June 25, 2019

Happy Summer Solstice!

Now that school is out and it’s officially summer, it’s time to bring on all the summer activities and beach visits — and if you’re pregnant during the summer, find ways to keep cool and relaxed in this New England humidity! 

If you’re wondering wh...

May 26, 2019

Pregnancy is a magical, joy-filled time. For some, it can also be a time of anxiety.  First time moms are experiencing their bodies in a whole new amazing way, and planning for a total change in life as they know it.  

First time birth partners are often at a loss...

February 3, 2019

These days when you say that you work with the LGBTQIA+ community, most people know that you work with Lesbians or a Gay couple but, what about the rest of the alphabet? By definition the LGBTQIA+ community is; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning...

December 19, 2018

Stress; a healthy dose keeps us on alert, often assisting us in narrowing our focus to accomplish tasks. However, problems can arise when stress becomes prolonged. This type of stress is known as chronic stress. The causes of stress vary from person to person and manif...

June 10, 2018


Although the media typically shows a laboring mother comfortably positioned on her bed during labor and birth, evidence based research shows that this is not the ideal place to labor!

If you have ever heard of waterbirth you may have raised your brow and thought what i...

So, you watched what you ate, took your prenatal vitamins, and maintained a healthy lifestyle. And now Baby is here! Coming home with your new baby should be a time for rest and finding a new rhythm. No one wants to come home and jump into action cleaning the house. Bu...

April 23, 2018

There once was a village…

And in that village, for the days and weeks after, a woman who gave birth would be physically and emotionally nourished, hydrated, and cared for by the women in the village while she focused on getting to know and bond with her new baby. Today,...

April 15, 2018

External What? External focal points, that’s what! If you took a childbirth education class you may have heard this term.

The idea is that you enter an unfamiliar place (i.e. the hospital), with unfamiliar people (i.e. the medical staff), with unfamiliar pain (i.e. co...

April 10, 2018

We've all heard about postpartum depression...

What can we do to open a dialog about what happens to women as new moms?  Some women intuit what needs to happen or what's going on with their physiology and psychology...but the vast majority of us could use some support....

April 8, 2018

I see the world as a dance; electrons around the protons and neutrons, the planets around the sun, the dance of the seasons, and the wind in the trees, even the blood through the rhythm of the heart sustaining our cells. All dances happen with such perfect harmony that...

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