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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pregnancy and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

I want to talk about pregnancy and organ prolapse today.  I have a guest blogger who has written a great blog about what this condition is, how to repair it and more importantly how to prevent it from occurring.  Now some of you might be thinking that if you are having a C-section that this does not apply to you.  WRONG!  Pelvic prolapse can occur even if you are not pushing your baby out. No matter your birth plans, during pregnancy your pelvic floor is affected by the extra weight of your baby.  Please keep reading this post and reply with your experience of either preventing it or what you did to help repair it.

Pregnancy and Pelvic Organ Prolapse by Elizabeth Carrollton, Drugwatch

If there is one thing a woman is not thinking about during pregnancy, it is probably Pelvic Organ Prolapse. However, almost 50 percent of all women will be diagnosed with Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). This is because pregnancy, childbirth and menopause are leading causes of POP. Women’s bodies undergo a profound metamorphosis in the nine months it takes to create human life. Unfortunately, the stretching of the connective tissues and muscles in the pelvis can leave a lasting effect.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Once a woman’s connective tissues and muscles have been stretched to accommodate pregnancy, they are never quite the same. Combine this with decreased estrogen levels during menopause, which causes a further thinning and weakening of pelvic tissues, and POP is often the result.

At its mildest, POP is asymptomatic, meaning a woman won’t have any symptoms, but it may be noticed by her doctor during a pelvic exam. At its most dramatic, the uterus or bladder can begin to collapse and descend into the […]

By |October 28th, 2012|General Topics|Comments Off on Pregnancy and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Dance to Progress Labor! Posh Push Book on Amazon Kindle!

Posh Push book is available now on Amazon e-Kindle!

Enjoy this inspiring video of a mama featured in the book Posh Push dancing in labor! I love how the nurse at UCLA hospital was totally calm and allowed Liz to do her thing!

By |October 10th, 2012|Labor Tools, Yoga|Comments Off on Dance to Progress Labor! Posh Push Book on Amazon Kindle!

Orgasm in Labor?

Yes, this can happen!  Read a few birth stories where mamas confess to this occurring.  FInd it here in my new book called Posh Push: Modern Girls Reveal Secrets to  More Natural Birth available as Kindle download on Amazon TODAY!

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By |October 8th, 2012|General Topics|Comments Off on Orgasm in Labor?

Posh Push: Modern Girls Reveal Secrets for a More Natural Birth

Must-read Guide That Reveals How Labor Can Be Faster, Easier and Even Luxurious
LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 05, 2012 – Women everywhere have questions about childbirth.  “Am I prepared to have an enjoyable, comfortable childbirth?   Could I have a natural birth experience without drugs?” Now these women can find all the answers, secrets and more in the new book, Posh Push: Modern Women Reveal Secrets for a More Natural Birth, now available on Amazon:

This fabulous new book offers support and helps build confidence in modern women who strive to have a more natural childbirth. The book is packed full of insider tips, gems of wisdom, and stories from modern mothers and birth experts to help women achieve a more natural labor, with ease and comfort.  Posh Push celebrates a more natural childbirth as beautiful, attainable and for every woman that wants it.  This essential guide will prepare women in mind and body to optimize their pregnancy and birth environment.

Natural childbirth is an increasingly popular trend.  We see many celebrities choosing to have natural childbirths and sharing their stories in the media.  Now, chic, modern moms everywhere like Alison, Johanna and Tiffany, featured in Posh Push, are sharing their revealing birth stories in rich detail and answering “Why would anyone want a natural childbirth?”

Written in a fun, informative format, the authors ask, “Where are all the worldly stiletto wearing women who want to birth their babies naturally?” Co-authors, Patricia Grube and Sara Smildzins found them and the stories these women share exclusively in Posh Push will have pregnant women everywhere saying, “I want that too!”  For women that are […]

By |October 7th, 2012|Birth Rights, Doulas, General Topics, Homebirth/Midwives, Labor Tools, Yoga|Comments Off on Posh Push: Modern Girls Reveal Secrets for a More Natural Birth

The Big Baby BS – Fetal Macrosomia

It breaks my heart and also frustrates me to hear women time and time again share with me the fear that has been implanted in their minds by their doctors concerning the size of their babies. Knowledge is power. Let’s have a discussion today about “the Big Baby Bullshit.” I put this term in quotes because I did not coin this term but ran across some website a few years ago dedicated to this topic.

First, allow me a moment to celebrate a few September births from my yoga class:

Amy ‘s story: “Hi Patricia! I’m the short blonde girl who usually sat in the back corner. I was scheduled for a planned c-section because the doctor said I would have a huge baby.  But, I went into labor on my own on Friday August 31st (water broke at 12:50am), I dilated all the way to 10 cm by Saturday night at 9pm but he wasn’t coming so they wheeled me in for c-section at 1:30am.  On Sunday morning, September 2nd, Baby boy, Everett James, was born at 2am and weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz.  Doctors were way off thinking I was going to have a 10 lb baby!”

Another Yoga Mama who declined her doctor’s recommendation for induction/Cesarean for suspected big baby:

Liza’s story: “Hi Patricia! This is Liza from Yoga class. I’m the girl with glasses that sits all over the place and brings non-pregnant family members to learn yoga moves with us. My daughter Lillian Marie was born on Thurs, Sept 27 after twelve hours of non-medicated labor – four at home, eight at the hospital. I used multiple music playlists, lots of dancing and moving, a yoga block, and partner stretches to get me […]

By |October 2nd, 2012|Birth Rights, General Topics|Comments Off on The Big Baby BS – Fetal Macrosomia