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

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: 

Q&A with SPB: What's In Your Tote Bag?

As vacation season nears, I thought it would be fun to do a travel post.  Whether you are going on your "babymoon" with your love before your Sweet Pea arrives, or if you are traveling with your Sweet Peas who are earthside, using non-toxic products makes vacation safer and more enjoyable for your body and your Sweet Pea...healthy bodies can take advantage of all the pleasures and indulgences of a vacation.

We travel with a Be Prepared in Sea Amo 
by Jujube+tokidoki


We have meandered our way to a more natural lifestyle.

The Parent Resource List

We have a discussion/communication time in every Bradley™ class session.  Towards the end of the series, we ask, "What else do you need/want to learn before your Sweet Pea arrives?"

Our Winter Class came up with the most varied list that we have had in a long time.  There is a lot of information rattling around in my head after parenting and teaching for the last ten years, so I prepared this list for them and sent it out after class.  Since the work was done, I also wanted to share it with you.

Q&A with SPB: Getting Breastfeeding Off To A Good Start

Today's Question:

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

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Q&A with SPB: Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start
Hi, everyone - here is today's link to more links!! Lots of resources listed for you at the local, national and international level. Whether you breastfeed for a day, a week, a month, a year...or any...

Q&A with SPB: Benefits of Meditation

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson
Here is the video with the answer to today's question.  Keep scrolling for more of the information we learned in our Bonus Class with Jennifer, and for links to on-line meditation resources!

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Q&A with SPB: Benefits of Meditation
Hi, everyone - today I am sharing some of the benefits of meditation and why it's so important to reduce anxiety in pregnancy. Great news!! Anyone can reap the benefits of meditation - even one minut...

Q&A with SPB: Avoiding Epsiotomy and Perineal Tears

Q: "What things can we do to help decrease the need for an episiotomy or the likelihood of a perineal tear?"  
A: Here is a list of seven things you can do during pregnancy and while you are in labor to birth with an intact perineum.  The written list and more ideas are listed below.
 

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Bonus Class: Healthy Habits

We were happy to welcome Dr. Ross back to our class this week.  Every session, we offer a bonus class with him so he can share his perspective on having a healthy pregnancy from a physical, chemical and emotional standpoint.  He also share information about chiropractic care for pregnancy, postpartum, and the newborn.  The last portion of class is dedicated to teaching techniques that may be helpful if the couple experiences back labor.  It is a full and awesome class!
 
Today I am sharing a couple of segments as they relate to the physical aspect: nutrition.

Q&A with SPB: Changing Locations During Labor

I taped my first vlog this morning!!

When to go to the birthplace is a common question we get from our students, who are still primarily choosing to birth in a hospital setting. This information is also applicable if you are transferring to a birth center or having a non-emergent homebirth transfer.

A non-emergent transfer is the most common type of transfer when it happens in a homebirth setting.  The midwife and patient decide together that the family wants a different kind of observation if they feel things might be shifting away from healthy and low-risk.
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