The Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2019

The 5 most popular episodes of 2019: The number one most downloaded episode of 2019 is “Real Food for Pregnancy” with Lily Nichols: 049: Real food for pregnancy with Lily Nichols #2 033: Conscious Conception and Pregnancy with Kiersten Markham #3 054: A Mental Health Revolution Begins in Infancy with Greer Kirshenbaum Ph.D. #4 043:… Read more »

Choosing The Right Diaper For Your Baby

Guest post by Nacy Baker of Childmode.com Whether you have a baby on the way or you just welcomed one, you know you are going to need lots of diapers, but how do you the right ones for your baby? The current market is flooded with lots of options within the cloth and disposable categories…. Read more »

Want an Empowered Birth Experience? Take a childbirth course

Preparing for birth (even if this is your 5th pregnancy) can be stressful and overwhelming. You might be feeling anxious and even a little scared about your upcoming birth. You’re not alone. This is quite common. Some women like to go with the flow, while others feel comforted with a plan. You might be Googling… Read more »

Postpartum Hospital Stays

Guest post by Sarah Blunkosky, M.A., RYT 500, R-PYT, R-CYT is an integrative education consultant, certified peer-breastfeeding counselor, and registered Accessible yoga instructor specializing in family, children’s, special needs, and prenatal/postpartum movement/embodiment. She serves clients in Northern Virginia and travels for service appointments, conferences, and workshops with local studios and her company, Learning Heroine LLC…. Read more »

Find out which childbirth education course is right for you

Fun fact: one hospital childbirth education class was all I took before giving birth to my first daughter.  Back then, the idea of birth freaked me out. All I wanted was for the nurse to tell me what to do. I laugh at it now. When I gave birth to my second daughter, I found… Read more »

Baby shampoo on your vulva during birth?

As I typed the title for this blog post, I almost wrote “vagina” instead of “vulva”  and I remembered this image I saw on Instagram depicting the common confusion between the two. (Via the Positive Birth Movement) So why am I talking about the vulva? Well, I recently found out that some care providers are now… Read more »

Clean Up Your Thoughts on Conception

Want to tidy up your mind? By now, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her magic of tidying up. She believes when you tidy your home by choosing JOY, you transform your life.  It’s brilliant! Image Source: Post from Marie Kondo’s Instagram – Art by msbulat   Her method is to examine everything you own… Read more »

Postpartum Minimalism and Recovery

Guest post by Sarah Blunkosky Preserving your precious energies for healing from birth and enjoying this time with baby It is okay to adapt your life around what needs to be done, make plans for other days, and try to engage in contentment in the present moment.  In the postpartum period after birthing a baby… Read more »

3 BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR AN EASIER BIRTH

Guest Post by Olga Morkova As a birth doula, I work with couples who prepare for birth through various childbirth methods, each containing different techniques to breathe their baby into the world. Women who have tried HypnoBirthing breathing techniques during their birth, whether they learned them from a HypnoBirthing childbirth class or heard about them… Read more »