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3 pregnancy article submissions by the Mothering community.

Gurmukh's Postpartum Wisdom

When I was pregnant with our daughter, I took prenatal yoga with the renowned Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. Gurmukh's wisdom encircled and empowered me through my pregnancy, and nourished me through the tender postpartum period -- inviting us to engage an ancient wisdom prescription: cocoon at home for forty days.   We closed each class by singing a Kundalini farewell blessing (originally lyrics from an Incredible String Band song):   May the longtime sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on.   Isn’t this... read more

Staying Connected After Birth: A Peaceful Beginning

My life explorations as an adopted person and my studies of the foundations of human wellbeing have consistently turned up a key element of health: the experience of and capacity for connection. Birth presents us a momentous opportunity to foster connection. It is also important to understand the costs of not staying connected after birth -- whether it is due to adoption, NICU confinement, health issues in the mother, or other circumstances preventing mother-newborn connectedness. This is not about guilt or blame, but the empowerment that comes with understanding... read more

Treating Group B Strep: Are Antibiotics Necessary?

Related Articles:Sidebar: Herbal Treatments for Group B Strep Sidebar: The Benefits Of A Probiotic Diet By Christa Novelli Issue 121, Nov/Dec 2003 Most women who have been pregnant in the last few years are familiar with the terms Group B Strep (for Group B Streptococcus), or GBS. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend that all pregnant women be screened between weeks 35 and 37 of their pregnancies to determine if they are carriers of GBS. This is done by taking a swab of the... read more

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