Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
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
It has been a long winter break...finally getting back into reading and collecting the latest news around the web for you! Some really interesting finds this week about new fertility options, the role of Vitamin D in pregnancy, and always, breastfeeding. SO excited to learn that another state in the USA is making another push to protect breastfeeding MotherBabies with a breastfeeding protection code. In addition, Missouri is also adding to their breastfeeding laws to protect breastfeeding mothers from contempt of court if they can't serve jury duty.
Hope our US readers are full and content after a day of feasting with family and friends. We stayed away from the whole Black Friday frenzy and had a nice morning in the country :)
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New Study: Link Between Using The Pill Form Of Birth Control And Glaucoma Risk
- Fox 2 KFXVhttp://bit.ly/IqrSbz
Eggs are a nutritional
powerhouse. They get some bad press now
and then (and I know our acupuncturist doesn’t care for them), however, as a
tool for good nutrition in pregnancy, they can do a lot of good over the 40ish
weeks a mom is building a new human being.
The Brewer Diet
teaches that a mother should eat two eggs a day as part of a high protein,
whole food diet. *gasp* TWO EGGS A DAY!
Yes – because
pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life when the whole food she eats is
being put to use immediately and for the unique purpose of growing a new
What - chocolate doesn't have to be a guilty secret during your pregnancy!
you find a high quality,additive free dark chocolate! (P.S. I have a source for you to try...pictured to the left is Lisa Reinhardt from Wei of Chocolate - heaven in your mouth)
The "traditional" concerns with chocolate during pregnancy:
- They can be empty calories - lots of empty calories not good long term for a healthy weight gain.
- Chocolate is a hidden source of caffeine - not good in high quantity during pregnancy (more than 200 mg/day*).