Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
Happy Friday, friends!! I am excited to welcome Tina Lebedies as a guest blogger today. She is a Bradley™ colleague and an essential oil enthusiast.
We started using aromatherapy while I was pregnant with Otter. After enjoying the benefits, I started exploring essential oils. They have had a positive impact on our family. I am happy to have Tina share her experience with them.
As with all things we offer on this blog, please treat it as a buffet - take what works for you and leave the rest.
We have spent a lot of the month sharing information about cesarean birth, VBAC, and CBAC...
Ready for some pampering and renewal? Some TLC??
We are excited to announce that our friendsBlue Russ
are teaming up to host a Magical Mother's Day for mamas in the Phoenix, AZ area.
Jennifer stopped by to visit with us...here is a little more about their event coming up next month.
you have had a previous cesarean, this is THE “drop” word for many care
providers when they have their “informed consent” talk with patients for
Today I want to take a look at several other complications related to labor and
delivery. If your care provider is expecting you to be
influenced by risk factors for uterine rupture, I think it is fair to look at
all the other risk factors of pregnancy and labor in order to create a bigger picture and put things
Consuming the placenta has been found to be beneficial in the postpartum period to help alleviate postpartum hormone fluctuations (aka "baby blues"), increase milk supply, and reduce postpartum bleeding. More and more women are choosing to ingest their placentas to take advantage of these benefits, and you can read about other benefits of "placentophagy" HERE
Did You Just Insinuate, “Placenta” and, “Eat” in the Same Sentence?
Why, yes. Yes, I did.
When we first heard about it, both Bruss and I were completely grossed
out and questioning if the natural birth community had finally gone off the
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:
We are four weeks into our winter series - it is so exciting to be getting to know eight amazing couples in person...and this series, we have the pleasure of welcoming back on of our Spring 2013 couples as they prepare for Baby #2...from Canada!! The internet and web-chat rock!!
Today's post was inspired by a question that was asked right before we dismissed class on Friday night. One of our students asked, "Is there a list of questions that can help us prepare to be parents?"
Continuing on with the treasure-trove of naturally-minded companies we had the opportunity to experience at the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest, here is an Inside Look at the Mama Mio skin care lines. Mio co-founder Tanya Mackay Kazeminy ("MM") was kind enough to give us the inside scoop on their amazing company and products.
SPB: What is the motivation behind the Mama Mio Pregnancy and Postpartum skin care lines?
MM:Mama Mio was created out of our own selfish need. When we were pregnant, there wasn’t anything on the market that we actually wanted to use - skincare that actually worked, that wasn’t full of nasty chemicals, and products that made us feel good whilst using them.
HAPPY First week of summer! I wish you lots of shade and cool breezes...we are loving our mister tube that Coach Bruss bought from Lowe's Home Improvement - it makes sitting outside while the kids play bearable!!
Disney Summer Play Days @ Chandler Fashion Mall
Tuesday 6/24: Doc McStuffins @ 11:30 am
Wednesday 6/25: Crush Showtime @ 11:30 am
Thursday 6/26: Marvel Trivia @ 11:30 am
Friday 6/27: Avengers Showtime @ 6:15 pm
Thursday June 26
We start the week with an homage to the brave men and women who have given their all for our freedoms...
A little Memorial Day
information from About.com:
“The U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs
, in its history of Memorial Day, reminds
us that even is we can't get to a memorial service, we can participate in The National Moment of Remembrance
All Americans are encouraged to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on
Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died
in service to the nation.
Ready, Set, Baby Class
Saturday, May 10
Ready, Set, Baby will talk about what happens right after the
birth of your baby and how to help mom heal better and feel better. We will
practice bathing, dressing and swaddling babies; please bring a doll. This
class also covers: Normal newborn appearance Newborn procedures Signs and
symptoms of newborn illness Safe sleep/Co-sleeping Infant CPR This class
briefly covers breastfeeding, please sign up for Breastfeeding Basics for