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UPCOMING EVENTS: April 21-25, 2014


Welcome to another amazing week! Where will you be with your Sweet Pea this week? Prenatal yoga, breastfeeding support, birth circles, postpartum support for expectant and new parents...Nat Geo Kids Club in three locations this week, storytimes, bubble play for those of you with Sweet Peas on the outside...and Farmer's Markets for everyone :)

Have a great week!



Planning ahead:
Great Cloth Diaper Change
Saturday, April 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
6111 S. All America Way Ramada #5 Tempe, Arizona 85283
The Great Cloth Diaper Change will take place on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at 11:00 a.

UPCOMING EVENTS: April 14-18, 2014

Spring has sprung here in Arizona.  As the temperatures warm up, please remember to take the extra prep step and have plenty of water in with you whether you are walking, strolling, or driving.  There are lots of fun events coming up this week, as well as some events to share on the weekends.

A reminder that this week's Wordless Wednesday theme is Babywearing: How do you wear your Sweet Pea? 

As we highlight Cesarean Awareness Month, we recognize that babywearing is especially beneficial to cesarean families to encourage bonding while you simultaneously heal from the birth and revel in the miracle of life.

UPCOMING EVENTS: March 10-14, 2014

What a great line-up of events this week: birth circle, breastfeeding support, and lots of fun for the Sweet Pea toddlers in your life!


Reminder of this week's Wordless Wednesday theme:
3/12 Feelin' Green~ Show us the ways you are “greening” in your home, nursery, school, workplace


Each featured picture this month earns you an entry into our raffle for Sweet Pea logo gear.  Send us as many pictures as you want - I will select those that best represent the theme, and you may get multiple chances to win - go for it!

Upcoming Events August 26-30, 2013


Looking for something to do with your baby this week?  Cassandra and I are posting events, groups and classes in our respective geographic areas…look for us…maybe we will see you there!!

This week there is a special “Water Play” Section at the end of the weekly listings…several are open five days a week…through the end of this month.  Lots of neat spaces for littles…who is going to do a water play tour across the East Valley?
Disclaimer: A listing here does not imply endorsement by Sweet Pea Births or our families.

Peace on Earth

Today’s post is short.  I hope I will get some insightful answers to a question.  One that just occurred to me and I wonder if it has occurred to anyone else out there in the birth circles.   

 It started to tickle my brain as we entered the political season here in the U.S.  A time when I discover that although my birth and breastfeeding friends and I all share very similar beliefs about birth and breastfeeding, we are split into different voting parties.   

Your Care Provider

“Care providers” was the topic of birth circle last night.  It’s curious because just this week I got a call from a midwife that I respect along the same topic.
 
One of the tenants of The Bradley Method® is consumerism.  We advocate that parents are responsible for the decisions they make, therefore their choice of care providers is one that should not be taken lightly.  This decision may be one of the greatest factors that determine the kind of birth they will have for their child.

Rights for Homebirth

Rights for Homebirth Event
Rights for Homebirth Event
Supporters gather at Wesley Bolin Memorial Park in Phoenix, AZ
Our Midwives!
Our Midwives!
Wendi Cleckner and Marinah Farrell from Freedom and the Seed
Mini-supporters
Mini-supporters
Brussito and Ysabella holding signs
Dept of Health
Dept of Health
Supporters gathered
Rallying the crowd
Rallying the crowd
Wendi comes out and tells us to *roar*
Midwifes help people too
Midwifes help people too
Supporters rally
The Rally's Message
The Rally's Message
All Mothers should have access to a home birth
Twins and their family
Twins and their family
Twins are Natural Too
Breech Babies
Breech Babies
Bryan was a breech baby
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VBACs
Momma and her son advocating for her right to a homebirth

What’s In A Plan?

  
     I attended the East Valley Birth Circle last night and the topic was comfort measures and birth plans.  There was some information and discussion related to birth plans that I was intrigued by since some were new ideas to me, and one offered a different perspective into something we talk to our students about.
     
     The group pretty much agreed on the basics:  Keep it concise and to the point, keep it positive, and fit your requests one page.

An Inside Look: Freedom & the Seed

I had the pleasure of visiting Freedom & the Seed last week. The midwives there prepare pregnancy and postpartum teas, so while I there picking up my order, midwife Wendi Cleckner was kind enough to give me a tour of their space.
 
To start off with, getting there is a journey in and of itself.  The building is located in historic Tempe, so driving there I passed an eclectic collection of architecture.  They are located in a complex of buildings that look like they were transported from another era – the complex is just north of the train tracks on Ash.
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