Prenatal Yoga Benefits

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So, you have experienced the joy of finding out that you are pregnant and now you feel, different, in a surreal sort of way. You are likely thinking about your pregnancy all throughout your day. It may be a secret that you blissfully carry, or perhaps you feel too ill to experience much bliss at all. For many women this bliss of pregnancy can also bring with it emotional and physical transitions which can feel quite challenging. Your needs may seem to be at an all time high while aches and pains become more prevalent, sleepless nights the norm, and painful heartburn a common occurrence! You are trying to get your home and your life ready for your new baby, but your loved ones keep…

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5 Great Uses for Coconut Oil for your Baby

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Coconut Oil – Five Great Uses For Coconut Oil For Your Baby Your newborn baby is probably the most precious thing in the whole world to you (or one of, if you have more kids). You worry about everything – hot drinks, stray dogs, sunburn, you name it, you’ve worried about. If you’ve read the ingredients on the bottles of baby lotions and creams, then you’re probably worried about chemicals too. You can replace many of your store bought baby products with a natural, chemical-free alternative – coconut oil. Coconut oil is gaining huge momentum worldwide for being a super oil – containing anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Not only will it save you money, it will be better for the planet and better for…

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Baby Belly Tunes for Pregnancy & Postpartum

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Baby Belly Tunes was designed to help support mamas growing belly and relieve common low back strain during pregnancy. It has been proven to help guide baby to the “optimal head down” position for birth. Safety volume speakers to calm and relax both mother & baby throughout pregnancy. The Best part of Baby Belly Tunes is the ability to listen to music with baby and have the safety decibel speakers to protect baby’s ears. Such a great benefit in calming babies and helping to guide them “head down” for labor & birth. This will help prevent back labor and make birthing time shorter and easier! The wrap comes with everything you need, earbuds, adaptor & safety decibel speakers. Just plug in your “music device” and…

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My Baby is Breech, now what?

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During weeks 30-34 of pregnancy, we usually have an idea of how our baby is positioned. IF you find out your baby is sitting in your pelvis, your baby is what we call  “breech.”  You can start hypnosis, specialty yoga positions (with a pregnancy expert), you can seek the help of an acupuncturist and/or prenatal chiropractor to help with the movement of baby to hopefully turn your baby back to a head down position for birth.   BUT, we find most doctors simply want to “schedule” the cesarean.  Now you must deal with the confusion and anxiety of what to do and how to deal with the potential surgery after preparing your whole pregnancy for a normal, natural, vaginal birth. WAIT, there is another option. As…

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Create Self Healing and Blessings for Yourself

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“Love doesn’t rule you. What rules you is fear, phe­nomenal fear. Through this kriya, love can be invoked and fear can be reduced.”    -Yogi Bhajan Part 1 Here you are mentally and hypnoti­cally blessing yourself. This self-blessing is to affect and correct the magnetic field. It is said that doing this exercise will hurt if you have a lot of anger. Self-help is very difficult for those who are angry. After doing this exercise for 5 minutes your muscles may start hurting if your diet is improper. The taste in your mouth will change if you are breathing correctly. Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine and hold yourright palm six to nine inches above the top center of your head. The right…

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Induction at 41 weeks – ! What’s it all about

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There are all kinds of problems associated with providing care based on risk rather than on individual women. However, risk along with ‘due dates’ is here to stay, and women often want to know about risks. Risk is a very personal concept and different women will consider different risks to be significant to them. Everything we do in life involves risk. So when considering whether to do X or Y there is no ‘risk free’ option. All women can do is choose the option with the risks they are most willing to take. However, in order to make a decision women need adequate information about the risks involved in each option. If a health care provider fails to provide adequate information they could be faced with legal…

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Dreams really do come True!!! As a prenatal yoga teacher and labor doula, there has been overwhelming interest in having a Birth Center in the South.  It became clear to me that women wanted  this safe alternative to hospital birthing. So, together with the effort of many, The first Birth Center in the South that will offer  a safe option (across from a Hospital), providing waterbirths, midwifery care, childbirth education, complete prenatal & postnatal care. Holistic OB/GYN support together with MIDWIFERY care throughout your pregnancy, birth & beyond. Estimated  Grand Opening is set for Early 2015!  I thank GOD first, then the support of family and all who are working together to make this a warm, wonderful environment for you to birth your baby~  Holistic South Pregnancy…

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Trust the Universe, Trust Birth!

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Nothing happens in our lives and in the world without purpose The path that speeds us toward our dreams can be a challenging and complex one, so it’s easy to get bogged down in confusion and insecurities. We often hesitate at the start of that path, questioning our purpose or our capabilities. Yet we should be moving forward joyously, eager to discover what destiny has in store for us. The universe has plans for us that eclipse anything we have dreamed of thus far. Though we must work diligently to fulfill our potential and to accomplish our individual missions, the universe is aware of both the quests we chose before birth and the goals we have formulated in adulthood. If we accept that it us…

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Healthy Granola Recipe for Pregnancy and Beyond

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HOW ABOUT A CUSTOM MADE GRANOLA FOR ENERGY & PROTEIN  You can adjust this any way you like, using your favorite nuts ! 1 cup roasted hazelnuts – chopped into big pieces 1 cup roasted cashews – chopped into big pieces 1 cup organic oats 1 cup slivered almonds or almond pieces 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut 3 tablespoons – veggie oil 2 tablespoons – honey STIR TOGETHER AND SPREAD EVENLY ON BAKING PAN. BAKE AT 350 degrees for 20 minutes – shaking the pan around at 10 minutes. When finished, toss together and ENJOY!!!

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Dads with Daughters Part 5 of 5

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36. Few things in life are more comforting to a crying little girl than her father’s hand. Never forget this. 37. Introduce her to the swings at your local park. She’ll squeal for you to push her higher and faster. Her definition of “higher and faster” is probably not the same as yours. Keep that in mind. 38. When she’s a bit older, your definition of higher and faster will be a lot closer to hers. When that day comes, go ahead… give it all you’ve got. 39. Holding her upside down by the legs while she giggles and screams uncontrollably is great for your biceps. WARNING: She has no concept of muscle fatigue. 40. She might ask you to buy her a pony on…

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