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Breastfeeding: Clogged Duct

So many of us have had that unbelievable pain of the clogged duct, or have read about it in the local Breastfeeding Group on Facebook. You name it: Badass Breastfeeders, La Leche League, Breastfeeding Your Way. When it comes to the plugged duct, we will...

Seven Natural Ways to Relieve Heartburn in Pregnancy

[caption id="attachment_1159" align="aligncenter" width="664"] Heartburn During Pregnancy[/caption] Last week on the blog, you read my take on Gestational Diabetes. This week's blog topic is on heartburn during pregnancy.  Heartburn during pregnancy is a mystery to some and simply an old wives tale to too many of...

My Response to Lowering the Cesarean Rate in NJ

Have you seen the article "What's behind N.J.'s high rate of C-sections?", originally written for NorthJersey.com?  The article is a very important read if you are planning to have a baby in the state of NJ. Statistically speaking, New Jersey is one of the worst places to...

Birth: A Better Chance than Winning the $700M Powerball Jackpot

by Nicole Buratti, HBCE, LCCE, RPYT, CLD, CCBE, CLE, HBFE, eRYT200 I was having a conversation with two yogini moms after Prenatal Yoga on Wednesday morning about what birth really looks like.  Jen and Nikki were chatting when I chimed it. Nikki is a crunchy home-birthing, second-time mom,...