Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
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
Baby Bonanza Showcase
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.
Here are some ideas to help you figure out the difference:
Here is a quick visual recap of today's video:
I hope this help answer some of your questions about the difference. As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or nagging doubts - be safe rather than sorry: call your care provider
Miscarriage has touched our SPB community again. We grieve with the aching hearts of those
families. There is no way I know of to
erase that pain, regret, constant questioning, the loss of a dream of the new
child that was supposed to join the family.
The only thing that has eased the pain for us are the sands of time.
We suffered a miscarriage in 2006. We hardly ever talk about it. We do not want to scare people, especially
our students, or worry them unnecessarily.