Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
Among the common text questions I get, is "What can I/my friend do to get labor started?"
The answer I want to give: Wait.
There is nothing you can do that is going to start labor if the baby isn't ready. And sometimes it's not the baby...it's the mother. The mother has more factors in play that can be influenced: physical, chemical, mental, emotional...any one or all of these can delay the onset of labor.
Since we are an action-type of culture, here are the things I offer when I get this text.
I am pleased to introduce you to FlexiStash, every babywrapping mamas dream!! If you love wraps, or if you love the idea of wrapping your baby, read on!! Have you ever wished for all the wraps? These ladies can literally make your wrap stash dreams come true!!
"Babywearers know how expensive and time consuming it is to change up the look and feel of a wrap stash. People have reported [spending] thousands of dollars over the course of their babywearing years by churning their stash to meet their changing needs and desires.
Welcome to this month's installment of "Meet the Doula". This month I have the pleasure of introducing you to one of the Valley's postpartum doulas, Ashley Anders. I had the pleasure of meeting Ashley at an ICAN meeting last year, and I am happy to say we have kept in touch. She is honored to serve her families, and as such, Ashley is dedicated to furthering her own education so that she can better serve her clients. I hope you enjoy our feature with our October 2016 doula: Ashley!
A question that came up in our Friday night class was, "How do we know if our doctor supports natural birth?"
Here are some questions to ask to find out:
Did you know that there are six birth centers to choose from if you are a birthing family in the metro-Phoenix area in Arizona? Several of them offer Bradley Method classes on their calendar. We will be offering a series at Willow Midwife Center for Birth and Midwifery that starts in October. Pleasecontact usif you would like to enroll.
Here is a quick run-down of the options, listed in alphabetical order.
202 E. Morris Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Oh how I love going to La Leche League meetings. It is a wealth of information from the brain trust of trained leaders and experienced mothers. As my own days as a breastfeeding mother are winding down, I am glad I still get to go to meetings in support of our students.
In the course of conversation, I realized that I wanted to write about postpartum again today. I feel like "postpartum" needs a new name.
"Postpartum" alone describes the physical fact of a woman who is no longer pregnant.
We get this question a lot, and it came up again when we taught class on Friday evening. The most common answer uses the acronym "5-1-1".
When you have this pattern established:
5 ~ Contractions arefiveminutes apart
1 ~ Contractions are lastingoneminute
1 ~ This pattern has been established for
Please join us to celebrate the
Willow Midwife Center for Birth+Wellness
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
2045 S. Vineyard
Mesa, AZ 85210
Here is a preview of the silent auction:
Little Boy Blue Basket: $300
Starting Bid: $50
- $200 voucher from Julie Papia (A Graceful Beginning) for birth or postpartum doula services
- Placenta Encapsulation
from Michelle Ludwig (The Modern Mama Doula Services)
- Nursing Necklace from
Denise Franklin (Denise Doula)
- Hat+Sock Set
- Bandana Bib
Q: Is taking a Vitamin C pill as good as eating food rich in Vitamin C?
A: If that is the best you can do, then do it. Optimally, your body is looking for "bioavailable" vitamins and minerals...
During pregnancy, we encourage our students to get a daily serving of Vitamin C and five servings of Vitamin A every week.