Posts Tagged ‘Birth’

Snooki – Our Jersey Girl as a Public Health Role Model?

Unless you live under a rock and don’t go out at all, you have to know that Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is a mom!

Her baby boy, Lorenzo, was born this August. Snooki has been showing him off in beautiful pics on her official Twitter and Facebook feed.

Snooki became famous as a fightin’ boozin’ bad-girl with her group of pals on the show, Jersey Shore. Millions scrutinized her as she rumbled with her frenemies living in their Jersey shore rental house, partying it up, just like the rest of us Jersey-ites did as twenty-somethings (say what???).

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Guest Post: My Birth Story: Reliving, Rehashing, and Now Rewriting

My Birth Story: Reliving, Rehashing, and Now Rewriting

by Brandy Ash Myers, NCC

Today is a beautiful guest post by Brandy Ash Myers, a wonderful on-line friend of mine.  She experienced postpartum obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress (childbirth onset) during the birth of her first child.

Now, during her second pregnancy, she was moved to write her birth story, as a facet of her own healing, and to help others heal.

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Coming out of the closet about depression and postpartum depression

I’m re-posting a previous blog that I wrote for World Mental Health Day.

As I said before, as an LPC, I could write another professional blog about treatment options or family dynamics; like outline a specific self-care relaxation, expressive or cognitive re-framing exercise.

But, online, I was skirting around telling my own personal story.

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How Much Stress is Too Much Stress in Pregnancy?

I’d love to share with you a chapter from new book, BirthTouch: Shiatsu and Acupressure for the Childbearing Year.

It’s available on Amazon for purchase

So – good question – how much stress in pregnancy is too much?

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Prenatal Yoga: Integrating your Body and Mind: The Benefits of Yoga during Pregnancy

 

This is a guest post written by Deena H. Blumenfeld, RYT, RPYT, LCCE, my friend and colleague at Science & Sensibility.

Many thanks, Deena, for your insights into the mindbody integration that is prenatal yoga!

Deena H. Blumenthal, RYT, RYPT, LCCE

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New Research – Changes in Labor Patterns Over 50 Years

New research was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Katherine Laughon, MD, and her colleagues, D. Ware Branch, M.D., Julie Beaver, M.S, and Jun Zhang, Ph.D., M.D., (2012) examined differences in childbirth labor patterns over the past fifty years, comparing data from a large study in the 1960’s with data from a large study in the 2000’s.

 Two of their major findings was that women;’s labor patterns  have lengthened by about 2.6 hours!  And that cesarian section rates have quadrupled.  The researchers state that there are differences in maternal characteristics as well. However, the research team controlled for many factors.  Their conclusion was that the longer labor times for women and the increase in cesarian section is due to changing patterns in obstetrical practice. The researchers state that more research needs to be done to reach firm conclusions.

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