What a great week to get back into reading about all things pregnancy, birth and baby! Lots of neat developments for families who are seeking fertility treatments, a possible breakthrough to treat pre-eclampsia, and another biological explanation about why those Sweet Peas just don't sleep through the night when they are newborns (another one in case you needed to remind yourself that your sleepless nights are just "for now" - they do eventually get really good at sleeping!!)
of Natural MotheringApril 2014: What You Wish You KnewRemember when you got your first positive
pregnancy test? What do you wish that woman knew? Write a letter of love and
encouragement to that awesome mama just starting her journey.
Dear New Mama:
Yes, you. I skipped
over the “mother-to-be”. You are already
growing life, and you are already aware of that life and protective of that
life…as I see it, there is no “to-be” in mothering. It is a state of being since you got your
A hospital providing facilities for water birth, another look at a controversial new IVF protocol, some breastfeeding information to consider....here's what's new from around the web this week.
What We Know About Three-Parent In Vitro Fertilization
“The numerous concerns raised during the two-day meeting
made it clear that there are still gaping holes in the data and countless
issues to work through. But a strange thing happened: Many people from across
the political and professional spectrum unexpectedly found common ground.
Anytime a request comes across my desk three times in the same week, I figure
it’s time to write a blog post about it. And so it was with morning sickness this week. It is so exciting to hear that our alums are expecting again - some of the best news that there is!!
Here is a collection of tips gathered from our Sweet Pea Births
students, some things that have worked for me, and my favorite links to share
with mamas who are trying to get past the first trimester as best as they
can. For most women, the second
trimester is amazing – really – hang in there for the honeymoon period!
The biggest news in birth over the last week: wait!!! So hopeful that the newest guidelines from ACOG and theSociety for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
will be taken to heart and that we will see a clear reduction in the primary cesarean rate within the next few years.
Here are other stories and tidbits that I thought you might find interesting:
Acupuncture technique ‘creates the right
conditions’ for conceiving babies
Kite was working in private practice in London in the early 1990s when a woman
in her early 40s came for hay fever relief, not mentioning that she been trying
for a baby for years.
It has been a long winter break...finally getting back into reading and collecting the latest news around the web for you! Some really interesting finds this week about new fertility options, the role of Vitamin D in pregnancy, and always, breastfeeding. SO excited to learn that another state in the USA is making another push to protect breastfeeding MotherBabies with a breastfeeding protection code. In addition, Missouri is also adding to their breastfeeding laws to protect breastfeeding mothers from contempt of court if they can't serve jury duty.
Happy New Year...and it's finally time to get our events calendar posted again!! Here are some events around the Phoenix area that support natural pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and attachment parenting. We try to get out and about as much as we can - we look forward to seeing you and your Sweet Peas around town :)
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm
220 E Lexington Ave
Phoenix AZ 85012
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
Happy New Year!! Wishing all of our readers many blessings as you welcome the new year. I trust your holidays were wonderful and that you are looking forward to all the promise of a fresh slate.
These are probably going to keep being evening editions - thank you for your patience as we ramp up posting again in the New Year. I am really placing a high value on being Peaceful Mama for my kiddos, which means that being on the computer is taking a back seat to homeschooling and teaching classes this season.
, Infections and Pregnancy
, Miscarriage or Stillbirth
, Pre-term Labor
, Full term
, Fussy baby
, Avoiding harmful substances
, Toxins, pesticides, chemicals and pregnancy
, Bag of Waters
, Premature Ruptture of Membranes
, Rupture of Membranes
, Premature Baby
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 and to meet 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.
I didn't include it in the roundup listing, because I hope that by now, everyone has seen this:
Pope Francis Encourages Breast-Feeding Mother in a Public Place! Here is the story from the NYTimes.comhttp://nyti.ms/1bfhrPl
BIG props to Pope Francis for encouraging the mama to Feed The Baby!!
Here are some other noteworthy articles from the past week:
First Baby Conceived Using New Eeva IVF Technique Born in Great Britain
“Oliver Lush-Camps is more than just a miracle to
his parents, Katy and Jonathon; he’s a miracle to science.