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

Keeping Sweet Pea Healthy 2.0

We had a harrowing week in the PICU when Night Owl was only three-months old. We make every effort to educate our students, especially those with Sweet Peas born in the winter months, about how to avoid their own hospital stay.  

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Q&A with SPB: Keeping Sweet Pea Healthy

Q&A with SPB: Are there herbs that could drop my milk supply?


This is a common question I get around the holidays... 
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Q&A with SPB: Are there herbs that might affect my milk supply?
There are four big offenders when it comes to your breastmilk supply...plus some other reasons why some of us see our supply drop around the holidays.

Inside Look: Flowerevolution Flower Lounge

Otter and I had the privilege of attending an amazing, heart-opening event last evening.  When I was pregnant with her, I met Katie Hess and Lisa Reinhardt at an event for The Bump.  That "chance" meeting introduced the power of flowers and intentional chocolate into our lives, for which I am forever grateful.

Whether you are pregnant, birthing or postpartum, this book applies to you.  It applies to anyone who is breathing space and wanting a more meaningful life experience.

Q&A with SPB: What do you feed your baby after breastfeeding?



Q: What do you feed your baby after breastfeeding?

A: Anything healthy!!! 

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Q&A with SPB: What do we feed after breastfeeding?
Some ideas to make the transition from breastfeeding to eating solids - it's usually something that happens over weeks or months.










Bear in mind that the transition from breastfeeding to solids is a gradual one.

Q&A with SPB: How do I know my Sweet Pea is ready for solids?


Q: How do I know if my Sweet Pea is ready for solids?

A: There are four things to look for!!

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Q&A with SPB: How do I know my baby is ready for solids?
Four things to look for when you think your Sweet Pea is ready to learn to eat solid food



First of all, you want to be sure that your baby is interested.

Getting Labor Started

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.

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My_theory is that here is nothing you can do that is going to start labor if the baby isn't ready.

Inside Look: FlexiStash




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!!

From their website:
"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.

Event Recap: BWI Phoenix Main Event

I had a great time at the Babywearing International event hosted by thePhoenix chapterlast Saturday.

Click the link for the IG profile and/or the website for the respective business...please shop local whenever possible and support these family-run businesses!

Working the event with some of my favorite Bradley Method instructors a week ago!!
Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson










Meet the Doula: Ashley Anders


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!

Q&A with SPB: How do I find a care provider that supports natural birth?

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

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:

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Q&A with SPB: Choosing a care provider
In today's VLOG:1) Questions to ask if you are looking for a doctor or midwife who support natural birth2) Red flags to listen for that may indicate your care provider is not as "natural friendly" ...
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