Posts By: Catherine Burns

Is my unborn baby at risk for COVID-19?

Posted by & filed under Birth, Uncategorized.

Is my unborn baby at risk for COVID-19? If I get COVID-19 while pregnant,  will I have other serious health consequences? Evidence based information for childbearing women Research concludes: Pregnant women who have COVID-19 have the same symptoms as the general population. “The clinical characteristics of COVID-19 pneumonia during pregnancy are similar to those of… Read more »

Elderberry – Let’s clear up the confusion

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In these uncertain times, we all want to know what we can do to strengthen our health for ourselves, our kids and our family members.  We want solid, high quality information to make decisions. One of my roles in supporting families is to vet and forward excellent information to families.   Also, let’s demystify confusing… Read more »

Our beloved cannot read our mind

Posted by & filed under Child development, Parenting.

As babies, our little ones need us to give generously to care for them. Our wholehearted responsiveness to their needs of all kinds creates within them a sense of trust in relationship.  We respond with ‘Yes, my dear one’, as much as we are able. Babies learn that the world is a safe place, that… Read more »

Love upholds all

Posted by & filed under Somatic mamas.

We want to honor the woman in birth, to let her know that her efforts are all worthy, that she is beautiful & strong, and that she is making the best possible choices, moment to moment. Birth is an extraordinary experience in a woman’s life, and, while we can influence its course, we cannot control… Read more »

Should or Could

Posted by & filed under Awakening mind, Mindfulness in motion.

Noticing again how often SHOULD is running behind my thoughts and everyday functioning.  All the things I SHOULD do are worthwhile. But Should Do carries such a weight of judgment when I don’t manage to pull it all off. Of course, since it is the endless To Do list. When I slow down enough to… Read more »

Babies are money makers

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In his research on infant care, and especially premature infant care, Dr Nils Bergman is working assiduously to debunk the mythology that premature babies are more healthy in incubators.  The whole emergence of incubator use was a great money maker of “Dr” Couney, who set up his Infant Incubator exhibits at World Fairs and amusement… Read more »

Breastfeeding Friendly childcare

Posted by & filed under Breastfeeding.

New MDH Breastfeeding Friendly recognition program available The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has launched a program to recognize family child care homes and child care centers that have taken steps to become Breastfeeding Friendly. Child care providers can play a critical role in supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies. It’s important to recognize their… Read more »

Triplet tales: It took a village

Posted by & filed under Breastfeeding, Somatic bodywork.

Breastfeeding: Slow beginning….. We were committed to breastfeeding, and we needed everyone’s help to make it possible.  Breastfeeding was affected by so many variables.  Each baby had his/her own little challenges in the beginning. I began bringing them to breast from the first day, but they were born early, so the babies weren’t quite ready… Read more »

My mobility is back

Posted by & filed under Somatic bodywork, Somatic mamas.

My sacrum felt amazing all weekend – like I wasn’t even pregnant. It’s feeling a bit tighter now but no pain. Because it’s unstable, I’m combining movement activities at home with alternating chiropractic and myofascial release help. I feel like I have my body and mobility back. Thank you. – Kim K