Posts Tagged: birth

Is my unborn baby at risk for COVID-19?

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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 »

Mind the gap, part 2


During pregnancy women voraciously read books and blogs.  You’re talking to anyone and everyone in your circle of friends and family who has had a baby.  Probably selectively, since Aunt Agnes just tells horror stories.  The women in your world help you define what is normal, what is possible, and your vision of birth and… Read more »

Safety first at birth


Looking towards birth for a beloved mother & baby, we all put safety first, without question. What does safety mean to each one of us?  When we start to unpack safety at birth, it has many dimensions.  Health and well-being of mother and baby are foremost.  Trustworthy medical care, available to support a woman when… Read more »

We’re in Vagus now!

Mindfulness in motion

When we are in a happy place with the vagus nerve, the world is good. But when the vagus is unhappy, we are in tears and tantrums. So what and where is Vagus? Not far away, I assure you. The vagus nerve runs the show on the most basic states of the nervous system. We… Read more »

Who initiates birth

Active baby in birth

  Your baby is the prime instigator of labor in a physiologic birth. He begins the whole process of birth via dynamic fluid communications through his placenta. In utero your baby tracks all of her own internal development.  Researchers seeking the triggers for onset of labor have found that fetal lung maturity is a key… Read more »

Rotation for mama and baby

Active baby in birth

Baby’s descent during the birth is a big movement project for him.  Your best options for easing labor are to move – or to be moved. You know that the muscles of your uterus are well designed to propel your baby down and out.  The upper two-thirds of the uterine muscles are extraordinarily strong, while… Read more »

Your baby as your birth partner

Active baby in birth

A woman approaching birth is on an intimate journey with her baby, and soon to share the exquisite experience of birth.  You know that you can be active and empowered in your birth with good support.   As a woman you have all the resources within in you to own your birth.  Just so, your baby… Read more »