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Padsicles – a postpartum MUST!

When I teach classes I always get questions about what these couples will need during the postpartum period. And since I don’t stay up-to-date on the lastest brands of strollers (or any brands for that matter), I do suggest my top three items. A rocking chair, a soft comfy robe and padsicles…(OH and a sound […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Offerings, Postpartum, Pregnancy|Comments Off

Adjusting our expectations of sleep…

In our mama support circles we are frequently discussing sleep, or lack there of…and what I’m hearing from mama’s is that they are really tired of feeling like they are failing because their babies aren’t “good sleepers”. I honestly don’t think I’ve been anything but exhausted for the past six years, so I nod my head in […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Breastfeeding and health care professionals…

I wrote a guest blog post for the Tampa Bay Birth Network last year…in it I mentioned the lack of breastfeeding specific education for birth professionals. An informative article on bellybelly.com.au expands on this;

“Right after she gives birth, a new mother mostly receives critical breastfeeding advice and support from midwives, her obstetrician, a paediatrician, her local maternal […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Mother-Friendly Care is Needed

I find myself on-line almost every day…I can’t help clicking on long, fascinating birth stories or natural empowering childbirth experiences. I fall into reading wonderful stories from real parents and I keep wondering why more hospitals/OB’s don’t follow the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative? Although I believe many homebirth and birth centers follows this initiative, I can’t […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Offerings, Our Nest, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy ~ by Dr. Shannon Whitlock

Throughout pregnancy an expectant mother experiences many hormonal and structural changes in order to prepare the mother’s body for the developing baby, as well as for the birth process. Some of these changes may include but are not limited to:

Weight gain (the breasts and uterus grow)
Protruding abdomen (stretching of the abdominal muscles) as the baby […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

~ Cactus musings ~ by Ashley Reed

About this time last year, I was pretty pregnant. Maybe if I were a Florida native, I would have had a better coping mechanism for dealing with the combination of pregnancy and summer heat. In an attempt to get some exercise in a humane-as-possible manner, my husband and I would usually wait for the sun […]

By |May 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Solids?…in due time!

I was going through an old box of books the other day and found my copy of Baby & Toddler Cookbook. I bought it when I was pregnant with Vivienne. I was so excited to make good food for my kid and skip all the baby food jars. I remember really enjoying the food and upping […]

By |May 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Slow Down Mama (or Mummy if you have a cool accent)

Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea.
Slow down mummy, come and spend some time with me.

Slow down mummy, let’s put our boots on and go out for a walk,
let’s kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Wait! Don’t Bathe That Newborn!

Something that is often asked in my class is when to bathe the newborn. I always remind my students that there is no medical reason to bathe the baby right away and for them to make that decision on their own. We typically talk about it a bit and I encourage them to delay the […]

By |May 17th, 2015|Our Nest, Pregnancy|Comments Off

A Motherless Mother

What Do I Want For Mothers Day? My Mom.

How do I describe my mother? She was strong willed, funny and smart (she’d kill me if I didn’t include that)…And her laugh oh…I can still hear it, loud and contagious. Everyone loved Barbara Jeanette, at least those who didn’t piss her off.

She was the oldest of […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Creative, Our Nest, Postpartum, Pregnancy|Comments Off