Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
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!
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.
Amniotomy, also known as Artificial Rupture of the Membranes
(AROM) is the surgical rupture of fetal membranes to induce or expedite labor.
Amniotomy is used to start or speed up contractions and,
as a result, shorten the length of labour.
Artificial rupture of the amniotic membranes during labour,
sometimes called amniotomy or ’breaking of the waters’ was introduced in the
mid-eighteenth century, first being described in 1756 by an English
obstetrician, Thomas Denman
Christine & BJ Bollier
Bradley Method© Birth Story
Our goal is to prepare families to have a natural birth by
teaching a mom and her loving coach to labor together. The reality is
that even with the best preparation, birth is unique, fluid and unpredictable.
Our experience as natural childbirth educators is that even if your birth
does not go according to your plan, a comprehensive education like The
Bradley Method® will pave the way for you to have your best possible birth
with a Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby outcome.
I got to sample CredibleCravings at the Club MomMe event I attended in June 2014. I wish these had been around when I was growing Sweet Peas - green, clean *and* yummy!!
While we try to eat whole food as much as possible, life happens! When you need a snack on the run, these may be just the thing you are looking for. These are great for the diaper bag, and for hungry siblings who are always looking for a snack!
Here are some of the things that Stephanie Baker, Founder of CredibleCravings, shared with me so that I could offer some information about her delicious products to our students and readers:
Today we look at two of the substances many of us are concerned about using during pre-conception and pregnancy: Alcohol and Caffeine.
If you are having a hard time giving up your caffeine, read more about consumption levelsHERE
Consuming Alcohol during Pregnancy
ACOG (American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists) & the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) position on alcohol is:
“There is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink.
Club Mom-Me Spring Family Fest:
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa Huntington Beach
Club MomMe is a social, educational and wellness community for moms and moms-to-be. They provide a place for women to meet each other, make friends, learn about pregnancy and motherhood, and share unique experiences together. All attendees at each event receive a gift bag and a chance to win great giveaways like strollers, car seats, gear and more!
They have been kind enough to gift a SPB reader with a Family Ticket to the event on June 7, 2014 - wow!
Diaper Wipes – A closer look at what are you putting on your Sweet Pea's bum
As a Bradley Method® instructor, we teach our students to avoid harmful substances in order to have a healthy, low-risk pregnancy. Our own green journey started when we were Bradley Method® students nine years ago...so naturally, we continued the effort to keep our environment healthy and low-risk once our Sweet Pea was earthside.
Little did I know I was going to be in for a rude awakening when I read a