It’s no secret that the path to postpartum healing can be long and arduous. The time after birth should be observed as a sacred bonding time between mom and baby. This is a time for deep care and rest for the new mother, given that you just spent the last several months growing […]
When Should I See a Chiropractor in Pregnancy?
My back hurts. O my! This groin pain is barely manageable. I can’t handle this sciatica but everyone says it’s normal during pregnancy to experience this. Does any of this sound familiar? Aches and pains are not a normal part of the pregnancy experience, but unfortunately they are very common. Read on to learn how […]
Decreasing Fear Around Childbirth–Ali Sugarman
There are many reasons people fear childbirth; pain, dying, losing their baby, obstetric violence, having a c-section. But I want to talk about the first reason: pain. First off, I want to say that childbirth is painful- because you are stretching yourself, physically and emotionally. You are taking part in a GRAND TRANSFORMATION- and transformations […]
Holding Space–Dakota Hindman
A lot of people ask me what I mean when I say I “hold space”. I think a lot of doulas get asked this question. So what does it actually mean? Here’s my two cents on it: As I full-spectrum birth-keeper, I know the art of holding space well… I sit quietly. I listen deeply […]
The Benefits of Reflexology During Pregnancy and Labor Ali Sugarman – Doula & Reflexologist When an individual becomes pregnant, there can be a lot of emotions that unfold! While this can be an exciting time for some, it can be confusing and not so pleasant for others. No matter how you feel about getting […]