Daily Archives: April 22, 2011

Postpartum Food – Dinners

Dinner ideas, all vegetarian, egg & soy free, most corn free and some are gluten free. (Course assignment to gather recipes to share with clients for simple meals postpartum.)

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Pre-Conception (and Birth) Checklist!

I was not ready for a newborn when I went on bedrest but I had to get ready real fast, and while flat on my back. So I had LOTS of time to think and plan and when your wonderful … Continue reading

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Postpartum Food – Breakfast

Breakfast recipe ideas! (Course assignment to gather recipes to share with clients for simple meals postpartum.)

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Belly Casting

(Our own with baby #5!) Today our doula came (busy day – midwife in morning, doula in afternoon) and helped us make our belly cast. We bought the Rigid Wrap (plaster bandages) at Michael’s and for two rolls it was … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I Had Known

In no particular order, I wish I had known in my first pregnancy: – A midwife. Not that all midwives are equal by any stretch, but I wish we had interviewed some in California. – I wish we had hired … Continue reading

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Swaddling Tips from the PRO!

A friend was asking about swaddle blankets and I mentioned it to Kit and this was the email he sent in response to her questions. I married the Swaddle Pro. Seriously, he does all the swaddling around here because I … Continue reading

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Why We Hired a Doula for our (Fifth) Birth!

(I wrote this up to explain to friends why we had hired a doula for our fifth birth. We hired the same doula for our sixth birth, of course!) Why did I need a doula? In order to be able … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding & Brains

In a nutrition book I’m reading they mentioned the higher IQ scores found among breastfed babies but said perhaps it’s related to the increased bonding from frequent feedings – since breastmilk is digested faster, bottle fed babies often go longer … Continue reading

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Pregnancy – Keep Them Baking!

Why every week counts – interesting article about the dangers of inducing labor/scheduling c-sections for babies prior to 39weeks. Not just short term risks but the long term impacts showing up in children school age. And the diagram of comparative … Continue reading

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Consumer Report & Pregnancy!

Consumer Reports article about potentially risky & way overused medical interventions and underused low risk tools to help with pregnancy & birth. Nothing shocking or earth shattering, just more verification that even if we have the medical tools, it does … Continue reading

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