Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Before Western medical practices displaced traditional midwifery, the touch and massage of a midwife or birth attendant was a central component of prenatal care around the world. Prenatal massage and compassionate touch during the childbearing year are more than a primitive practice or luxurious...

What are the benefits of Water Birth for mother and baby

Waterbirth - so simple, yet so complex. There are so many reasons to embrace it, not least of which is that water forms a protective cocoon aorund the mother, allowing her to do what she must do in order to birth her baby. GENTLY. Much has been written about waterbirth, and its benefits. Here are the...

So, is Lamaze all about breathing?

Many times, when expectant parents call me about Lamaze classes, the first thing they ask is “Do you teach breathing techniques?” I tell them that I do, and then also tell them that “breathing” is not the most important part of the classes. Many women who come to me for postnatal exercises, or...