I guess it's appropriate that most of the news I found this week pertains to pregnancy...we are about to welcome a new set of families to the Sweet Pea Births' family tomorrow night!
Some neat news from the research front, plus another confirmation that Dr. Bradley and Dr. Brewer were right when they told mothers to avoid harmful substances long before research could prove just how dangerous chemicals and processed foods really are.
Fertility drugs, not IVF, are top cause of multiple births
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
New Study: Link Between Using The Pill Form Of Birth Control And Glaucoma Risk
- Fox 2 KFXVhttp://bit.ly/IqrSbz
The Winter months are upon us in the Northern Hemisphere...and not every pregnant or breastfeeding mama wants to get a flu shot. Whether or not the flu shot is for you, here are some practical immunity-boosting tips from our favorite chiropractor that don't involve shots, sprays or otherwise:
It is that time of
year...getting ready for winter. We prepare the pool for winter, the car, the
furnace, even our grass changes. We prepare the cabin and the toilets up north
for winter. Doesn't it make sense to prepare our bodies for winter?
We had the pleasure of meeting the Club MomMe mamas at MommyCon LA. We are so sad to miss their amazing event coming up this Sunday - it's definitely on the books for next year!!
The Founding MomMe, Rachel Pitzel, was kind enough to share more info about the Club MomMe Family Fall Fest with us. Be sure to visit their event websiteHERE
(http://clubmommefamilyfest.com/) for ticketing information - it's a be-there event if you are in the Los Angeles area, or if you can get there on November 3, 2013.
I hope you enjoyed ourMommy Con recap
in lieu of a "Birth News" installment last week. Here are the articles I have collected that I thought would be of interest to those of you TTC, currently pregnant, or getting close to welcoming your babies.
This week was also Remembrance Day for families that have experienced the grief of loss. I open this post with an event to honor their brief passage through our lives.
Remembrance Service for Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss
I just started "tweeting" a few months ago. In order to have a relevant feed, I try to spend at least 3-4 mornings a week combing through the immense amount of information on the world wide web to educate myself on the latest birth- and breastfeeding-related information, and then sharing that information with our followers on Twitter.
I had the a-ha moment yesterday...blog readers may not be following us on Twitter! So here is a compilation of some of the top stories I shared last week.
We talked about the importance of a healthy, whole food diet in our classes on Friday and Saturday. One thing that strikes a chord every time is that a simple, nutritious, well-balanced diet can literally affect your pregnancy, your child, and your future generations.
Are we surprised that there are so many families struggling with infertility when women were told to limit their weight gain and potentially starve themselves and their babies of important building blocks? How about the increase in more processed foods as people moved away from the farms and into the cities?
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.
It’s hard to believe…and I know, I say this every three months – Time Flies! We are almost finished with another class series. As we get ready to send another set of Papas and Pods off into the world to prepare for the arrival of their Sweet Peas, I wanted to write our “Wish List” for their Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby outcome.
What we hope you will remember:
1. You are a team.
As a couple, you lovingly conceived your child. You have attended a trimester of Bradley Method® classes together to learn about the normal, low-risk process of pregnancy, labor and birth.
Every once in a while, a mom who is coming down the home stretch in her
pregnancy will ask us this question. The
realization that this baby growing inside of her needs to come out hits the conscious mind, and
panic ensues! (News flash: it has
happened to me every pregnancy!)
First of all, let me assure you that you are not alone. At some point, many of us have the “light
bulb moment” and magnitude of what is about to happen becomes real: you are
going to labor, you will give birth, you are going to become a parent, and a
new life will be dependent on you.