Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
This was first published in 2011 - sharing it again today since the holiday safety tips are still relevant. ClickHEREif you would rather watch the VLOG instead of reading this post
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
It is such a gift to enjoy this season with our
children. They are filled with wonder at
the sight of our Christmas tree. They
love to look at the ornaments, especially the ones with their pictures in
them. They are so excited about Santa
and presents and at the top of the list, the family coming to visit them from
all across the country.
InSide Look:Spence Baby
One of the priorities of The Bradley Method® is to stay
Healthy and Low-Risk during pregnancy by avoiding harmful substances. Many families who learn about all the
different toxins we are exposed to, and how to avoid them, choose to continue to stay healthy and
low-risk after their Sweet Pea’s Birth-Day.
The fabric we put on our Sweet Peas exposes all of that soft, sensitive skin
to whatever is in the fabric. Whatever that is then gets absorbed directly into the
Diaper Wipes – A closer look at what are you putting on your Sweet Pea's bum
As a Bradley Method® instructor, we teach our students to avoid harmful substances in order to have a healthy, low-risk pregnancy. Our own green journey started when we were Bradley Method® students nine years ago...so naturally, we continued the effort to keep our environment healthy and low-risk once our Sweet Pea was earthside.
Little did I know I was going to be in for a rude awakening when I read a
In light of a research study published this week, we are highlighting this blog post today, originally written on May 28, 2013.
"Mainly, in all of the groups of labor pain medications and delivery method, we found that mothers who received labor pain medications were 2-3 times more likely to report [delay in the onset of lactation] DOL compared to mothers who did not use labor pain medications and delivered vaginally.
Our December/January newsletter has finally arrived…here is
the link for you to find out what we are sharing with our students:
Our featured business this month isShannon’s Cloth &
. I have been meaning to write a
post about the toxins in conventional diaper wipes…and I will as soon as edit
the pictures that go along with the post.
In the meantime,HERE
is a list of ingredients against which you can
check the products you are looking at using.
After we started our journey to green our environment, I
came to the realization that our conventional wipes were no longer welcome as
we move towards as toxin-free a home as we can manage.
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.
We talk about avoiding harmful substances in pregnancy in order to help keep
mom and baby healthy and low-risk. I had
a few months ago, and ever since then we have been diligent
about avoiding food dyes. THIS
post on BuzzFeed really got me thinking. I have mentioned it before, and I will link
to it againHERE
: when the FDA approves something, it is not
approving that it is safe. It is simply
affirming that the approved dose is not going to kill you in that one
This is the second post in the series that looks at the small print on the drug information sheet for consumers. In ourfirst post
, we looked at the details of drugs used in epidurals. Here is the fine print for the drugs used by hospital practitioners to induce labor. This may be offered for a variety of reasons.
Whenever a drug or procedure is offered, we encourage our students to look at the benefits and the risks. There are circumstances where the benefits clearly outweigh the risks.
Ready to clean up your personal care products and household chemicals in preparation for pregnancy? Maybe you are pregnant and want to make the effort to have a healthy, low-risk pregnancy? Or maybe you are holding your baby on the outside and only want to use the best possible products for them and for you??
I have not found too many household cleaners that are truly non-toxic. Instead, we areLearning to be Green
by trying out lots of different combinations of baking soda, lemons, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and castille soap.
the honest co.
: One of our alumni students suggested I look into this company. What’s not to love? It is the company of a Hollywood starlet (Jessica Alba) who was inspired
to walk her talk and provide products that she would use in her own home, for
her own children. Well – here is how
they rate against the SPB ingredient check.
Given that we are going to start a new Bradley Method® class series in two weeks, I am super motivated to find some products that we can offer as alternatives to our students if they want to make some changes in personal care products in order to avoid harmful substances.