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Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies

Pre-eclampsia

VBAC: The BIG picture of the risks

Uterine Rupture.   

If 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 consequent pregnancies.

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 into perspective.

Birth News RoundUp: January 30, 2014

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.

Birth News This Week


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 :)

Here are the articles I read over the last few days that I thought might be of interest to you.  To keep up with all of the info we share, please follow us onTwitter and/orPinterest.
 

Fertility
New Study: Link Between Using The Pill Form Of Birth Control And Glaucoma Risk - Fox 2 KFXVhttp://bit.ly/IqrSbz

Egg Nutrients from A to Zinc

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 person.

Chocolate Can Be A Yes!

Lisa from Wei of Chocolate - chocolate seems to decrease the risk for pre-eclampsiaWhat - chocolate doesn't have to be a guilty secret during your pregnancy!

Probably notIFyou 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*).
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