Monthly Archives: May 2012

PTVN Days: The Modern Midwife: An Interview With Anne Hirsch

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Anne Hirsch, extraordinary midwife

Author: Marybeth Cicirello

When my husband and I first decided to start a family, I knew right away that a natural birth with little or no medical intrusions is what I wanted and what my healthy 38-year (young) body could handle. My belief was that women have given birth since the start of time, that our bodies know what to do by some archaic lineage, and that whether I understood what was happening scientifically or not was totally irrelevant. And it proved to be so. With the loving support of my husband, I wouldn’t settle for just “any” office or ”any” insurance-covered practice, me and my belly and my instincts went on multiple prenatal visits with Read the rest of this entry

PTVN Days: Sciatic Pain Relief with Yoga

Yogi_Midwife_SciaticAuthor: Yogi Midwife

The sciatic nerve can become inflamed during pregnancy due to pressure on the pelvic area from the growing baby, tension in the buttock or misalignment of the hip/sacrum joints. Gentle yoga provides immediate and low term relief.

Here is a yoga set to relieve sciatic nerve pain Read the rest of this entry

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