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The following list of books/Kindle are recommended by most pregnancy, labor, birth professionals. If you want a safe and healthy birth for your baby, these are the go to books. They are not what most people read. Most people read the What to Expect series of books. If...read more
If you’ve just booked a yoga retreat at a scrumptious setting somewhere in paradise, you probably have a hunch this will be the best gift you ever gave yourself! Finding Your Purpose in Life Through Yoga If this millennium is teaching us one thing, it’s that the...read more
Yoga Helps Battle Cardiovascular Disease in Mothers of Premature Babies A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that women who have had preterm deliveries are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life....read more
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Sleep is important for everyone, but especially for pregnant women. Poor sleep in pregnancy can make a pregnant girl wanna cry! A healthy dose of 7 or more hours of sleep is crucial to the well-being of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby or babies. Research has...read more
Practice relaxation every day during your second and third trimesters. It is never too late to start. If you practice daily, when labor begins, it will come to you easily. Your body will respond and you will be able to stimulate the relaxation response and possibly actually enjoy your whole labor and birth experience.
Sciatica pain in pregnancy is so common. Sciatica pain can be caused by spinal and pelvic misalignment that creates an imbalance in the surrounding ligaments and muscles. Then inflammation of the nerve can cause the pregnant mother a great deal of sharp pain and/or numbness. The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. Sciatica pain starts in your lower back, extends down to your buttocks and from there branches out down the legs towards the feet. It can feel really painful or so numb as though you can’t put any weight on your leg.
Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. The American College of Physicians is now saying that alternatives to medications is the better way to go. Alternative therapies including yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, and...read more
80% of new moms will have the Baby Blues in the postpartum period. The postpartum period is difficult for most new moms. Baby Blues is not the same as postpartum depression or anxiety. But, is it ever rough to deal with! The reality of having a new baby is sometimes surprising. You’ll cry over the littlest things. On top of the hormonal upheaval, you’re getting little to no sleep. And, voila! You’ve got a recipe for the Baby Blues.