Empowering Fearless Birth Giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Mamas, grab your chance to WIN a FREE COUPLES PASS to the Empowering Fearless Birth conference in middle Tennessee! Parents-to-be & new parents, this event will be packed with birth- & baby-related health  & wellness companies, plus a full slate of free classes going on all day... Mark your calendar: March 8th, 2014 Empowering Fearless Birth -- Tennessee!! Local parent & birth focused vendors Empowering keynote speakers Classes for expecting couples and parents Q&A Panels with local parents Screening of "BIRTH STORY: Ina May and … [Read more...]

Essential Oils for Birth

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Brittany Anderson--board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, birth doula, integrative health coach--is a holistic practitioner who blends the wisdom of ancient tradition with the advances of Western innovation. Recently, she's added essential oils into her personal health and well-being practice, and she's incorporated them into the work she does with friends, family, and clients. Her experience? She feels better, her husband feels better, and the women she works with in pregnancy and birth feel better. Even her father, after years of conventional medical care, has come around to the … [Read more...]

Write Your Birth Story

Writing Your Birth Story Nashville

I cherish my daughters' birth stories because they are *our* stories, each one an epic tale of mother and daughter meeting for the first time. My daughters love to hear about their birth days -- those sacred events that led to their arrival earthside. I love birth stories, too, so much so that I created a book of them, and created a special section for them here on the {breathe, mama} blog. But I'll be the first to admit that a birth story isn't easy to write! That's why I'm offering a new workshop, Writing Your Birthing Story. {sign up for the birth story workshop below!} My … [Read more...]

For Heaven’s Sake, Try Some Yoga!

Christian Postpartum Yoga

Katie from TLCatholic shares her totally grounded, insightful, and witty experience --and ultimately acceptance-- of yoga as a practice for feeling better in her body and bringing ease into her life. She's so easy to read! And she makes a great point about yoga's helpfulness during the postpartum phase of mothering. Enjoy! -- "Bring your hands to heart's center.  Focus on your breath.  Allow your movement to flow from your breath..." Sitting in a classroom of Butler Hospital (for those of you who are not from Rhode Island, that's the mental hospital, or as my politically correct husband … [Read more...]

Katy Bowman on the Sexy Back Encore!

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Ladies, Go right now to the Sexy Back Summit for Encore Day! Katy Bowman's session "The Painful Pelvis, the Paleo Pelvis, and Sex." is online FREE for TODAY 5/25/13 ONLY! {{UPDATE! Extended to 5/26, plus more from the Sexy Back Summit at http://sexybacksummit.com/dr-daniel-kalish/ }} Katy is a mother, and a wicked smart biomechanical scientist, and --bonus!-- she is darn funny. Katy is a Pelvic Floor Specialist who got her start in grad school talking about "vaginal expulsion," which may be the most fabulously nerdy way ever of saying "giving birth." My introduction's to Katy's work … [Read more...]