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Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies

VBAC: The BIG picture of the risks

Uterine Rupture.   

If you have had a previous cesarean, this is THE “drop” word for many care providers when they have their “informed consent” talk with patients for consequent pregnancies.

Today I want to take a look at several other complications related to labor and delivery.  If your care provider is expecting you to be influenced by risk factors for uterine rupture, I think it is fair to look at all the other risk factors of pregnancy and labor in order to create a bigger picture and put things into perspective.

Q&A with SPB: Cesarean Support

April is Cesarean Awareness Month.  Today I am bringing you a virtual interview with local Phoenix ICAN Chapter co-leader, Jenni Froment, as well as a VLOG with Stephanie Stanley, founder and instructor at Give-Birth.org.

I interviewed Stephanie abouther childbirth classeslast week.  She came back to sit down with me and talk about the mission of ICAN, and we talked a little about peer-to-peer support.  Here is what she had to say about this amazing group:

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Upcoming Event: Club MomMe Spring Fest

Sweet Pea Births - Club MomMe Spring Fest 2015 - scroll to the end of the post for a special SPB discount!
It's that time of year again!  If you haven't experienced a Club MomMe Fest, then you won't have any excuses left...they have provided all SPB readers with a $10.00 off discount off *any* ticket option for the April 19, 2015 event(link provided at the bottom of this post).

I was able to attend last year's Spring Family Fest - what a tremendous opportunity!  The keynot address was by Dr. Harvey Karp (life changing!!), and there were several panels geared towards families who are in their childbearing years.

Q&A with SPB: Childbirth Classes for VBAC or CBAC

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson
A little terminology for the uninitiated:
ICAN ~ International Cesarean Awareness Network
VBAC ~ Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
CBAC ~ Cesarean Birth After Cesarean

We are honored to share an amazing childbirth educator and Cesarean Birth Advocate with you today.  We got to sit down with Stephanie Stanley, founder ofGive-Birth.org, and in today's VLOG we bring you a short interview with her:

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Wordless Wednesday: Cesarean Awareness Month

There are no mommy wars on this page.  Every birth is acknowledged, as our tag line is, "Celebrating every Sweet Pea and their birth."  However your child enters the world, it is the day of their birth, as well as the birth of a Mother and Father.  If you need help processing your birth, please email me at krystyna{at}sweetpeabirths{dot}com and I would be happy to send you a resource list.
 
Cesareans:
This Coach still got to cut the cord - you can preserve some elements of your birth plan, even if it plays out differently than you prepared for.

VBAC: What Your OB is Supposed To Know and Acknowledge

Last year I wrote an article on evidence-based practice for The Clarion, the newsletter published by ICAN and sent to it’s subscribers (Spring 2014).  I read A LOT of documents and studies in preparation for that! 

Since it is Cesarean Awareness Month, I thought it fitting to share those with you.  The information shared below is accessible to all care providers who care for women in their childbearing years.  

If you would like a Trial of Labor with a subsequent pregnancy after a cesarean birth, then inform yourself about what the professionals are saying.

Q&A with SPB: Sleep Ideas

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

Q: What can I do to get some sleep?

A: Check out today's VLOG for lots of ideas!!


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Q&A with SPB: Sleep Ideas
Q: How can I get more sleep through my pregnancy?A: Check out today's post for some tried & true ideas, and some new ideas that are gaining popularity as more research is published about healthy sle...

Upcoming Events: Bump to Breast Fest


We are so pleased to congratulate the Arizona Breastfeeding Center on their one-year anniversary!! We are so grateful to have them as a resource for birthing families in the Phoenix area.

As they celebrate their first year in operation, they are hosting a fun family event tomorrow.  Read more about The Bump to Breast Fest in our virtual interview with the two founders of the Arizona Breastfeeding Center, Desiree Allison, IBCLC and Jennie Bever, IBCLC.

What is the inspiration behind the first Bump to Breast Fest?

Q&A with SPB: Healthy Pregnancy How-to

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson
Today's VLOG is all about the things that you *can* control in the very unplannable process of pregnancy, labor, birth and the childbearing year.


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Q&A with SPB: How can I have a healthy pregnancy?
Many of us strive for a healthy pregnancy so we can have a great birth experience. Here are two things you can do, and what else to consider beyond that.Today's links for more information can be ...

Doula Date Night


What is a doula??  A good doula is a valuable addition to your birth team.  HERE and HERE are some posts from our archives if you want to do a little more reading.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful doulas we have interviewed by clicking on the "Meet the Doula" category on the left side of the blog as well. 

Next week is World Doula Week. To kick off the festivities, the Arizona Birth Network is hosting a Doula Date Night.  Here is some information they have shared about their event: 
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