“The challenges faced by black mothers are complicated, and will take years to fully address. But the prospect of motherhood should be a source of joy for black women, as it is for others, without the fear that their race will threaten their life.”

There has been many articles in the new recently concerning the disparities in maternal mortality for black women.  It is important that we as care providers recognize the statistics and do our due diligence to improve the preventable.

 

Babywearing Workshop NYC

For New & Expecting Parents

 
An awesome babywearing workshop in the West Village. Super affordable and a fun activity for expecting families and families of newer babies/ toddlers who want to try out carriers and get the hang of safe carrying. Lots of carriers will be on-hand to try out. 
 
Topics include .. and more!
  • How to ergonomically wear your carrier
  • How to position soft structure carriers for better ergonomic support
  • Carrier safety for newborns and beyond
  • How to breastfeed in carriers
Babies and partners welcomed!

Register here: http://www.lovechildyoga.com/events/babywearingworkshop 

Babywearing

Augie’s Birth Story

I have loved reading birth stories for quite a while — way before I was even thinking about having a baby. I’m not sure exactly what it is about them that I find so fascinating. Maybe it’s that each one is so different and it’s fun to get a glimpse into such a special part of someone’s life. Because I love a birth story…and I wanted to be able to remember the details of my birthing day… here’s mine! Continue reading “Augie’s Birth Story”

Happy 45th Anniversary Roe v. Wade

Today is such an important day in the history of reproductive rights. On January 22nd, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 majority to legalize abortion. This historic case was built over the course of three years, and to this day, it is an important reminder of all the work that has been done and the work that still needs to be done to maintain and improve access to abortion care. In modern times, it’s easy to forget just how difficult things were only 45 years ago. Many people died attempting to self abort or due to lack of access to a safe abortion.

45th Anni RoevWade

“Pump and Kegel” a Prenatal Resolution

Watch as our very own, Erin, shows you how to “Pump and Kegel”…Be sure to sign up for a class too at https://www.fpc-nyc.com

Pump and Kegel:

It’s not just for workouts and it’s not just for pregnancy! The belly pump safely engages the transverse abdominus, obliques, and even the back muscles (your entire core). To do: inhale fully, allow the belly to soften as it fills will air. Try to breathe into the belly space rather than the chest. Allow the pelvic floor muscles to soften on the inhale. As you exhale, imagine that you are wrapping the muscles from the back around your sides and all of the way to your midline. This will hug your baby in to your body. As your do this belly pump, also lift up on your pelvic floor/ kegel. Inhale and gently release the pelvic floor and the belly. This action is the Pump and Kegel! Want to know more about this and why we pump and kegel? Come to class and find out!