Some days it seems as though pregnancy and birth is all over the media. Even more true for pregnant people who have a super-heightened radar for picking up anything that mentions bump, birth, or baby. But with pregnancy, birth, and parenting information, there can be too much of a good thing.
By June Connell, ICCE, CD(DONA)The breath is the link between the body and the mind. In the yogic philosophy, how we breathe long and deep or short and shallow can affect and determine our overall emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
When you're on the hunt for the best midwife or OB and hospital or birth center to have your baby, it can be hard to narrow down the field. Yes, you can schedule interviews.
We have been given the opportunity to interview Amy Kuebelbeck, journalist, author, and founder of PerinatalHospice.org, a resource website for parents who make the decision to continue their pregnancy after receiving a diagnosis that their child will die shortly after birth.
Labor and birth is hard, physical work. Your uterus is a muscle -- the strongest muscle in the human body, in fact. With each contraction, your uterus contracts and releases (approximately 200-400 times or more throughout labor, depending on the length of labor).