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Right now, I’d say my favorite childbirth video is Orgasmic Birth. Although this is a wonderful video and shows the glory and the challenges the pain and the ecstasy women can experience during labor and birth, it’s title is my least favorite of all of them. Whenever...read more
Take heart, pregnant mamas, studies have shown that women who experience morning sickness, nausea, and/or vomiting in early pregnancy have a much greater chance of continuing on to a healthy full-term pregnancy.
Morning Sickness may be a good thing!
Most first time parents go to the hospital way too soon during labor. So what’s the problem with going too soon?
Labor slows down and lasts a lot longer,
You increase your chances of more interventions, and then things just get complicated and
You get all worn out!
Yes absolutely every pregnant mom should write a birth plan! Just like anything in life, it really benefits you to have a plan. Setting your intentions and writing them down will help you manifest what you intend to achieve. What exactly is a birth plan? Your birth...read more
See more articles by Liza Janda 1. You’re doing so well.” You can’t praise or encourage a pregnant woman in labor enough. 2. “You’re amazing!” Pour on the praise and keep it coming. 3. “Imagine what is happening inside your body. Visualize your cervix opening...read more
OUCH! You got through the first trimester nausea and you were finally feeling better, but now, oh the pain! That pain comes from the sciatic nerve getting compressed by inflammation in the body, or the weight of the baby in the uterus. Whatever the cause, the result is some pretty severe discomfort for a pregnant mama.
Here is a list of the Yamas and their definitions: Ahimsa - “non-violence” Satya – truthfulness Asteya – non-stealing Bramhacharya: self-restraint (mental and physical) Aparigraha – non-hoarding, non-greedy, not covetous The Niyamas: Sauca – mental and physical...read more
The answer is not necessarily! But the reasons you may be experiencing back pain in pregnancy is because your body is producing hormones to enable your joints and ligaments to loosen to make room for your growing baby. In addition to all those hormones are the...read more
Six and a half years ago I headed in for one of my last OB appointments before the birth of my daughter Arden. I was almost 39 weeks and very excited for the unmedicated, natural birth of my daughter. At the appointment I found out she was breech. My doctor “gave” me...read more
By Liza Janda, www.yogajanda.com AAHCC, RPYT Certified Childbirth Educator, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Do you need a childbirth class? Do you need a childbirth class if you're having an epidural? Well, the answer is absolutely "Yes, you need a childbirth class!"...read more