Birth in the Know

Should Pregnant Women Take the Covid19 Vaccine?

There are many questions regarding pregnancy and the Covd-19 vaccine? First of all, nobody can tell someone else what they should or shouldn’t do. The better question would be, “Is the Covid-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women?” The answer is not clear because there hasn’t been any testing on pregnant women. This is where it …

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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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