Musings on women's health, sexuality, and empowerment.

Homeschooling in a Global Pandemic

By Chaya Aronson | March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Homeschooling in a Global Pandemic

One of Birch’s classmates parents sent out an email to all the first grade parents, which, like a global pandemic, is also unprecedented. I watched the flurry of responses about schedules and structured math and reading time come in. It seems like everyone has a very structured schedule! I noticed, seeing this after day 1…

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COVID-19 Reflections and Protocols

By Chaya Aronson | March 12, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Reflections and Protocols

I wanted to address the the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with you all, as I value our relationships and wish to assure you that your well-being is of utmost concern and importance to me. I will include some thoughts and reflections as well as some practical tips and my own office protocols to…

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How to Heal a Uterine Prolapse

By Chaya Aronson | March 10, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Heal a Uterine Prolapse

What is a Uterine Prolapse? In this article we are going to discuss precipitating factors of a uterine prolapse, conventional medical treatments for a uterine prolapse and how to heal a uterine prolapse naturally. Healing a prolapse naturally takes some effort, but in the long run, your pelvic and sexual health will thank you for…

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Fierce Mama Heart Bleeds

By Chaya Aronson | March 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Fierce Mama Heart Bleeds

My fierce mama heart bleeds today. If Biden won in Massachusetts, the next election does not feel so hopeful to me. I think about the photo I posted yesterday of Birch, and I ache to be able to preserve the innocence of that moment. I rue the day that is coming when I have to…

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By Chaya Aronson | January 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Belonging

I am in my first few days of a 30 day writing challenge with the Pussy Witch. Today’s prompt was about when we have felt the greatest sense of belonging. After free writing for some time, I discovered that I feel the most sense of belonging when I am in some way holding or supporting community…

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Abortion Doula

By Amanda Kingsley | December 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Abortion Doula

What is a Doula? A doula is a trained non-medical companion who supports another individual through a significant health-related experience such as childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion or stillbirth or non-reproductive experiences such as dying. A doula may also provide support to the partner, family and friends. The overall goal of a doula in any context is for…

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Slowing Down When the World is Moving Fast

By Chaya Aronson | November 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Slowing Down When the World is Moving Fast

Ouch! Two nights ago, I started having intense lumbar and sacral back pain. I could not comfortably sit, stand or lie down. Going from sitting to standing was the worst. My body was an uncomfortable place to be. Yesterday, I worked on clients straight through the discomfort, like I usually do with pain. Today, three…

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Herstory of Pleasure

By Chaya Aronson | October 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Herstory of Pleasure

Herstory of Hysteria Herstory of pleasure is ancient, but here is one tale to tell from the late 1800s. “Hysteria” was the first mental disorder associated with women. Symptoms of hysteria included depression, insomnia, lack of sex drive, too much sex drive (f*ck that) and “extreme” emotions. Ancient “Medical” Cures for Hysteria Hysteria was perceived…

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PSA on Vaginal Steaming

By Chaya Aronson | October 17, 2019 | Comments Off on PSA on Vaginal Steaming

I practice Maya Abdominal Massage, and have for 10 years now.  Vaginal steams have always been an optional, adjunct service. Women experience extraordinary results and great benefits through vaginal steaming. Find FAQs about steaming here! It has come to my attention that Aviva Romm, who I greatly respect, wrote an article denouncing the validity, safety…

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To the men who think I am too pushy

By Chaya Aronson | October 10, 2019 | Comments Off on To the men who think I am too pushy

To all the men who think I am too pushy. Consider what it’s like to be a woman right now. When abortion laws are being challenged. When every unwanted pregnancy is due to male ejaculation, but women bear the brunt. To be a mother right now. To have shed your own life blood to give…

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