Maternity Institution Launches First Combined Master Program for Birth and Postpartum Professionals

Press Release For Immediate Release: January 22, 2014 Media Contact: Mary Luz Oscategui: 415-754-5277 or   Maternity Institution Launches First Combined Master Program for Birth and Postpartum Professionals   The International Maternity Institute™ (IMI), providing the world’s most progressive and holistic birth education for birth professionals, is the first birth organization to offer a […]

Chronic Illness and Lyme: What You’re Not Being Told

If you’ve got a chronic illness like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, or Lyme disease, you’re probably following your doctor’s advice to eat healthy, reduce stress, maybe even drink green drinks or take supplements. You think you’re doing “everything right” or “eating healthy,” but you might be hurting your efforts to get well by not paying attention […]

When Dirty Competition Strikes, Sisterhood Comes to the Rescue

by Mary Luz Oscategui, IMI Founder   As the professional birthing community grows every year, more people discover a passion to empower, support and inform expecting and new parents. Most of us become birth professionals because we are inspired to empower parents in making informed decisions during and after pregnancy. Perhaps it was a personal […]

Special Presentation: The Relationship Between Parent and Child Sleep, with Dr. Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

The International Maternity Institute (IMI) invites members to a special presentation exploring the parent-child bonding power of sleep, with Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. Dr. Rubin Naiman is an internationally recognized leader in integrative sleep and dream medicine and research. He is the esteemed sleep specialist at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine under Dr. […]

Living Authentically Through Your Business

written by Mary Luz Oscategui, founder of IMI In a culture of conformity, an authentically lived life shines bright. Authenticity connects you to your deepest impulse, your deepest heart longing, and your deepest sense of what you have to give to the world before you die. Early on in our journey toward maturity we may […]

World Renowned Holistic Wellness Educator Joins IMI

The International Maternity Institute (IMI) proudly welcomes its’ newest faculty member, Beth Greer, aka Super Natural Mom ®; an accomplished journalist, author and holistic wellness educator specializing in creating natural, healthy environments. Beth brings a high level of distinction to the IMI team, as the new instructor for the IMI Eco-Maternity Consultant Live Course which […]

Maternity Institute Introduces Childbirth Education to Baby Planner Program

For Immediate Release June 26 2013 With unbiased education, preparation, planning and support being at the forefront of an IMI Baby Planner Professional’s scope of practice, IMI feels that being equipped with the knowledge of a childbirth educator is essential for a Baby Planner’s professional role. As a result beginning in the late Fall of 2013, IMI Baby […]

Meconium Happens

What is Meconium? by Debra Flashenberg, IMI Advisory Board Member and Guest Blogger This thick, blackish-green tar like substance is considered your baby’s first stool. Meconium is created from the combination of amniotic fluid, lunugo, mucus, bile, and shed cells that line your baby’s intestines throughout your pregnancy. It usually does not pass until after […]


By Ali Cudby Women have a complicated relationship with their bras during the pregnancy cycle, for many reasons.  Coming to grips with changing bodies, shifting how they think about the role of their breasts, and then finding bras that fit their evolving figures are just a few challenges make bra shopping a dreaded activity during […]

Why Eating During Labor Should Not Be Forbidden

by Debra Flashenberg, IMI Advisory Board Member and Guest Blogger In the movies and on TV, laboring women are often depicted as panting, sweaty and sucking on ice chips. Luckily, that image can finally change! After years of food and fluid intake being restricted for women in labor, there has been a closer scientific look […]

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