October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It's estimated that 1 in 3 women have experienced some form of physical abuse from an intimate partner in their lifetime (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), and each year more than 320,000 women experience violence during pregnancy (
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By Deena Blumenfeld, ERYT, RPYT, LCCE
Recently, in one of my prenatal yoga classes, when I mentioned the words "pelvic floor," one of the women said she'd never heard of it nor knew where it was. This wasn’t the first time someone had mentioned a lack of knowledge about her body. Luckily, I hav
I don’t think the second trimester has ever moved this quickly for me. Birth work is busy, but beyond that, there are two rowdy boys managing to take up every inch of free space in my brain. Between pulling the oldest off of his brother and pulling the youngest out of the toilet (or as he sees it, t
September is Baby Safety Month, a national annual campaign created by The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), the national trade organization that works to improve children's product safety.
This year's theme is "Making Baby Safer, Room By Room!" The JPMA says:
Being more aware