Six Ways Your Doula is like Your HairDresser

What could your Doula and your Hairdresser possibly have in common? More than you think! A good Doula is worth her weight in gold if she offers all three:  Emotional Support, Informational Support, and Physical Support. If you're hairdresser is good as what she does, so does she...

How to Do Sun Salutations while Pregnant

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a Happy Winter! With all the snow we've had recently, I wondered, What else is there to do in a snowstorm but YOGA to prepare the mind and body for birth? In this video, I will demonstrate, at about 5 months...

A Letter to Grandparents by Penny Simpkin

Dear Grandparents (and other family members),   Congratulations on the birth of your new grandchild! This birth marks the continuation of your family into a new generation. Your support and love can ease your own child’s transition into parenthood.   If your children invite you to come and help, recognize it...

What do the Super Bowl and Breastfeeding Have in Common?

by Nicole Buratti, HBCE, CLD, CCBE, RPYT, RYT Nope, it has nothing to do with wardrobe malfunctions, Katie Perry, or nursing positions such as the football hold. It has nothing to do with the Super Bowl welcoming breastfeeding mothers into their private Super Bowl Lactation Space sponsored...

My Struggle with Postpartum Depression

by Nicole Buratti, HBCE, LCCE, RPYT, CLD, CCBE, eRYT Having a Baby is Supposed to be the Happiest Time in Your Life Today is the 10th anniversary of my realization that I had postpartum depression. I don't say diagnosis. It was a realization that something wasn't right...

How to Write Your Own Affirmations

CREATE YOUR OWN AFFIRMATION(S) By Lauren F. Grogan of Center Your Health I'm a huge believer of what the mind believes the body achieves. Years ago, during my first trip to India, I was given an affirmation by a sweet Indian man that was assisting me with my...

I Hate the F Word!

by Nicole Buratti, LCCE, HCBE, CLD, CCBE, RPYT, eRYT I don't think the F word belongs in birth and it certainly shouldn't be used to refer to a woman's body, especially by medical professionals!  The F word I'm referring to is FAIL! I was chatting with a...