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Pregnancy

UPDATE: Fundraising for Willow WIsh

Please join us to celebrate the
GRAND OPENING 
Willow Midwife Center for Birth+Wellness

Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

2045 S. Vineyard
Suite 136
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&A with SPB: Is a Vit C pill as good as food?

Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

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...

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During pregnancy, we encourage our students to get a daily serving of Vitamin C and five servings of Vitamin A every week.

Waiting For Baby

 Originally posted Fall 2011 - sharing today since some of our Spring 2016 mamas are starting to approach their EDD's)

So 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!!

I 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.

Q&A with SPB: Vitamin A

Give me an A!!


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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.

Q&A with SPB: Salt

 
Salt is 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.


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Info Sheet: Vaginal Exams

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


*History

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.

Q&A with SPB: Whole Grains

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

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:

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Whole grains are important for the growth and normal functioning of nerve tissue, and also to provide fuel for mama's body.

Holiday Due Dates


You are pregnant over the holidays.

You 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 full plate.

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.

Q&A with SPB: Chiropractic Care

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

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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 breech babies.

Upcoming Event: Baby Bonanza Showcase





Baby Bonanza Showcase
Scottsdale WESTWORLD
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM



Event details at the end of this post



We are excited to participate in the second event hosted by PB&J Events that is specifically geared towards and designed for new and expecting parents.  We had the pleasure of showing at theirfirst event- so much fun that we are back again!

We will be sharing information for families interested in having healthy pregnancies, as well as ideas for families who are interested in preparing for an unmedicated birth.
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