Recipe – Banana Nice Cream

Bananas contain a fair amount of fiber, as well as several antioxidants. One medium-sized banana (118 grams) also contains • Potassium: 9% of the RDI. • Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI. • Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI. • Magnesium: 8% of the RDI. • Copper: 10% of the RDI. • Manganese: 14% of […]

Birth Class is Life Class

By Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA)   Childbirth is a life process, offering an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth, transformation of identity, and instinctual guidance.  Commonly, people come out of their birth experiences with vivid memories of key moments occurring during the experience, moments that left them feeling particularly cared for, listened to, or verbally […]

Teaching Legal Rights To Expectant Parents

By Samantha Thurlby-Brooks Each week in my pregnancy and postnatal massage practice I find out from my clients that they’re being told they have to have an induction for various reasons that they don’t fully understand. Most are really unhappy and don’t want the procedure, but many are told they will be risking their baby […]

When Will my Baby Sleep Through the Night?

By: Katie Sanzi, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and owner of Sleepyhead Consulting This is a difficult question to answer without getting into some specific details, which is unfortunate, because when parents ask me this, I know they’re looking for a quick, concise, time-based answer. “Three nights from now,” or “Six months old,” are the kind […]


by Justine Tullier   Birth and babies do not come with instructions, and one could argue that they don’t need to nor should they. After all, our great great grandmothers and beyond did perfectly well without them, and we can see how, over the years, instruction and industrialized birth have done a major disservice to […]

Twin Victory

by Jane Beal, PhD, CCE (BWI) When the waters were rising from January rains, and the California hills were all green,   when the white-woolly sheep were wandering in pastures and chewing the grass at their feet,   then the Victorious One went walking across the expanse of her fruitful olive farm,   carrying twin […]

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Birth in the USA – Part 2

by Cathy Daub, PT, CCE, CD(BWI) Factors leading to the rise in maternal mortality and morbidity at birth in the USA.   Nutrition: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) show through a series of maps of the USA , a dramatic rise in obesity and diabetes in just the last 11 years.  It is so […]

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Birth in the USA

by Cathy Daub, PT, CCE, CD (BWI) Part 1 Maternal mortality is on the rise in the USA and was recently the topic on National Public Radio (NPR).  In this day and age, the loss of even one mother for her baby or babies is too many. These following NPR news titles summarize the growing […]

Rise and Pause

by Christine Waters, CCE Elizabeth Davis spoke so beautifully about the emotional phases of labor at the Midwifery Today Conference in Mount Laurel, NJ last month. Proposing that there is a sexual nature to birth that correlates with plateaus in labor, and explaining the different states of brainwaves in conjunction with the phases of labor, […]

Chickpea Wraps

Chickpea Wraps 1 can chickpeas rinsed, drained and  skins peeled off 1 Tsp celery 1 tsp onion 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp avocado + more for topping 1/4  cup chopped tomatoes Whole grain tortilla wraps or romain leafs Mash chickpeas with a fork or put in food processor and pulse  to break down . […]