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

Healing Chronic Pelvic Pain

By Chaya Aronson | March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Healing Chronic Pelvic Pain

What are root causes of chronic pelvic pain and how do we heal and reconnect with our bodies? Chronic pelvic pain affects many aspects of our lives, including daily functioning, work, exercise and sexuality.  In the journey to healing chronic pelvic pain, it is helpful to identify some of the potential underlying causes and steps…

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I’ll Pass on THAT Rite of Passage

By Chaya Aronson | December 6, 2017 | Comments Off on I’ll Pass on THAT Rite of Passage

I have been thinking about two rites of passage I experienced as a pre-teen and teenager. Becoming a Bat Mitzvah and driving. At 13 I became a Bat Mitzvah. Leading up to this ceremony, I had weekly or biweekly lessons with the Cantor at my synagogue. In these lessons, every single girl experienced inappropriate touch…

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Interstitial Cystitis: Healing from Chronic Bladder Pain

By Chaya Aronson | November 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Interstitial Cystitis: Healing from Chronic Bladder Pain

Interstitial Cystitis is an extremely painful bladder condition. The condition is so painful, that two people who were afflicted with it had Jack Kavorkian assist them in suicide. It is not a life-threatening condition, but the symptoms are so debilitating that one’s quality of life is quite low. I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis while…

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Rape Culture: Perpetuated by the Birthing Industry

By Chaya Aronson | June 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Rape Culture: Perpetuated by the Birthing Industry

If we want to do the real work of dismantling rape culture, we must address our birthing culture. How we treat women during pregnancy, throughout labor and postpartum says everything about everything in this world. How we do anything, is how we do everything. Disclaimer: I do believe that medical interventions throughout pregnancy, labor and…

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Is your Intrauterine Device (IUD) Safe?

By Chaya Aronson | February 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Is your Intrauterine Device (IUD) Safe?

Birth control is a complicated subject, and there is no simple solution. Many doctors recommend Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) as one of the safest and best options. The benefits include very little maintenance and it can remain in place for years. Two types of IUDs: Copper IUD – This IUD is made of copper and it…

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Grieving the absence of community for parents and children

By Chaya Aronson | September 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Grieving the absence of community for parents and children

Without even realizing it, many of us are grieving the absence of community for parents and children in our society. On my son’s first day of preschool… I did not have a lunch for him! Wednesday is supposed to be pizza day, but apparently that is not starting till next week. I pulled one together from…

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Vaginal Steam Bath

By Chaya Aronson | September 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Vaginal Steam Bath

What is a vaginal steam bath, you might ask? It is exactly as it sounds, you will indeed be steaming your vagina, with delicious, herb infused water. You will likely love it. Many women feel overwhelmed by the logistics of steaming at home for the first time so I highly recommend contacting me to set…

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"Guns and drugs, you choose" – Ani Difranco

By Chaya Aronson | September 29, 2015 | Comments Off on "Guns and drugs, you choose" – Ani Difranco

Dear Universe, This is a new edge for me in the world of blogging. Usually I write about women’s health or parenting, but the unfortunately the topic of guns has been alive in my world. Much more alive that I desire. I preface this by saying, I am not totally anti-guns, but I greatly question…

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Permission to Be

By Chaya Aronson | June 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Permission to Be

In every birth is a death, every death a birth. Every yes a no, and every no, a yes. The path of mothering is such a deep expression of this. Baby born. Placenta Dies. Mother born, maiden dies. Maiden always lives within her, but a piece of her innocence dies in the process of birthing.…

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Baby Zen Masters

By Chaya Aronson | May 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Baby Zen Masters

This morning in my gratitude practice, I shared that I am grateful for Birch and how he is a teacher to me. Babies and toddlers are like little Zen Masters. It is all so simple and they live completely “in the moment”. In each magical moment. Eventually they find a stage in development, where they…

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