A Simple Birth – the way it should be….

Dec 20, 2008: Our Mom started having pains on the night of the 18th. Pains were crampy, coming off and on with no particular rhythm. Since there was not much progress in either the duration or the intensity, we decided to wait and watch, since it could be false pains. By the next morning, the...

Another natural birth in Hyderabad

December, 18th 2008: Just around the time that our mom in Bangalore was starting to be induced, one more of our mothers went into labor here in Hyderabad. Mom and dad had attended our Healthy Mother antenatal sessions to re-prepare themselves for this birth: they already have a 7 year old boy. Since her...

A Healthy Mother natural birth in Bangalore

Dec 18th, 2008:: This particular mom had attended my Prenatal Lamaze program in Hyderabad, but went to Bangalore for her delivery – Bangalore being where her mother lives. At the start of the antenatal program, she expressed to me that she was so afraid of labor pains, that she had instructed her...

A Natural Birthing Experience…

Dec 17th, 2008: One more of my moms went into labor! This mom was extremely active, well-informed and conscientious about her exercise program. Her due date was on the 14th of December, but as mom and baby were healthy we decided to wait for labor to start on its own. In the meantime, mom practiced her...

To wait or not – that is the question…

Dec 16th, 2008: Our second mom had been very active till the day of her delivery. In fact, on the night before her labor started, she and her husband went for a movie where she climbed 2 flights of stairs. She was also very good about doing her birth fitness exercises she learned in the Healthy Mother...

Of Labors and Births…..

I return to this blog, invigorated from having taken part in a number of incredible events, each marking a significant moment in the lives of seven members of our Healthy Mother family. Seven “Healthy Babies” joined our Healthy Mother family between the 9th and 21st of Dec. Five of our mothers gave...

Ah! Those aches and pains….

By the middle of the second trimester, a lot of my moms-to-be tend to get aches and pains in various parts of their bodies. During the later stages of pregnancy, the expectant mother is carrying extra weight centered forward. To compensate for this forward weight, she adopts an unnatural posture and...

Happy New Year

Wishing All Mothers and their Families a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2009. The year 2008 was exciting for Healthy Mother, as we started our Lamaze and fitness classes for would-be mothers and new moms. I am happy to inform you that two weeks ago I was awarded the Lamaze Certified Childbirth...