Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
This is a great week for neat events happening around the
Phoenix, AZ area, starting with special play days at the Disney Store. Click on
the image below to go to theirwebsite
There is also aSpecial Eventon Wednesday morning at the
B&N store in Chandler to celebrate the45th anniversary of The Very Hungry
Last but not least, be sure to check outTHIS
post to read
about the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest happening this Saturday in Orange
County. We are so excited to be flying
in for the day to cover this amazing event, and we have one Family Ticket to
give away to a lucky SPB reader.
WISHING YOU A MARVELOUS MONTH OF MARCH :)
Tumbleweed Park • March 7 - 9, 2014 • Time: visit website
The Ostrich Festival is a community family
event featuring live ostrich races and ostrich-themed activities, national and
regional entertainment, carnival midway, spectacular food, upscale arts &
crafts, a Saturday morning parade and much more.
In addition to bringing in nationally
known musical groups, the festival also features some of the most popular local
and regional talent in the Southwest.
Our Fall class is winding up...and we have already said, "Welcome, earthside!" to the first baby from that class. Fun times!
I thought today would be a great time to write about an idea that is gaining traction here in the West: The Babymoon.
There are actually two contexts for this term: The first one is taken before the baby arrives. A couple takes time away from their schedules to connect, intentionally make one more set of "before baby was earthside" memories; and maybe spend time talking about their birth, and their hopes and dreams for their family.
Just in time for lunch on the West Coast of the US:
Here is a collection of stories from around the web...let us know if you learned anything new in the comments. Also, let us know what kinds of topics are interesting to you. Enjoy your reading/lunch time!
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Sweet Pea Births is so excited to announce that we are sponsoring The Nursing Lounge at the upcoming Healthy Happy Baby Expo! Organizer Kim Swayman, owner of Healthy Baby, Happy Earth in Glendale, sat down with us for a minute. She tells us more about this exciting, one-day event coming up on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Westgate Renaissance Hotel.
What is the Healthy Happy
It is a one-day
event that brings together area professionals to assist soon-to-be or new
parents in discovering resources and information on a variety of topics in
caring for their families.
Sue Marquis, PCD(DONA) is new to the area, having just moved from Michigan to Arizona
in the last month. Welcome to the heat, Sue!! Thank you to our
friends atModern Mommy
for helping us make the connection!When was
the first time you heard the word, “doula”?
had probably heard the word previously but did not know what it was until my
son told me that my first grandchild would be delivered at a birthing
center with the assistance of a doula.How
did you decide that becoming a postpartum doula was part of your journey?
Welcome to today's guest blogger, Koren Michelle. She is the founder of Total Momma + Family Care, providing postpartum care, family fitness and nutrition classes, and support for mamas at all stages of their parenting journey.
I had my son in 2010, I didn’t know anyone with kids. All of our family is back in Ohio. I was on my own. However, I knew I wanted a homebirth. I was determined to succeed with
breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and babywearing.
While I did succeed with all of these things, that first year was TOUGH.
Just in time for us to say, “Until the reunion!” to another class, I have some more postpartum tips to share from the East Valley Birth Circle meeting I attended last Tuesday. Even though I will probably never be pregnant again (never say never, right?), I still enjoying going to hear what the collective “wise women wisdom” is from the women who come to the meetings.
Along with the tidbits shared below, please be sure to check out our suggestions for your postpartum kitHERE
and the 10 things we want you to remember before your Sweet Pea’s Birth-Day
We see the beautiful newborn pictures taken by professional photographers of sweet sleeping babies. We ooh and ahh and maybe wish we had found someone to capture these days with our children.
Here is what you do not see: the tired
mama, and probably papa, standing behind the photographer. They are not getting sleep between adjusting
to life with baby, learning how to breastfeed, and trying to figure out just
how often they are supposed to feed the baby.
How do you sleep when the baby sleeps?
I am so excited to announce a monitrice service for couples that want
to have a natural birth outcome in a hospital setting. Jennifer Hoeprich, LM, is now extending her
skill set to families who want to stay home as long as possible before heading
to a hospital for their birth.
What is a monitrice?
A monitrice is a professional, medically trained, labor support person, who
provides clinical monitoring within the home environment, including cervical
dilation exams, auscultation of fetal heart tones, and monitoring of general
well-being of mother and baby, during labor.