My Baby is Breech, now what?

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During weeks 30-34 of pregnancy, we usually have an idea of how our baby is positioned. IF you find out your baby is sitting in your pelvis, your baby is what we call  “breech.”  You can start hypnosis, specialty yoga positions (with a pregnancy expert), you can seek the help of an acupuncturist and/or prenatal chiropractor to help with the movement of baby to hopefully turn your baby back to a head down position for birth.   BUT, we find most doctors simply want to “schedule” the cesarean.  Now you must deal with the confusion and anxiety of what to do and how to deal with the potential surgery after preparing your whole pregnancy for a normal, natural, vaginal birth. WAIT, there is another option. As…

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Induction at 41 weeks – ! What’s it all about

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There are all kinds of problems associated with providing care based on risk rather than on individual women. However, risk along with ‘due dates’ is here to stay, and women often want to know about risks. Risk is a very personal concept and different women will consider different risks to be significant to them. Everything we do in life involves risk. So when considering whether to do X or Y there is no ‘risk free’ option. All women can do is choose the option with the risks they are most willing to take. However, in order to make a decision women need adequate information about the risks involved in each option. If a health care provider fails to provide adequate information they could be faced with legal…

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HSPBC

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Dreams really do come True!!! As a prenatal yoga teacher and labor doula, there has been overwhelming interest in having a Birth Center in the South.  It became clear to me that women wanted  this safe alternative to hospital birthing. So, together with the effort of many, The first Birth Center in the South that will offer  a safe option (across from a Hospital), providing waterbirths, midwifery care, childbirth education, complete prenatal & postnatal care. Holistic OB/GYN support together with MIDWIFERY care throughout your pregnancy, birth & beyond. Estimated  Grand Opening is set for Early 2015!  I thank GOD first, then the support of family and all who are working together to make this a warm, wonderful environment for you to birth your baby~  Holistic South Pregnancy…

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Healthy Granola Recipe for Pregnancy and Beyond

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HOW ABOUT A CUSTOM MADE GRANOLA FOR ENERGY & PROTEIN  You can adjust this any way you like, using your favorite nuts ! 1 cup roasted hazelnuts – chopped into big pieces 1 cup roasted cashews – chopped into big pieces 1 cup organic oats 1 cup slivered almonds or almond pieces 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut 3 tablespoons – veggie oil 2 tablespoons – honey STIR TOGETHER AND SPREAD EVENLY ON BAKING PAN. BAKE AT 350 degrees for 20 minutes – shaking the pan around at 10 minutes. When finished, toss together and ENJOY!!!

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Pretty Pushers for Labor!

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SEE NBC – CHANNEL “6 in the Mix” segment “click here” Well, let’s begin by saying why not?   Pretty Pushers are light, cool and definitely pretty!   Even better is the ability to work with hospital monitoring and epidural placement if desired. Our bottoms are not exposed but the “low cut”  back allows for placement of epi catheter.  The halter top ties – so easy release to start immediate skin to skin bonding and breast feeding following birth. So pick your pretty pusher color or print. Exclusively at Prenatal Plus – Yoga  for a limited time  – New Design by  Miami Artist Kate Neckel!   Order here

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Shower Power for Labor!

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There is not a much better way to help relax a mama than the power of  a hot shower for labor. As a doula,  I have found that the shower relieves low back discomfort and helps mother’s really relax during the early to active phase of labor.  Many labors progress quite rapidly when mother can feel relief, relax and just breathe! Here are some suggestions when in a hospital & wanting to shower. If there is an IV port, ask the nurse to please cover in plastic. This is one way to protect it from the water. If  there is a shower stool or bench, cover with a clean towel in case mama wants to sit a minute.  Also, bring a birth ball in the…

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What is a Doula?

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Studies have shown that having the support and care of another woman present during labor, the laboring woman is more likely to have a shorter, safer more satisfying birth experience. With doula support, allowing women to labor in the comfort of home through early labor, avoiding potential interventions that may take place when arriving too soon to the hospital setting. Fathers-to-be relax more with this caring doula support in knowing there is a professional advocate present to assist mother, physically, emotionally & spiritually. Some benefits of Doula Care: Achieving a more relaxed comfortable birth using all of the above-mentioned techniques therefore avoiding drugs and potential major abdominal surgery 60% reduction in cesarean rate Reduced duration of labor 40% reduced use of pitocin Reduced use of…

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