Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
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
there are no guarantees that the kind or amount of preparation you do will lead
to a vaginal birth, there are things you can do to increase your opportunity to
have the vaginal birth you want for your baby.
If I could write a blueprint for having a vaginal birth, I would follow the
Five-Point Plan outlined in our Bradley Method® classes. Here are five things you can do
throughout your pregnancy to decrease your chance of a cesarean when you go
into labor:1. Exercise
Have you ever heard of a person signing up for a race on the day of the event
with no prior running experience?
Bruss and I would like to welcome Cassandra to the Sweet Pea Births Family. She will be a regular contributor to the blog and you will start seeing her around the internet on ourother social mediaplatforms. I am looking forward to sharing her areas of expertise with our students and readers. Bienvenidos, Cassandra! ~KRB
Hi, I am Cassandra Okamoto and I am a new contributing
writer here at Sweet Pea Births! I thought I would tell you all a little bit
about myself & then share my birth story, which just happened to take place
almost exactly one year ago.
We started seeing Dr. Ross when Bryan was breech
in-utero. His care has positively
impacted my health and made our last pregnancy feel like my best one ever. Not wanting to keep the goodness to ourselves, we
invite him to come speak to our students as a free bonus class. They hear about the many ways chiropractic care may benefit them during pregnancy,
postpartum and their nursing relationship.
For more information on those topics,click here
Here is the second topic in Dr.
I admit it - I was one of those complete skeptics about chiropractic care. I used to call them "chiro-quackers" and felt 100% sure that I would never let one touch me or my back.
Then our third child, Bryan, was breech at 32 weeks. And he stayed breech - at our 36 week ultrasound, there was definitely a bottom where there should have been a top! Desperate to avoid a cesarean and willing to try any natural measure I could, I asked my natural momma tribe if they could recommend anyone for the Webster Protocol - the three with answers all sent me to the same person: Dr.
"What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding That No One Tells You
We had our first introduction to the benefits of
breastfeeding in last night's class. We have
the benefit of having two moms who have already breastfed in our class and it
was great to have their input as we introduced the new parents to the concept
Most people know about engorgement or nipple soreness, or that it can take a few days for your milk to come in. There were comments about the new things our students heard about breastfeeding when we
closed class, so I thought I would share the insights people learned in
started around 5:00 am on Thursday morning (9/29/11). I was running around trying
to get Brussito’s birthday breakfast table together, when I had a contraction
that made me stop in my tracks and grab onto the edge of the bed. The
contractions kept coming throughout the morning. Since my water had not
broken yet, which is how our other three labors had started, Bruss and I
decided it was best if I went back to bed to get some sleep. We called
our chiropractor, Dr.
just had the privilege of attending our first “First Birthday Party”
for one of the babies that was born to students from our first Bradley
Method® class series. She was also the first baby born in our career as Bradley Method®
instructors - it was so fun to be part of the festivities!
we were there, one of the other moms from their class mentioned that
they were already trying for baby number two. Which prompted Bruss to
suggest that I write a post about things to consider when you are adding
to your family.
Bruss and I are so excited to be welcoming our fourth child
in October 2011. We had been going back
and forth about adding to our family and decided to leave it in God’s
hands. He answered our prayers with a
pregnancy and we are delighted to be preparing for our first homebirth this
fall. God-willing, our pregnancy will
continue to go smoothly and our growing child will be delivered safely into our
It is a dream come true for me to have a homebirth. I am so excited at the prospect of being
surrounded by the people we love and the familiar warmth of our home as we
welcome our child.
Dr. Kevin Ross, DC has been our chiropractor since I went to see him
for help with Bryan’s breech presentation. He is trained in the Webster Protocol, which as he explained
to our class last night, it’s NOT a turning technique. It’s an adjustment that addresses the
imbalance in the pelvis. Once the
pelvis is aligned, then the baby can safely turn head down. They may be unborn, yet they are smart
enough to avoid tension!! We were
very blessed that his “magic hands” worked to align my pelvis and Bryan turned
head-down 11 days before he was born.