Carol and Juan had taken my Hypnobirthing® classes and inspired me with their love toward each other and toward their children at home. It had been many years since their other children were born and they knew that natural birth was the right choice for them. It is rare that I have seen dedicated parents [...]
Women facing fertility challenges are often told that certain vitamins and dietary adjustments can restore hormonal functioning, reduce FSH levels, and ultimately help them get pregnant. Yet many women try to cut out processed meats, refined sugars, and dairy products for a few weeks or supplement their diets with large doses of vitamins and don’t notice a bit of difference. It is well documented that body fat content has an effect on our fertility (too high or too low a body fat content accounts for 12 percent of infertility cases in the United States); lesser known is how much of a role nutrition plays in our reproductive health.
Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Filmmaker Abby Epstein follow their landmark documentary, The Business of Being Born, with an all-new, four part DVD series that continues their provocative and entertaining exploration of the modern maternity care system. More Business of Being Born offers a practical look at birthing options as well as poignant [...]
August 18th, 2011 from the AOMA blog
This technique is called “Na Du Jiao” which means “Grasping Belly Corner”, and it is one of the numerous massage techniques of Chinese Pediatric Tuina (traditional massage). Chinese Pediatric Tuina has been applied for over one thousand years in [...]
Recently on a break from my office, I overheard a conversation between four professional looking women. They sat around the table and, between bites of sandwiches, were comparing anti-depressant medication. What a lunch conversation! “The doctor gave me Paxil and I am just a new woman!” one lady exclaimed, as if she had just been given the secret to immortality. Then she turned to the woman next to her and casually asked her “What does YOUR doctor have you taking