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Featured in Gossipist Mag Podcast! Birth hypnosis works!

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Gossipist Magazine did an interview of independent thinker, Rae, about her decision to pursue  a home birth for her second childbirth experience. Her first was in a hospital. For both births, she used birth hypnosis techniques. I was her birth hypnosis therapist for those births.  Read on….

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Mindbody Research: Lavender Aromatherapy Provides Comfort and Increases Maternal Contentment in Childbirth

Evidence-based mindbody practices help alleviate pain, depression and anxiety (Istock/Zen)

Evidence-based mindbody practices help alleviate pain, depression and anxiety (Istock/Zen)

This year, 2014, Maasumeh Kaviani, Faculty Member at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, and her team of research scholars conducted a study to see the effects of using lavender aromatherapy during childbirth on pain intensity perception, duration of labor, maternal contentment and Apgar scores. The researchers found the use of the lavender aromatherapy lowered the perception of pain, improved maternal contentment, but did not reduce the duration of labor. Safely using lavender aromatherapy in the birthing room is inexpensive, has no side effects and may be a holistic way to help women manage their births.

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A Dad’s Postnatal Desperation: Perspectives on Attachment & Resiliency from a Recovering Psychoanalyst

Dr. Good-un-ov’s Guide to Attachment

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Do you ever wonder why we are all so “attached” to the idea of “attachment?”  I do.

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Hel-loooo Birth World – the Sky is Blue: Part Two of an Interview with Walker Karraa MFA, MA CD(DONA)

 

Pregnant and postpartum women are particularly vulnerable to mood and anxiety disorders, and it is life threatening.”

Walker Karraa, MFA, MA, CD(DONA)

How Long Must We Ask for Compassionate Care?

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Hel-looo Birth World – the Sky is Blue: Part One of an interview with Walker Karraa MFA, MA CD(DONA)

How Long Must We Ask for Compassionate Care?

Why aren’t our childbirth websites and our perinatal mental health websites linked? 

Part One of an interview with Walker Karraa MFA, MA CD(DONA)

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