Los Angeles Private & Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Doula, Childbirth Educator

Nurturing Joyous Life

Emily Carden: Private & Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Ayurvedic Consultant in Los Angeles

Comfort Measures: For Labor & For Life

In childbirth, probably the most important and valuable thing you can do is start to learn about the variety of comfort measures available to you in life.

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Self Soothing

It's called self-soothing. Its your way (and there may be many!) of keeping yourself calm.

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Humans as Carry Mammals

Your human baby is a mammal, just like you. More specifically, your human baby is a carry mammal. They expect that once they are out of your womb, that you will continue to re-create their womb-like atmosphere until they are mature enough to assimilate into an earth-like atmosphere.

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Modern Ayurveda

Ayurveda, roughly translated, means "the knowledge of life". A better description might be and understanding of the nature of the world and our nature within it. Ayurveda offers an understanding of Mother Nature and our relationship to it; essentially how we humans are a part of a much larger existential system that is constantly operating around us.

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The Importance of Fetal Positioning

Sitting and reclining in most couches puts the body in a "rounded" like position in which the shoulders are hunched forward, the front ribs are pushed down to the abdomen and the pelvis is completely tilted backward, forcing the tailbone into a semi-permanent "tucked" position. This is awful for having a baby.

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