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Posts Tagged "children"

Drop the Story Line and Reside in Present Moment Mindfulness

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Blog Posts |

Drop the Story Line and Reside in Present Moment Mindfulness

I teach my birth clients that labor and childbirth are not about resisting, avoiding, escaping, or controlling the expansions or the pain. Rather we must surrender, welcome, say Yes!, allow things to be just as they are, and move with the natural flow. In this manner no friction or tension is created, and the female body can very easily and efficiently do what it knows how to do, and give birth to a precious baby, in an atmosphere of joy, awe, gratitude, peace, and love. In the same way,...

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Just Let Go

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Just Let Go

We discover we are pregnant, and in an instant, our life and the whole world has changed. From that day forward we learn a certain lesson in letting go that nothing can teach us quite like being a mother, or quite the same way our children do. We think of a myriad ways to control the expanding of our figure, the seeking of birthing wisdom and knowledge, the progression of our pregnancy, and even convincing ourselves we can choose the date on which our baby will be born. As soon as we do this,...

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The Beauty and Necessity of Vulnerability in Birth

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Blog Posts |

The Beauty and Necessity of Vulnerability in Birth

Our American culture loves sensationalism and loves to scare women about childbirth. Women who have already given birth can be experts at zeroing in on unsuspecting and unfortunate others, whose blossoming bellies they take as an invitation to recount their carefully crafted birth horror stories. Even family members, friends, and coworkers jump on the scarey birth story band wagon and relate not only their fear conjuring stories, but their idea of “the only right way” to give birth. The media...

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“No FLies on me with DDT!”

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“No FLies on me with DDT!”

DISTAVAL (Thalidomide), circa 1960 add slogan: “This child’s life may depend on the safety of Distaval” Who says advertising doesn’t tell the truth? Sadly, this slogan was more true than anyone expected at the time. Distaval was a brand name for thalidomide, a drug given in the 50’s to expectant mothers in case of morning sickness or nausea. Thalidamide caused thousands of cases of severe deformity and death. Children were born with serious eye, heart, alimentary canal, urinary tract...

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