Meditation (and Savasana)

Meditation (and Savasana)

I started practicing yoga in 2000. I was twenty-five, newly married and struggling with some fairly serious health issues. I turned to yoga for help, practicing regularly for five years. Health and wellness soon followed. At the end of 2005, my first child was born...
The Anti-Aging Benefits of Yoga

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Yoga

Aging is inevitable – we all know that. However, there are ways to slow it down or prevent the impact it has on our bodies. Yoga, for example, is a great anti-aging exercise, which can help to relieve anti-aging symptoms, as well as even improve certain medical issues...
Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is responsible for around 25% of maternal mortality worldwide (WHO, 2007), reaching as high as 60% in some countries. PPH can also be a cause of long-term severe morbidity, and approximately 12% of women who survive PPH will have severe...

Uterotonic drugs and devices

Uterotonic drugs act directly on the smooth muscle of the uterus and increase the tone, rate, and strength of rhythmic contractions. The body produces a natural uterotonic—the hormone oxytocin—that acts to stimulate uterine contractions at the start of labor,...
Stop Waiting on Happy: Creating Joy On and Off the Mat

Stop Waiting on Happy: Creating Joy On and Off the Mat

Do you often catch yourself saying the phrase “I’ll be happy when I…” get the job, finish the project, pay off my debt, go on vacation, etc.? It can be an exhausting effort to constantly wake up each day, striving to succeed and thinking that the next accomplishment...

Postpartum Hemorrhage Toolkit

In 2003, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) issued a joint statement that has prioritized universal access to active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) to respond to the...