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Q&A with SPB: Whole Grains
Inside Look: East Valley Infant Massage
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Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies

Q&A with SPB: Whole Grains

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

Hello!  We are almost halfway through our nutrition series...is your pregnancy or breastfeeding diet experiencing a small shift?

Here is today's video on whole grains:

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Whole grains are important for the growth and normal functioning of nerve tissue, and also to provide fuel for mama's body.

Inside Look: East Valley Infant Massage


I met Michelle Cordero last year when we both participated in PB&J Events' Pregnancy + Baby Fair.  She is a wealth of information about infant massage, an amazing tool to help parents bond with their Sweet Peas. Infant massage can also help with common hurdles in the childbearing year: fussy tummies, teething, and bonding with siblings, to name a few.

What makes Michelle's classes unique is that she is willing to work with families who have toddlers.  Most Infant Massage classes only welcome families with non-mobile children, making you ineligible once your Sweet Pea is 6-months old.

Upcoming Events: Spring 2016

Upcoming Events with Sweet Pea Births!!


We are so excited to announce that we have lots of new classes coming up at Modern Mommy Boutique during our hiatus from teaching Bradley Method® Classes.  (We start our next session in March!)

Sibling Prep - New baby
Bruss will talk to the parents about strategies for the transition: phrases to use, how to talk about the new baby, reminding the older siblings that they are important, too!
I will be doing story time with the littles and a craft. We will be emphasizing how BIG they are and how your newest Sweet Pea is "just too little!

Q&A with SPB: Greens





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Fresh, dark green vegetables are rich in vitamins (particularly A and B complex) and minerals, which are necessary to help your body use the protein in other foods. These are also high in folic acid, which is essential for good growth, and which protects against neurological disorders and spina bifida.

Upcoming event: Story Time!


Join us tonight for a Signing Story Time!!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle

Sponsored by Sweet Pea Births and Modern Mommy Boutique



One of our SPB alumni mamas, Tanya Bland, who is a certified Signing Time instructor, will lead the group.  First she will introduce some of the ASL signs that she will be using in the story.  Then, she will read the story using ASL.  We will close the time with an art activity based around tonight's story.  

I hope to see you tonight at Modern Mommy Boutique!

Q&A with SPB: Protein

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

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Two Servings Per Day
 
Protein provides amino acids that are the building blocks of the body. It is important for healthy bones, teeth, muscles, brain, everything! If you find that you are suffering from fatigue, swelling, and/or a lack of appetite, you may not be consuming enough protein.

New service: Birth Story Listening


I am so excited and honored to share that I am starting to offer Birth Story Listening sessions.

This work allows me to sit with mothers and allow them to share their birth story in a new way.  Maybe a woman has unresolved questions about a previous birth.  Maybe she feels "stuck" in her last birth.  Maybe she is ready to process an aspect of her birth that she doesn't like to think about.

If any of these, or other, scenarios apply to the way that you think (or don't want to think) about a birth journey, then maybe a quiet time to reflect and share is something to consider.

Q&A with SPB: Eggs


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Eggs: Two per day
The benefits of eggs are many.  You can click HERE for a breakdown of nutrients from A to Zinc.  If you are allergic to eggs, that post list alternatives for getting those nutrients through other foods.  Also listed below are two links to learn more about LUTEIN and CHOLINE, two nutrients found in eggs that are super-important for that ever-developing baby brain.

Nutrition Focus: Dairy

This week's nutrition focus: DAIRY

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Dairy: Four serving per day
The main goal for consuming four servings of protein per day is to add calcium for your Sweet Pea's bone development and protein for Sweet Pea's brain building to your diet. “Good” dairy choices include greek yogurt and organic cheeses.

Pregnancy Nutrition Kick-Off!

Welcome back!! So happy to kick of 2016 with our Pregnancy Nutrition Series on the blog and the VLOG!!

This is an invitation to join me on our social media platforms for daily inspiration.  I am not selling you anything...and I hope to inspire you to try new recipes and buy healthy, whole food for you and your Sweet Pea's nourishment <3

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