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 3, 2018

Many months ago I was able to attend a workshop on Spinning Babies techniques. And before your concern sets in as you have strange visions of babies spinning, Spinning Babies is just a cute (but slightly misleading) word for movements and stretches that help loosen ten...

March 17, 2018

As I was listening to the radio today I heard a variety of stories.  One was about feminism.  One was about reclaiming core spiritual values and creating political change.  One was about using technology to reduce traffic.  I was so invigorated by the people who are st...

June 23, 2017

“What is an episiotomy, anyways?” you may ask. Perhaps this medical term was foreign to you before you were pregnant, right up there with Braxton Hicks contractions and transition. An episiotomy is an incision made in the tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus...

June 23, 2017

Welcome to Birthing Gently’s monthly blog. Last month, we explored the numerous changes rapidly happening to you and your beautiful new baby, two weeks after you birthed this lovely little human being. For some moms, and dads, these past two weeks have been a whirlwind...

March 29, 2017

Although there is no scientific proof that pets can sense their owner’s pregnancy, there seems to be some anecdotal evidence that they do detect changes in your mood, posture, behavior, and body chemistry during your pregnancy. Cats and dogs are highly attuned to chang...

February 26, 2017


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