are at the bottom of the list amongst industrialized nations in the category. Our society cannot figure out pregnancy and birth. In the last 25 years, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths has more than doubled, the c-section rate is at least …