Birthing & Fertility

Birthing
  • Babies essentially twirl their way outa the womb!  Being upright can make this easier. 🙂  I love watching and reading stuff like this from women who KNOW (video from the Colchester Hospital Maternity facebook page)
  • Premature umbilical cord clamping – do you know what this is?  If you’re having a baby, this is an important concept to consider!   I love the idea of not clamping until the baby has taken it’s first swallow of breastmilk, and until the cord stops pumping blood to the baby.  Seems like a no-brainer, right?
Fertility
  • The Creighton Model is a scientific method for tracking one’s fertility cycle.  It is easy, and it can also offer insights into one’s health -check it out: www.creightonmodel.com
  • Some recommend hormone support by eating nuts shown to stimulate estrogen or progesterone — namely flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds from day 1 to the middle, or peak of your cycle, and sesame seeds and sunflower seeds during the second half of your cycle.  Make sure the seeds are purchased raw, organic, and unpowered.  You can powder or create a ‘seed’ butter fresh at home before consuming.  The following picture is from http://www.thyroiddetox.com.  You can also read the full guide by clicking here.

Baby Care Tips
  • How to change a diaper without subluxating the lumbodorsal junction of the spine.
  • Avoid hip dysplasia: Don’t swaddle a baby’s legs tight, and choose carrier that support the thigh and allow the legs to spread to keep the hip in a stable position.
  • Enjoy relaxing and fun meals with your baby and your spouse.  Don’t stress yourself and everyone else out by force feeding your baby gross mushy foods.  Wait until they start reaching for food, and let them eat real food.  It’s called Baby-Led Weaning.  Join the forum here.