Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
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
I say it every session – it’s hard to believe we are coming
down to our last week in our Bradley Method® class. This Friday is the last class for our Spring 2014 class series!!
One of the questions that came up in Class 11 was about comfort,
or lack thereof, after meals. To answer
this question, let’s look at what happens to the pregnant body:
Color image via flickr: Papier Mache Models of Pregnant Woman
At the Boston Science Museum, in Boston, MA
Do you see the difference in the stomach between the two
In light of a research study published this week, we are highlighting this blog post today, originally written on May 28, 2013.
"Mainly, in all of the groups of labor pain medications and delivery method, we found that mothers who received labor pain medications were 2-3 times more likely to report [delay in the onset of lactation] DOL compared to mothers who did not use labor pain medications and delivered vaginally.
What! A Bradley Method® teacher writing about other kinds of
childbirth education?? Yes, absolutely!
The Bradley Method® is designed for families who are planning to have One Mama who wants to prepare for a natural birth + One Coach who is invested and wants to be the main coach for the mother, and in some cases we train assistant coaches as well. There are so many other dynamics and variations in mothers and in their pregnancy. Today’s information sheet will look at the different childbirth preparation options and offer links to find out more about the different courses offered if The Bradley Method® is not the right fit for you.
The information below is paraphrased and/or quoted from the listed sources.
*Definition of the procedure
Stripping membranes, sometimes called "sweeping of the membranes" or "membrane
sweeping", is a method used to try to start labor. The health care provider puts
her or his finger into the cervix – the mouth of the uterus – and uses the
finger to separate the bag of waters from the side of the uterus near the
cervix. This releases local prostaglandins/hormones that can trigger
What a great week to get back into reading about all things pregnancy, birth and baby! Lots of neat developments for families who are seeking fertility treatments, a possible breakthrough to treat pre-eclampsia, and another biological explanation about why those Sweet Peas just don't sleep through the night when they are newborns (another one in case you needed to remind yourself that your sleepless nights are just "for now" - they do eventually get really good at sleeping!!)
Anytime a request comes across my desk three times in the same week, I figure
it’s time to write a blog post about it. And so it was with morning sickness this week. It is so exciting to hear that our alums are expecting again - some of the best news that there is!!
Here is a collection of tips gathered from our Sweet Pea Births
students, some things that have worked for me, and my favorite links to share
with mamas who are trying to get past the first trimester as best as they
can. For most women, the second
trimester is amazing – really – hang in there for the honeymoon period!
One of the beautiful things about the internet is making connections with other individuals who love supporting families. I had the pleasure of meeting Susan Moss through LinkedIn. I am so honored to bring you our virtual interview and to share her amazing music with our Sweet Pea students and readers through our blog and our newsletter. I hope you will be as touched by her music as I have been!
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