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

Breastcapades: Tales Untold

By Chaya Aronson | February 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Breastcapades: Tales Untold

Let us get one thing straight. I am not a breastfeeding expert, lactation consultant or midwife. I am just a mother of a toddler and a Maya Abdominal Massage Practitioner, who talks to many women. In some ways my experience with nursing is remarkably unremarkable. He latched easefully, nursed frequently, I made (make) plenty of milk,…

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Unconditional Mother Love

By Chaya Aronson | December 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Unconditional Mother Love

I have spoken many times before that I think our world would be a different (better, and less violent) place if all men witnessed a woman give birth naturally. What human could send his son to war knowing what it took to get him into his body and onto this planet?  I want to add…

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The Mystery of Motherhood

By Chaya Aronson | October 7, 2014 | Comments Off on The Mystery of Motherhood

Every night after Birch falls asleep, I stare at his sweet soul and feel pure awe and wonder at how this incredible being was born of my body and is still nourished by my body. When I watch him sleep, I see pure innocence. I think about what an honor, privilege and responsibility it is…

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Internal Rhythm

By Chaya Aronson | September 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Internal Rhythm

As a child, I used to get headaches all the time. I look back and wonder, without attachment, what that was about? I have always been a sensitive being and that remains true, but as I have grown, I have become healthier and more adaptable. As I have learned about eating right, keeping my cycles…

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The Woman Card

By Chaya Aronson | September 5, 2014 | Comments Off on The Woman Card

I am astounded to see that I have not written a blog post since March! Life is so full with a little one. I have REALLY been wanting to write since Birch’s birthday. And now I celebrate my own birthday a week ago and reflect on the year that has passed. I hear so many…

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Sleep Training ~ The BuZZZZZZZZ

By Chaya Aronson | January 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Sleep Training ~ The BuZZZZZZZZ

My understanding is that there are a number of forms of sleeping training that range from minimal crying to the Ferber method of leaving the baby alone to cry it out. The attachment parenting model encourages co-sleeping. That leaves everything in between. We all must choose for ourselves what works for us. Our little man…

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My, How He Has Grown!

By Chaya Aronson | November 22, 2013 | Comments Off on My, How He Has Grown!

It seems like just yesterday, he was a squishy little baby who could barely hold his little head up. Time means nothing. Moments are hours, and hours are moments. Time passes so quickly, except at night when we wake up every hour, and each time I think, it must be morning; surely he has slept…

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Life Force

By Chaya Aronson | October 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Life Force

I feel blessed that my little man took to nursing right away, I produce plenty of milk, and he is robust and healthy. For all of this and so much more, I am grateful. He changes so much everyday, it is incredible. In the very beginning, he figured out the breast crawl pretty quickly, though…

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Child Centered Attention

By Chaya Aronson | September 12, 2013 | Comments Off on Child Centered Attention

I have more compassion than ever for those who permanently live with a handicap. I was leaving the supermarket the other day, and as I was walking out the door, someone else was coming in. I mistakenly assumed that he would move aside for a moment so I could get through with my crutches, but…

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Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation patterns

By Chaya Aronson | September 9, 2013 | Comments Off on Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation patterns

Many women over the course of their lives experience irregular menstrual cycles and, because of this, cannot tell when they will ovulate. This becomes particularly problematic for women when they are trying to become pregnant. The menstrual cycle is complicated. We might assume that it only involves the ovaries and uterus, but actually, it is…

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