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Thoughts on Postpartum
Q&A with SPB: When is it time to go to our birth place?
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Q&A with SPB: Is a Vit C pill as good as food?
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Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies

Thoughts on Postpartum

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.

Q&A with SPB: When is it time to go to our birth place?

Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonWe 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".

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When you have this pattern established:
5 ~ Contractions arefiveminutes apart
1 ~ Contractions are lastingoneminute
1 ~ This pattern has been established for

UPDATE: Fundraising for Willow WIsh

Please join us to celebrate the
GRAND OPENING 
Willow Midwife Center for Birth+Wellness

Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

2045 S. Vineyard
Suite 136
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&A with SPB: Is a Vit C pill as good as food?

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

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...

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During pregnancy, we encourage our students to get a daily serving of Vitamin C and five servings of Vitamin A every week.

Inside Look: Amorini Silver Nipple Soothers™

 Puma and I got to see the Amorini Silver Nipple Soothers™ vendor table when we visited a Club MomMe event in California last year.  At the time, we didn’t get to connect with the rep since the table was unattended the couple of times we stopped by.  We get this, though!! I have been a solo rep at events before and I know how hard it is to be at your booth 100% of the time.
 
Imagine my delight when we got to meet the founder of Amorini at our localArizona La Leche League conference

Meet the Doula: Ashley Wain


This month I would like to introduce you to Ashley Wain.  
She supported one of our Spring 2016 clients and they gave her rave reviews!

When was the first time you heard the word, “doula”?
I was working at the Ritz Carlton and our Chef was telling me how his wife was training to be a Doula and Placenta Encapsulator. I was intrigued and had to learn more about it. He put me in touch with his wife and I attended a baby event where she was a vendor.

How did you decide that becoming a doula was part of your journey?

Coming Soon: Willow Midwife Center for Birth and Wellness

Please join us to celebrate the
GRAND OPENING of
Willow Midwife Center for Birth and Wellness

Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

2045 S. Vineyard
Suite 136
Mesa, AZ 85210

The midwives who own Willow would like to be able to provide for families who cannot afford the fee for a birth center birth.  To make that wish come true, they are starting a foundation called Willow Wish.  Please come out to support the birth center and to bid on the items that have been donated for their fundraising efforts:

Miracle Product

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

I love this quote...articles pop up on a regular basis that another published study shows that breastmilk and breastfeed benefit the mother, the baby, the family, the environment, the employer, the health care system...

Here are links if you would like to read more

Breastmilk:
Feeding the Microbiome http://goo.gl/aPCiQj

Immunization value:
How breastmilk protects newborns http://goo.gl/M35Ay8

Family planning:
LAM- Lactational Amenorrhea Method http://goo.gl/t9BZSJ

Reduce cancer:

Q&A with SPB: Is there anything I can do to make more milk?


Today's question on Q&A with SPB: 

Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson
We are joined by Jennie Bever, PhD, IBCLC at the Arizona Breastfeeding Center to answer that question:


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Recap:
You are not alone! This is a common question/worry that many moms have during pregnancy and postpartum.

La Leche League of Arizona Area Conference 2016

Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson
La Leche League of Arizona hosted the "Taking Care of Mom, Making More Milk for Baby" conference for Parents and Professionals last weekend, August 26-28, 2016.  The highlight of the weekend was keynote presenter, Diana West, IBCLC, who is also a La Leche League leader currently living in New Jersey.  
Diana is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, Director of Media Relations for La Leche League International, and an accomplished author.
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