Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How to treat vaginal problems

http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/garlic.asp I love this article about using garlic to treat yeast infections or GBS. It's written by a CNM and she makes the point that simple treatments like this won't be studied because there's no profit incentive. The women can Facebook it tho, right...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Julie's Birth Story

Hi Lisa,

I wanted to share my birth story with you and Kari and to thank you both for all
the support and preparation Tony and I received during the birth rhythms and
labour intensive classes.

I went to bed after my yoga class on Monday June 8th and woke up at 3:30am in
labour. When I realized I was really in labour I had a moment of panic ("I
can't do this" "I'm not strong enough") and then I remembered all the women I
knew who had taken this journey before me and I let go of all fear. The rest of
the day was transcendently peaceful! I slept on and off between contractions
throughout the night and then got up at 7am to begin my more focused journey.
Tony and I walked around the neighborhood and then around the birthing pool
throughout the day - I must have walked about 50 miles by the end of the day
:-) Walking was definitely the ritual that was working for me. Between each
"expansion," I was able to focus on returning to my "baseline" and felt as
though I entered more and more into labourland as the day progressed. At around
5:30pm walking just no longer seemed to work, so I entered the birthing pool!
The waters brought such relief - in all my life I've never felt such a
wonderful feeling! I began pushing at around 6pm and through deep moans and
even some powerful growls, I gave birth to a beautiful son at 7:26pm!

I can't even express to you how grateful I am for all the preparation Tony and I
did and received. I was able to trust myself, trust the process, and connect
with my baby. In doing so, I birthed him with a profound sense of trust and

Thanks to you both!


Eating Healthy during pregnancy

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Eating healthy During Pregnancy

At the Monell Chemical Senses Centre in Philadelphia they were rebabysearching to see if what the mother ate affected the lifelong food and flavour preferences in their babies. Dr Mennella had a group made up of pregnant and nursing mothers drink carrot juice every day. Once eating food the children who were exposed to the taste of carrots through the amniotic fluid or breast milk were much keener on carrots than those whose mothers had not drunk carrot juice!

A similar study was then done on peaches and found the same result.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Meet the Doulas Open House!

June 17th, 8-10 pm
502 Main St.

Birth Rhythm Doula Services welcomes you to our casual gathering and viewing of the new documentary by Marshall Klaus, a world renowned researcher: " The First Hour of Life." " We now know that the first hour and a half are what one calls a 'sensitive period' for a certain number of processes to take place and for bonding to begin. This is a precious time that cannot be repeated."

No RSVP required. All expectant families or curious welcome.