Bodi Moondog was born at 9:30PM on Friday, Oct 27, at home in Chelsea, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 19” long. Jessica had a quick labor, clocking in at 5 hours (one of which was in the office, one in the car headed to our apartment, and three in the birth tub!) The night ended with a celebratory pizza party with our lovely midwives and doula. The inspiration for his name comes from the word bodhisattva, meaning awakened, and his middle-namesake a composer who’s life and work is an inspiration for us.
Lamenting your lower back pain? Consider wearing a postpartum corset!
It may sound archaic, or anti-feminist, or just uncomfortable, however the reality is anything but. A postpartum corset retrains the abdominal tissue to support your lower back and your organs, making you stronger, healthier and more comfortable. Our massage therapists at Glow have recommended them for 8 years with consistently positive results and unanimous client appreciation.
Check out the following sleek options and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your midwives about their recommended use in the days and weeks after birth:
Thank you http://www.gloweastbay.com for the recommendation!
Nutrition is of utmost importance during pregnancy. Often we are told what NOT to eat. Here we have a cookbook and blog to guide you toward what to eat to maintain a “Healthy, Happy Pregnancy”. Click on the photo to explore their website and blog for of delicious recipes and suggestions for pregnancy.
Sometimes, we midwives, are lucky enough to attend more than one birth with the same family. While, all families we serve are special in their own unique way, there is a certain honor for being witness to the evolution and growth of a family and birthing person. Here is a little glimpse into the most recent edition to the MCNYC family, as well a look back to the past with the same family a couple years before. So many congrats!!!
As Nicole’s maternity leaves comes to an end, she and her family drove to beautiful Woodstock, NY to commemorate their newest journey. Nicole, her husband Elias, and their daughter Eudora buried the placenta in the same place the two got married. They finished the day by a nearby swimming hole. Way to wrap up the 4th Trimester in style and love.
A little listening, a little measuring, a little palpating, and a little caulking?! Prenatal visits in home are family focused!