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Packing Your Birth Bag

Packing Your Birth Bag

You want to be prepared and as comfy as possible for your labor, birth and postpartum stay. Here are some helpful suggestions on what to pack in your birth bags.

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Prodromal Labor

Prodromal Labor

“Prodromal labor” is very common leading up to real labor. Some people call it “false labor;” however, we like to use the term “prodromal labor” because your body is trying to get ready for labor and birth. However, the uncomfortable contractions that one will...

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What You Want to Know About Exercise During Pregnancy

What You Want to Know About Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise can be beneficial to birthing people and their babies. Movement can help make space in your body, which can increase comfort. In other words, exercise can decrease aches and pains that can occur during pregnancy.  It can also help make space for baby to get in an ideal position.  In general, joyful movement can act as a mood booster and can be a source of pleasure and play. On a super practical level, exercise can increase gastrointestinal function during pregnancy, aiding in regular bowel movements. 

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Folate or Folic Acid in Pregnancy?

Folate or Folic Acid in Pregnancy?

All nutrients in prenatal vitamins are not equal. The best prenatal vitamins include natural source methylated B vitamins, including folate instead of folic acid. Without the natural source vitamins, our bodies can not metabolize and use them to repair our bodies’ DNA and stay healthy. Folate is important in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy to prevent spina bifida and other neural tube defects.

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The Importance of Vitamin D3 in Pregnancy

The Importance of Vitamin D3 in Pregnancy

Maternal vitamin D deficiency is associated (to varying degrees) with preeclampsia, low birth weight, preterm labor, infections during pregnancy, neonatal hypocalcemia, poor postnatal growth, bone fragility, and increased incidence of autoimmune diseases. In other words, maternal vitamin D status can influence maternal, fetal, and breast-fed infant health. Recommended dosage for Vitamin D is typically 4000 IU for pregnancy and 6000 IU for postpartum. At Sweet Child O’ Mine, we usually just recommend 5000 IU per day.

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Build A Strong Immune System

Build A Strong Immune System

Tending to your immune system is one foundational way you can support your body as it prepares for, grows, births, feeds, and nurtures your baby. During pregnancy, your immune system adapts so that it can protect both you and baby.

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Coronavirus & Pregnancy

Coronavirus & Pregnancy

NEW POLICIES: Very Important. Please Read. What we know about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to protect yourself, your family and baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding

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New Water Birth Study Released

New Water Birth Study Released

A new water birth study has been published in the December 12, 2019 issue of The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. The study was conducted by the American Association of Birth Centers utilizing data from the organization’s members. The water birth study included 26,684 births between the years of 2012 and 2017 in both home and birth center settings. Those giving birth in water had more favorable outcomes.

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