Category Archives: Pregnancy

It Takes a Village

By: Simona Fino “Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.” Margaret Mead Most everyone acknowledges the importance of a village, yet our American culture places more value on the individual or […]

Envelop Yourself in Love with Daily Oil Massage

By: Lila Ann Frechette Loving our bodies can help us love our lives. We can support this love with a daily practice that is as much an exercise in cultivating compassion, as it is of nurturing physical and physiological wellness. By lightly oiling your body for five to fifteen minutes, you can revitalize your nervous […]

Ease Pregnancy Related Backaches with 9 Simple Tips

By: Dr. Ariel Provasoli As you may know, during pregnancy many women experience discomfort from all the changes their bodies are going through. It’s not unusual to hear soon-to-be moms sharing about back pain as the baby grows into new places and their center of gravity shifts. These drastic changes can cause an imbalance in […]

Five Super Foods to Support Postpartum Moms

By: Virginia Watkins Gestation and childbirth are no easy task, even at the cellular level. Your body needs specific foods to replenish nutrient stores, help you feel more energized, and to support the healing process. If you are breastfeeding, eating a nourishing diet not only helps you feel better, it can increase the quality of […]

Positions

In this issue: –Tips from a Midwife: A Good Position –The Dance of Labor –First Positions –The Webster Technique