Birth in the Know

Why I Created a Pregnancy Game to Learn About Birth

I created a pregnancy game, Down the Canal – the Game of Birth for a fun way to learn about birth options. There are so many books to read and so many websites to visit, it can be overwhelming for expectant parents. How do they really know which sources are promoting the best available evidence? …

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More Women Depressed and Anxious Due to Covid 19

There has been a definite rise in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders since Covid 19 struck our planet.  The headlines and front pages don’t always give you the news about important matters.  Mental health is still a taboo subject, and widely misunderstood. Pregnant women, and those that are brand new mothers can experience a perinatal …

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Reiki for More Relaxation and a Stress Free Pregnancy

Reiki is safe in pregnancy. Pregnancy can bring up a lot of emotion around body image, birth, and becoming responsible for a tiny human.  Being pregnant can stir up trauma that has long been buried.  Fear and anxiety is common during this time, and Reiki energy can ease the stress, and release blockages in the …

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How Safe Is The Hospital During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Safety is a relative term. If you feel safe, you are safe. This COVID 19 pandemic has changed how we do so many things. Where some hospitals are requiring COVID tests, and are preventing doulas and partners from being with laboring women, the real question might be, “Where can I give birth safely, and freely, …

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