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

Bloodbuilding

By Chaya Aronson | September 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Bloodbuilding

Life is full of the practice of releasing our attachments to outcomes. I was so attached to birthing my baby at home in the tub. The water felt so good, so I was shocked and saddened in the moment when my midwife said, “Honey, we are going to have your baby in the hospital.” We…

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Shapeshifting

By Chaya Aronson | August 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Shapeshifting

After a womb~an gives birth, our society considers it a compliment to say, “Wow, I can hardly tell you just had a baby! You lost that weight so FAST!” This is a symptom of how we downplay how big this experience is. The value in our society is placed on how quickly we achieve our…

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Elimination Communication Part 1

By Chaya Aronson | August 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Elimination Communication Part 1

The last few weeks, we have begun our journey with Elimination Communication. We have a little potty for our little man, and we pay attention to his signals that he has to go to the bathroom. We respond by putting him on his potty and cueing him with sounds. When we think we has to…

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Mimicry

By Chaya Aronson | July 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Mimicry

As far as my baby is concerned, he and I are still one being. No one else in the world can provide him with the feelings of safety and comfort than I can. Every time I look at his belly button, I see the place that connected us, and feel the aliveness and vibrancy of…

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Smiling Sun

By Chaya Aronson | July 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Smiling Sun

Tomorrow will be four weeks since I have given birth to my Sun! I am healing from major blood loss, a second degree vaginal tear, and the emotional loss of not being able to hold him for ten whole minutes after he emerged. I am healing well, and feeling the bliss and joy of this…

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Bless That Belly: Self Massage for the Pregnant Belly

By Chaya Aronson | March 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Bless That Belly: Self Massage for the Pregnant Belly

What a gift and a blessing to feel life growing within! Unfortunately, with this gift, comes some physical discomfort; anxiety related to upward pressure from the baby onto the diaphragm, heartburn, indigestion, round ligament pain, to name a few. We are acculturated to believe that we must live with these discomforts as part of the…

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Shake it, Baby! ~ Bellydance in Pregnancy

By Chaya Aronson | January 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Shake it, Baby! ~ Bellydance in Pregnancy

Bellydance originated as a ritual Middle Eastern dance that woman shared to celebrate one another and their bodies, and to prepare for childbirth.  The performance aspect now commonly associated with bellydance came much later.  As a bellydance instructor, Chaya integrates her knowledge of the pelvic floor, uterine ligaments and reproductive systems with the performance elements…

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Continuum Concept

By Chaya Aronson | January 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Continuum Concept

Welcome to Chaya’s blog. I figure now is as good a time as any to start writing about my reflections and experiences of pregnancy. I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time! I just read a book called Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff. It knocked my socks off. I had the…

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Anxiety

By Chaya Aronson | September 20, 2012 | Comments Off on Anxiety

How can Maya Abdominal Massage alleviate anxiety? Many people consider this work, “uterine massage”. It is that, but it is so much more. The pelvic work, and I say “pelvic” instead of “uterine” because when we practice it with women, it is uterine work, but men can receive this work with great benefit as well.…

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Frequent Urination and Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

By Chaya Aronson | January 4, 2012 | Comments Off on Frequent Urination and Chronic Urinary Tract Infections

Many women come to see me for menstrual issues, and concurrently have bladder issues. Either they have frequent urination, recurrent bladder infections, or a condition called Interstitial Cystitis. Often times these symptoms occur because the uterus is tilted and applying excess pressure to the bladder, creating a situation where the bladder cannot hold as much…

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