The other day I went to lunch with two friends. We started talking about pregnancy and birth and one friend said, "sorry if this is TMI, but my mom told me that she had an orgasm during both of her births!" This is the most exciting news I've heard all week! I had heard of orgasmic birth, but I'd never known of anyone personally that actually experienced it. The timing of … [Read more...] about Orgasm during birth. Yes, seriously!
Strengthen your immune system during pregnancy
Living dirty for better optimal health is an idea that I've just been introduced to after reading "The Microbiome Solution" by Dr. Robynne Chutkan. Dr. Chutkan is a gastroenterologist working at Georgetown University Hospital and also running her own integrative health center for women. What does all of this have to do with pregnancy and birthing a new baby? A lot. The … [Read more...] about Strengthen your immune system during pregnancy
Microbiome, birth, and baby: What you need to know
Micro- what? The microbiome is something scientists and doctors are learning more about everyday. The microbiome plays a big role in our overall health and well-being. This is true for even the tiniest of us, newborn babies. I had the chance to talk with Toni Harman, director and producer of the film, MicroBirth. Find out exactly what the microbiome is and how it plays a role … [Read more...] about Microbiome, birth, and baby: What you need to know
Real birth stories: Dream labor
No morning sickness. No cravings. For me, being pregnant had felt a lot like not being pregnant, so I was eager to discover how my perceptions of labor would compare to the real thing. On the night before my due date, I climbed into bed and felt a kick, then a trickle. “My water just broke,” I announced to my husband. Except for being damp, I didn’t feel any different. … [Read more...] about Real birth stories: Dream labor