So, you've heard that prenatal yoga is good during pregnancy.  Perhaps your care provider, sister, friend, lady at the grocery store, and/or some pregnancy blogger told you that you should be doing prenatal yoga.  Great, we all know that its recommended.  But, why?  What makes prenatal yoga so special?  What makes prenatal yoga different from a "regular" yoga class?

     Below, I've sorted through those questions and have provided you with answers!  The results do confirm that prenatal yoga is special and different from the "regular' yoga classes and therefore, you should definitely take prenatal yoga c...

     Every mama and family should be prepared to address postpartum emotional concerns after bringing home baby.  The emotional spectrum new mamas go through in the days, weeks, months, and even years following the birth of her baby can be a rollercoaster for her, as well as other family members.  To start addressing these emotional concerns, it is important to be educated and able to differentiate between some mood conditions: Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, Postpartum Psychosis.  Below, these conditions are defined and list their common characteristics.

     Please note, if you find yourself or so...

    A birth plan, or care preferences document, is a statement of your preferences for your birth and it demonstrates to your birth team that you intend to take an active role in the decision-making process of your labor and birth. You can search for samples online, or if you have a doula she can help you prepare this document, and you should share it with every member of your birth team in advance in order to address any questions or concerns or to catch any preferences which cannot be accommodated at your birth place or in your particular medical situation.

     Keep in mind that your audience is your care team (OB or midwife, nurses and oth...

Wondering which oils you can use during pregnancy? Heres a list of essential oils that are safe, ones to use with caution, and ones to avoid.

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