Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
Note: all words in this piece that are in “quotation marks”
are excerpts or quotes from the ACOG Committee Opinion published February 2017. HEREis that article.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology just came
to a very important conclusion inTHISCommittee Opinion that was published in
“Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain
benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. In addition, some women may
seek to reduce medical interventions during labor and delivery.
I had the pleasure of meeting Katie Hess at anetworking
last year. Thanks to that meeting,
I used her flower essences to release some fears and to
find calm as we approached our birth. We
also used them at the blessingway and each guest got to enter our “sacred
space” by getting a mist of the flower essence of their choice.
I also feel like Angelika “resonates” with the benefits of the flower essences. I used them every day for the last two weeks of pregnancy, and then in the time afterwards I have used them pretty consistently.
So your due date came…and went…what do you do now?
One of Dr. Bradley’s sayings was, “It’s Not Nice To Fool
Mother Nature”. There is a whole chapter
of his book, Husband-Coached Childbirth, devoted to that topic, in which he
talks about the concerns he has with trying to rush the process.
Did you know your due date was, at best, an estimate? Did you know that only 4% of babies arrive on their actual due date? There is no hard and fast rule for when your
baby is going to make his or her entrance.
I am sharing this because I am hoping this will allow other mommies-to-be with
breech babies avoid a cesarean section in the hospital. One of our students is working at turning their baby right now, so I thought it apropos to share this online today.
Journal: July 19, 2009
Bryan's Estimated Due Date (EDD): August 14, 2009
As advocates of natural childbirth, and after two amazing birth experiences,
I wanted the same for our third child. We found out in early June that he was
breech, but didn't give it much thought at the time since we figured we still
had time left for him to turn head-down.
When I was pregnant with Bryan,
Bruss and I sought out the help of an acupuncturist to help us turn him when he
was breech. We used a combination
of moxibustion (applying heat to the body) and acupuncture to stimulate my energy,
in Chinese medicine it’s called “Qi”, to motivate him to turn head-down in time
for his birth.
Although I believe it was a
combination of acupuncture and chiropractic care that caused him to turn, I can
vouch for the fact that we visually saw and literally “felt” the results from
the moxibustion and acupuncture.