EVENING PRIMROSE OIL One of the items from the Natural Means of Induction post last week, has more than benefits than we know. So, if you buy some for the means of induction, know that there is room for it after delivery too…Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) Evening Primrose Oil is another ‘cervix ripening’ method. EPO […]
AS A DOULA, I GET LOTS OF QUESTIONS… WHAT HOSPITAL IS THE BEST? WOULD YOU RECOMMEND A CERTAIN DOCTOR? DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE NURSE? Most of the time, I do my best to offer my honest opinion and I do always try to have something positive to say. As a woman, you must choose […]
NATURAL MEANS OF INDUCTION… “What can I do naturally, to keep from having to be induced at the hospital?” This question comes up alot. So, here is an online list of things to try… 1. Sex Sex is a commonly suggested method of natural induction due to semen containing prostaglandins – which help to ripen […]
Twin Mamas… We have a couple of new twin mamas in our group. Please offer up some of your sound advice. Any areas of twin info is welcome!
OmMama Recommendation by VaShondra – Looking to add a bit of a challenge to your prenatal workout routine? I was (or so I thought). After spending some time accepting the shock and awe that accompanied the sheer joy that a new life was growing inside of me and harnessing the feelings of nausea that had kept me very […]
Written by Amy Guthrie – Tom Landry Mama When I first became pregnant with my twins I ran, not walked, to see a nutritionist at the Cooper Clinic. I wanted to know what I needed to eat to fuel my strength, avoid gestational diabetes, and maintain a healthy weight gain. The wellness and nutrition dynamics […]
Many of you ask for pediatrician referrals. I have to take the lead from others that came before you on this one. I’ve listed a few names below that come up from time to time. And I found a “Hire A Pediatrician” form online. Take a look below. My one piece of advice is to […]
Episode of KERA’s Think with Krys Boyd about the epidemic of C-sections in the US. Click here for the episode. American women and their doctors are opting for C-section births at an unprecedented rate. So why is this happening? We’ll find out this hour from Theresa Morris. Her new book is Cut it Out: The C-Section […]
In this TED talk, image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond.
Mindful Childbirth with Nancy Bardacke Nancy Bardacke is a nurse-midwife, mindfulness teacher, and founding director of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Program, which she currently teaches at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. In this YouTube video, from “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference on March 8, 2013, Nancy explains why mindfulness can mitigate the stress […]