Category Archive: Nutrition

Ask the Midwife: How can I avoid an episiotomy during birth?

“How can I avoid an episiotomy during birth?” Today an episiotomy is no longer a routine procedure – thank goodness – but is performed for cause. Some reasons include a tight perineum which prevents the baby’s head from distending the perineum, prior scarring of the […]

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TOP 10 THINGS I WISHED I HAD REALLY KNOWN!

This blog post comes from Ilham Zoughi, Founder and CEO of Duette Foodshed, and mom of two little ones. She recently participated as a panelist for our February 11 All About Birth Workshop, “Prenatal Parenting: Practices for Better Bonding and a Healthy Pregnancy.” Her list of top […]

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Breastfeeding & Beyond

Choices in Childbirth hosted “Breastfeeding & Beyond” last night, part of our regularly scheduled All About Birth: Workshops for Expecting Parents. Internationally board certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) joined a panel of three new moms for their stories of adjustment, challenges, and bonding through breastfeeding that […]

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Mother’s Day Feature: An Interview with Nüroo Baby

This week, in honor of National Kangaroo Awareness Day May 15, we feature a Choices in Childbirth interview with Daniela Jensen, USIKC, co-founder of NüRoo Baby, a company that has created products to make recommended “skin-to-skin” time much easier. Pictured below are co-founder Hope (left) and Daniela (right) and […]

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Prenatal Parenting: Practices for Better Bonding & A Healthy Pregnancy

Mary Esther Malloy of Mindful Birth NY facilitated CiC’s recent workshop, Prenatal Parenting: Practices for Better Bonding & A Healthy Pregnancy, at Explore + Discover Early Learning Center. Mary Esther lead expecting parents in a conversation about cleaner, healthier living and the steps expecting parents […]

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Breastfeeding Choices

At this month’s Healthy Birth Workshop we heard the stories of three moms who overcame challenges in breastfeeding.  Both the World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that all babies breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months of life, and continue to nurse […]

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The Tao of Snacking: Medicinal Foods in Winter

Choices in Childbirth welcomes Zoe Kogan, our first guest blogger for our monthly Provider Blog. We also want to give a big thank you to Milon Nagi, our blog editor and long-time supporter and volunteer. By Zoe Kogan, L.Ac. Brooklynacupuncture.com In Chinese medicine food may […]

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