Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
I am so
excited to feature Michelle Ludwig on the blog today! She is a birth doula and placenta
encapsulation specialist in the phoenix metro area.
vlog, Michelle is sharing some ideas for postpartum self-care to help make the
early days of healing and breastfeeding a little smoother – every tip helps!
Please join us to celebrate the
Willow Midwife Center for Birth+Wellness
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
2045 S. Vineyard
Mesa, AZ 85210
Here is a preview of the silent auction:
Little Boy Blue Basket: $300
Starting Bid: $50
- $200 voucher from Julie Papia (A Graceful Beginning) for birth or postpartum doula services
- Placenta Encapsulation
from Michelle Ludwig (The Modern Mama Doula Services)
- Nursing Necklace from
Denise Franklin (Denise Doula)
- Hat+Sock Set
- Bandana Bib
Q: Is taking a Vitamin C pill as good as eating food rich in Vitamin C?
A: If that is the best you can do, then do it. Optimally, your body is looking for "bioavailable" vitamins and minerals...
During pregnancy, we encourage our students to get a daily serving of Vitamin C and five servings of Vitamin A every week.
Originally posted Fall 2011 - sharing today since some of our Spring 2016 mamas are starting to approach their EDD's)
your estimated due date is approaching...or maybe it has passed. Those
little ones we are carrying are happily ensconced in their warm, loving
homes. To us “carriers”, it feels like we have been pregnant forever!!
remember that feeling very well. We have always had the good fortune
of having our babies before our due date. I am mentally preparing for
this baby to be the one that teaches us how to wait.
Give me an A!!
Vitamin A is involved in
immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication . Vitamin A also supports cell growth and plays
a critical role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys,
and other organs.
Most fruits and vegetables that are high in Vitamin A have yellow or orange-colored flesh.
an essential nutrient. If you were to completely eliminate salt from your diet,
your body would cease to function. There is an increased need for salt during
pregnancy because of the extra demands the baby places on the mother's body. It helps to maintain an
adequate blood volume for a safe, healthy pregnancy.
Pelvic or Vaginal Exam during Pregnancy (3rd Trimester)
According to Mayo Clinic, “as your due date approaches, your prenatal visits might include pelvic exams. These exams help your health care provider check the baby's position and detect cervical changes.”
Pelvic examination during pregnancy is used to detect a number of clinical conditions such as anatomical abnormalities and sexually transmitted infections, to evaluate the size of a woman’s pelvis (pelvimetry) and to assess the uterine cervix so as to be able to detect signs of cervical incompetence (associated with recurrent mid-trimester miscarriages) or to predict preterm labour (see Section 11.
Hello! We are almost halfway through our nutrition series...is your pregnancy or breastfeeding diet experiencing a small shift?
Here is today's video on whole grains:
Whole grains are important for the growth and normal functioning of nerve tissue, and also to provide fuel for mama's body.
You are pregnant over the holidays.
feel like you are as big as a house, or you are barely showing.
No matter what trimester you are in – you feel it! The holidays are full of pressures…if you are working in or out of the home,
you may have goals to meet and/or year-end reports to finish. If you are entertaining, there is shopping to
be done and food to be prepared. If you
are gifting, there are presents to buy and wrap. This is a lot of "extra" on top of an already
To that pile, add the fact
that you are building another human being, in addition to everything else you
are trying to accomplish this season.
We invite Dr. Ross to speak to our
students every series. We started out by having him come to a portion of a
class to share the benefits of chiropractic in pregnancy and for breastfeeding,
and to explainThe Webster Protocol, a technique used for mothers carrying