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Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor: Everything You Need to Know

From concerns about potential injuries to how to prepare your pelvic floor for childbirth, women are unsure about where to turn for reliable information about pregnancy and the pelvic floor.  We connected with Sonia Reiter, an occupational therapist specializing in pelvic floor therapy and a prenatal yoga instructor, to take a deep dive into everything …

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Meditation and Loss

My husband Steve and I were so excited for our next adventure with baby number two. The wait for our first appointment felt like an eternity.   But my daily mindful meditation kept me grounded amidst all of the anticipation. For twenty minutes every morning I’d sit and become an observer. Receiving the comfort I needed, …

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Why You Might Want to Consider a Doula in Your Birth Plan

Ever searched on YouTube for water birth videos?  About a month into my pregnancy, I did. I must have binge-watched thirty of the most gentle and touching labors on the internet. And I was completely awe-struck. The tenacity and soulfulness that these mothers brought to their labors was breathtaking. I had never seen anything like …

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Emotional Stress During Pregnancy & How to Make It Better

It was a seemingly average day during my second pregnancy. Everything was going well when I opened my email inbox to find a snarky email from a coworker. Typically I would have shaken it off and quickly bounced back to my happy-go-lucky self.  Unfortunately, at 37 weeks pregnant calm, cool, and collected was not my …

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My 12-Week Ultrasound: How I Tackled Anxiety Through Meditation

I remember every single doctor’s appointment clearly.  Perhaps it is because I spent three years shuffling from office to office- off and on tables, in and out of stirrups, undressed from the waist down, ready for the next test, the next scan.  It was during this shuffle, as I like to call it, that I …

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Everything You Need To Know About Prenatal Vitamins

When I became pregnant with my daughter Annabell, I didn’t know which prenatal vitamin to choose. So, I did what so many other pregnant women do, I went in for my initial doctor’s visit and asked my OBGYN to recommended one. Within seconds, they prescribed me an under the counter $60 bottle, and the next …

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Everything You Need To Know About Labor

I can still feel the anticipation of what labor would feel like. In the weeks leading up to giving birth to my daughter Annabell, I felt both excited and nervous as I drew closer to my due date. Each day, my mind would race about how and where labor would begin, what it would feel …

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Pregnancy Nutrition Tips with Parsley Health Founder Dr. Robin Berzin

I was overwhelmed with what to eat during pregnancy. Although I had a healthy diet to begin with, I was constantly concerned about not getting enough nutrition or eating something that could harm my baby. This left me googling what I could / couldn’t eat for months, and with all the conflicting research out there, …

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