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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New class dates

My next series of birthing classes will start June 21st-August 30th. Classes are Monday evenings at Mountain Midwifery Center.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Breastfeeding saves lives and money


In this new study, researchers calculate the cost in dollars and in lives from not breastfeeding.  With only 14% of American women exclusively breastfeeding their babies at 6 months, we have a lot of work to do. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Free Baby Carriers

If you can't afford a sling, wrap or other baby carrier, see this link to apply for a free one!

The First Trimester

Your first trimester is a time of mixed emotions, excitement, fear, joy...  It is also a time of new physical changes.  One of the most common complaints about the first trimester is morning sickness.  Not all women experience this and it ranges from mild nausea to severe vomiting.  Morning sickness doesn't only happen in the morning, for many women it is present all day long.  The good new is that it usually doesn't last much longer than the first trimester.  That being said, 12 weeks can feel like an eternity.  So, what can you do to alleviate morning sickness?
  • try eating smaller meals or snacks, more frequently
  • have a snack before bed, and if you wake up in the night to use the bathroom, have a snack then too.  this will help keep blood sugar from dropping so low during the night.
  • eat a snack BEFORE getting out of bed in the morning.  keep some crackers next to your bed.
  • sparkling juice 
  • salty crackers
  • ginger
  • peppermint (even just smelling peppermint sometimes can help)
  • acupressure bands such as sea bands
These are a few suggestions, try a few to see what works for you.  It's easy to forget what you are doing all this for, your precious little baby!  Try to think about your baby and how much he or she is worth!

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