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

Pregnancy

Q&A with SPB: Should I call my care provider?

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

This is another question I see come up pretty often on social media groups, or a text in the middle of the night from a student.  Really, if people are looking for validation, the best thing to do is call! However, our society tells is that we shouldn't be too needy....so moms end up seeking help from non-medical peers.



















When I get this question, the first question I ask is, "How is the baby moving?"

The second is, "What is your gut/instinct telling you when you sit still with this question?

To Test or Not to Test: 5 Need-To-Know Questions to choose for YOU


I saw the question come up again in a chat group:

Should I get "X" test? Should I decline "X" medication?

You could also substitute the words 
"procedure" or "intervention" in those phrases.

As childbirth educators, we make every effort to keep our opinion out of the equation whether that question comes up in a live class, or when we see it on message boards and chat groups.  The bottom line is that YOU are the only one that can make decisions about your body and your baby.

Q&A with SPB: Healthy Pregnancy

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Question: What can I do to have a healthy pregnancy?

Answer: A lot, actually! Come to Saturday's class to learn more about what any mom can do to lay the foundation for their Sweet Pea to have a healthy start in life.

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We are excited to announce another Healthy Pregnancy Classes at Modern Mommy Boutique this month!  It is a two-hour class designed to introduce the basics of having a healthy, low-risk pregnancy that is best for mom and best for Sweet Pea.

Inside Look: Mama Boxes

I had the pleasure of meeting Mandy Holmes at theBaby Bonanzain May.  She is offering a fantastic pregnancy concierge service - read more about it today:



There is a brand new concept taking the nation by storm.  Everyone's looking for the perfect gift for their pregnant daughter, friend, or themselves. Mama Boxes are a band new-nothing like it-one of a kind concept we want to share with you.
 
What are Mama Boxes? Mama Boxes are delightful care packages, similar to a subscription box service sent out at each trimester to pregnant women and delivered to their doorstep.

Nutrition: Snack Ideas

When it comes to pregnancy, we are passionate about helping families achieve a nutritious, whole food, balanced diet.  We serve a snack at every class, adn try to use it as an opportunity to model healthy snack choices.  Of course, you have to factor in pregnancy cravings, so we also try to include a little treat for the sweet tooth.  We also try to avoid foods our students have aversions to by passing out an info sheet on the first or second class so we know what *not* to buy when we are doing our grocery shopping.

Baby Bonanza Spring 2015

We had the pleasure of participating in a brand new family event to hit the Phoenix scene last weekend.  It was co-hosted by PB&J Events andthe bump.

For those of you that missed it, or if you attended and didn't get to see all the exhibitors, here is a visual recap along with contact information for most of them.  I will be filling in the gaps as I have more time to look up websites.

So sit back, hit the scroll button (or start the slideshow by clicking on the first picture), and wander through all the aisles :)

Prenatal Connections

I never cease to be amazed at the way science catches up to what we know intuitively about mothers and children.

We have a "mother's intuition". Mothers dream their children's dreams. They can feel emotions or sense danger across miles of separation.

Why? Because their fetal cells literally reside in our bodies.THIS  blog post outlines many of the different ways our children's cells remain in us after we give birth, and how our bodies benefit from being pregnant. 

I believe it is never too early to start connecting with our babes.

In Their Own Words: Essential Oils

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.

Q&A with SPB: Sleep Ideas

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Q: What can I do to get some sleep?

A: Check out today's VLOG for lots of ideas!!


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Q: How can I get more sleep through my pregnancy?A: Check out today's post for some tried & true ideas, and some new ideas that are gaining popularity as more research is published about healthy sle...

Q&A with SPB: Healthy Pregnancy How-to

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Today's VLOG is all about the things that you *can* control in the very unplannable process of pregnancy, labor, birth and the childbearing year.


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Many of us strive for a healthy pregnancy so we can have a great birth experience. Here are two things you can do, and what else to consider beyond that.Today's links for more information can be ...
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