Showing posts from November, 2013

Don't be the formula hype!

Here's a great article pointing out the lengths corporations will go to get paid. Unfortunately our best interest is not the #1 priority here. I know this may be hard to believe, a conspiracy theory maybe, but if you were to look a little further than what your told, and allow the little voice in your head to be heard, you'd realize its right. Formula companies are not looking out for our best interest and it's up to us to trust our bodies.
Support and education is key in successful breastfeeding. I like this quote from the article because I come across this often in my career:
"In reality few partners actually share the night feeds, so don't be tempted to stop breastfeeding for this reason. There might be an odd occasion when this happens but the novelty wears off very quickly, leaving you firmly back in charge of the night-feed. This is particularly true when your partner has to get up for work".

Attempts to detour women from!

I was sent this article that bothered me deeply, I felt it was just another way for society to detour women from breastfeeding, so I dug a bit and found this article that disagrees. When I read the title I instantly felt that was incorrect, but I figure I should read and truly understand. As I read, the link to the study led me nowhere, not a good impression. Also, just from current research that is investigating giving small amounts to increase bodies immunity and reverse allergies, had me disagree with the logic. Let's not even mention that I ate a scoop of peanut butter everyday of pregnancy and breastfeeding and my son has no alleriges. I decided to look a bit further and found an article from huffington posts that seemed a bit more credible to me. First upsetting article:
article that backs up what I felt as soon as I read the title:…

Share your Peaceful Pregnancy Pathways experiences

Expectant families love to hear your experience with us, share your positive, peaceful, pregnancy story here:
and here:

6 signs you should dump your prenatal caregiver

I skimmed through this but felt it was pretty dead on! During your pregnancy your provider should not only be checking on you and baby at each prenatal visit but should be listening to you.
If we ignore or don't pay attention to the pregnant mom, we miss a lot, things that could help us provide exceptional care for each client.
The lost art of midwifery and, in my opinion, "care" is due to lack of attention given to each woman. If I don't take the time and listen how do I know if your taking care of yourself? How do I know your able to provide your body with what it needs to create this baby?
This also means that the provider has to be diverse in many areas. Providers need, more like its VITAL, that we educate women in nutrition during pregnancy. This truly is a lost art lately. Preparation is another area in which we have to provide to our moms. If I don't properly prepare the woman for birth, how can I expect it to go so smoothly? Also, what type of experience…

ACOG's recommendations for pregnant moms to avoid chemical exposure

Please take moment to read ACOG's recommendations to help ensure minimal chemical exposure to the unborn fetus.
Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more difficult for us to avoid but these few tips along with this easy to view image can allow you to be concscious of these tips.
Talk to your midwife or provider regarding other ways to stay healthy!

Gentle GYN Care

It's never fun when its time to go to the GYN, but it's apart of life. It is nice, however, when you can see a provider who has a gentle heart and a holistic mind. CNM (certified nurse-midwife) and ARNP (advanced registered nurse practicioner) Judith Kaplan is now working out of Natural BirthWorks in Fort Lauderdale, with an office also in Boca and Miami.
Providing women with wonderful options besides the traditional, and slightly more uncomfortable, GYN care. Judy is also offering a holistic approach for the treatment of HPV, which is becoming very prevenlent with our young teens.
Here is an article from the examiner on Judith:

Natural BirthWorks community event

Natural BirthWorks is a co-op of holistic providers. We share a space so all families can receive the benefits of whole body care. The need for natural care is important in this growing toxic world. Join us for our monthly events and learn about each of the providers at our space.
Current providers include:
Licensed Midwives
Certified Nurse Midwives
Lactation Consultants, IBCLC
Massage Therapist
Ultrasound technician
and more...
View or FB event page for more details:!/events/572014659530269/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

and our website:

Coral Springs Breastfeeding support group

Each month the lovely breastfeeding mama's of Coral Springs meet up. We meet up to support each other, normalize breastfeeding, and share stories. We change locations each month to enjoy all areas, but its always the 3rd Wednesday from 9-11am. You can learn more about the group, and meet other moms on either our facebook page:!/groups/coralspringsbreastfeedingsupport/

or our meet up group:

We look forward to seeing you!