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Birth News Update: April 10, 2014



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!!)

A Letter To You, The New Mother

Carnival of Natural Mothering
April 2014: What You Wish You Knew

Remember 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 BFP.

Birth News Update: March 13, 2014




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.









FERTILITY
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.

Tips for Morning Sickness

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!

Birth News Roundup: Feb 26, 2014

The biggest news in birth over the last week: wait!!! So hopeful that the newest guidelines from ACOG and theSociety for Maternal-Fetal Medicinewill 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:
 
FERTILITY
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.

Birth News RoundUp: January 30, 2014

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS: January 27-31, 2014



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
Prenatal Yoga 
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm 
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014

Birth News

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.

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 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 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.

Birth News Roundup: Dec 19, 2013

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:

FERTILITY
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.
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