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Fancy hypnosis program?  Check.  Belly-buds so the baby inside can listen to classical music?  Check.  Organic mattress?  Check.  Prenatal acupuncture? Check. ...
Why Couples Won't Seek Help for Infertility - Part 3
Click Here to Read Part 2There are many reasons why women and men do not seek help for infertility when struggling to start a family. Research found that women ages 32-38 year olds with infertility...
Egg Freezing As Standard Of Care
Egg freezing has finally been lifted as an experimental procedure by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and can now be offered as standard of care to patients who desire it. While early...
VBAC Advantage
You think it's harder for VBAC moms (ahem, those women who have had a pervious cesarean who are attempting a vaginal birth after c-section) to have the vaginal birth they've been yearning for? ...
Why Couples Won't Seek Help for Infertility - Part 2
Click here to read Part 1An infertility diagnosis can be devastating news for those trying to grow their families but with the wide range of treatments and options available it is difficult to...
Thriving Midwifery At Risk
Midwives need medical collaboration not supervision. Midwifery is a birth specialty.  Midwives are specially trained through years of schooling, mentoring, and peer review, in the art of...
A Doula Can’t
A doula is just some chick you met on the internet, do you really want her making medical decisions on your behalf?  Of course not, but part of a doula's job is that of advocate, right? ...
Why Couples Won't Seek Help for Infertility - Part 1
Given that the majority of all infertility diagnosis' can be treated with today's medical technologies and advancements, it is surprising that many couples still suffer in silence when they fail to...
Life After Baby: Attachment Part II: Creating healthy attachment
Ed note: This week's column on attachment is the second of a two-article series on attachment. Read the first one here.Attachment, the relationship between a child and caregiver that allows for...
Life After Baby – Attachment Part I: What's Attachment?
Ed note: This week's column on attachment is part one of a two-article series. Have you heard the term attachment bandied about by your pediatrician or other providers and wondered, "What do...
Post Cesarean: 18th Month Cry
My son celebrated his 18th month earth-side. Like most third kids, we celebrated by totally forgetting.  Sorry kid.  But for many, that 18th month mark offers the mom an opportunity to look...
Life After Baby: Transitioning with The Triumvirate
An expectant dad recently asked during a lecture if life after baby is as difficult as often portrayed in this column. I clarified for him - by all means, there's great joy too! But yes, there are...
Mom Colleagues
Ok, so the chipper woman who looooovvvveeesss "Wheels on the Bus" isn't your BFF.  Or the mom of the twins wasn't even born in your decade.  Or, maybe, the too-cool-for-school emo mom's...
Life After Baby: You Can’t Do It All
Children are often taught that that they can grow up to be anything they want if they just try hard enough. An astronaut? Of course! The president - you bet! Singer, astrophysicist, ballerina,...
Infertility and Surrogacy
Infertility affects over 6 million couples in the United States and globally the numbers are much larger.  There are various causes of infertility and one can be that the female cannot carry a...
Life After Baby: Managing the Green-eyed Monster
A core and satisfying relationship prior to the arrival of baby may have included a trusted partner, regular activities and a significant comfort level. When all of a person's prior life rhythms are...
Life After Baby: Bottle Frustration
While everything from diapers to sleep can cause stress and distress for new parents, feeding is often one of the top concerns in life after baby. The breast versus bottles debate has advocates on...
Life After Baby: Cold and Flu Season
Remember flu season before you had a baby? Days of calling in sick to the office, lounging on the couch with reruns of your favorite show, and catching up on the latest magazines? Long naps and...
Do Camel, But You Still Better Drink Water
The full expression of Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is a daunting thing for a beginner or for some pregnant woman. Let's dial back this intermediate backbend to provide a gentle heart-opening option to get...
Does this Baby Make me Look Fat?
I understand that being pregnant can seem like it is taking forever, and that some of the consequences of housing another human being are (sometimes not so much, sometimes extremely) uncomfortable...