Big news, folks! The Biggest!!

It's amazing to me the twists and turns life can take. I'm sure many of you parents out there know exactly what I'm talking about. Just when you think you've got things all figured out, a new challenge presents itself and you have to come up with a new routine all over again. This new …

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You had your baby where?!?! A look at choices in childbirth setting.

Here in the US, we are blessed to have lots of different options—just look at the ketchup/catsup isle in any grocery store and you’ll see what I mean. Kind of overwhelming, right? Well, the same sentiment can be applied when choosing where you want to give birth to your baby.  Sometimes there are so many …

What to do when you JUST. CAN’T. SLEEP!

How frustrating is it when you lay down for a good night’s rest, but it never comes? You lie awake, counting sheep or thinking about colors or whatever it is your supposed to do, but nothing works. Or you were sleeping perfectly well, but then your baby karate kicked you in the bladder and now …

Keep it in your… pelvic floor! 3 simple moves for pelvic floor health.

Let's talk pelvic floor! That lovely group of muscles that hold up your organs and, if you're pregnant, a baby. These muscles are intimately connected with so many other functions in the body-- back health, posture, overall strength and stamina, and of course sex and childbirth. They are also important in controlling that ever-present, little …

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!

Welcome back to the Mana Midwifery blog.  Now that things are getting going in the new digs, I’m pleased to start writing again.  There is so much happening that it’s hard to know where to start. First, Mana Midwifery moved!  In September of 2014, I escaped the Minnesota winter and moved to sunny southern California.  …