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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: World Breastfeeding Week
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2009, 12:00:09 PM »

World Breastfeeding Week
1 August 2009, 6:34 pm

In support of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 -7, I am going to try to post a blog on breastfeeding every day (tough with my schedule, but I will try). 

This year’s message - Breastfeeding:...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: The Marquette wet nurses
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The Marquette wet nurses
2 August 2009, 2:17 pm

In support of day 2 of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), here is my second blog post on breastfeeding for the week (2 down, 5 to go).

You cannot deny the power of this article with it’s compelling tale of the love of a father, the tribute to a mother and the dedication of a community...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Award winning breeding studs on display
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2009, 12:00:09 PM »

Award winning breeding studs on display
3 August 2009, 11:27 am

What?!?!  Where?  At the county fair, folks.

Come look at all the animals and join us BlogsMonroe bloggers for a Meet and Greet.

See this  previous post for specifics.



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Michigan hospitals (and ABC’s) are NOT baby friendly
3 August 2009, 1:25 pm

…Again, in support of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) here is my third post for the week on breastfeeding:

The harsh headline may be a bit of a stretch but it’s important to spread the understanding of the need for good community and professional support for breastfeeding.

The BF...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Breasts stimulate the economy
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2009, 01:00:08 PM »

Breasts stimulate the economy
4 August 2009, 1:50 pm

…In support of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), here is post 4 of 7…



 

You gotta love this idea for a new breastfeeding campaign.  It’s from the minds who also gave us ...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Be a bra – support the breast
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Be a bra – support the breast
5 August 2009, 1:44 pm

…Today is post 5 out of 7 for World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)

If you’ve been blessed by the breast, whether it be you were breastfed, you breastfed or your wife breastfed, take time to appreciate this special dedication and commitment of love.  Show some support to those who do ...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Lesser known breastfeeding benefits
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Lesser known breastfeeding benefits
6 August 2009, 1:03 pm

…Post 6 of 7 in support of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)…

In this post, I went over the numerous benefits to mom and baby from breastfeeding.  We are constantly finding more and more.  Here are some of the lesser known benefits to breastfeeding (per bestforbabes.org):

Breastf...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Mom I Am (Seussian breastfeeding)
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Mom I Am (Seussian breastfeeding)
7 August 2009, 1:39 pm

…Last post of the series regarding World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7).  I hope you’ve been enlightened or inspired.  Here is a poem summing it all up…

Mom I Am

Written by the posters on the Mom’s Online Breastfeeding Board

Little ones can squirm and pout, 

make a fu...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Homemade baby cereal recipes
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Homemade baby cereal recipes
10 August 2009, 12:50 pm

As requested, here is some information and recipes on homemade baby cereals.  Also, check out this previous post on making your own baby foods.

A few things to note about making your own baby cereal:

You will not be able to “fortify” homemade cereals like the commercial brands.  Howe...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Perception of the perfect birth
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Perception of the perfect birth
12 August 2009, 12:42 pm

The Bradley Method® of Natural Childbirth does not have a slogan per se, but if it did, perhaps it would be “healthly mother, healthy baby” as that is always the goal for any birth, unmedicated or medicated.

When planning for our births, we tend to fantasize and maybe even glamorize ...

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I’m not a redneck but I might be a junkie…
14 August 2009, 12:56 pm

I came across this post the other day and I thought it was hilarious so I have listed the items that I can say “yes” to.

You might be a Birth Junkie…

if you blog about birth (more than just your own birth for historical purposes) or if your birth story is at least two pages long  Y...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: EFM: hinderance or help?
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2009, 03:00:17 PM »

EFM: hinderance or help?
18 August 2009, 1:24 pm

Fetal monitoring comes in all shapes and sizes these days.  From a simple stethoscope and kick counts to the ultrasound, doptone and electronic fetal monitoring; each has it’s own pros and cons in checking in on your little one’s vitals.

Throughout your pregnancy, your medical professi...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Epidural does NOT = no pain
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Epidural does NOT = no pain
27 August 2009, 2:06 pm

Did you know the rate of drugged babies at birth in the U.S. is about 98%?  So that leaves 2% to natural births.  Definitely the minority.

A lot of pro epidural people think natural childbirth participants are crazy.  They think and feel that childbirth was painful enough with the medication, wh...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Too legit to quit
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2009, 01:55:42 PM »

Too legit to quit
1 September 2009, 12:44 pm

It’s official (I am legitimate), I am now an affiliated instructor with The BradleyMethod® of Natural Childbirth.

From the Bradley® website:

Your local Bradley Method® instructor is a professional trained to help pregnant couples obtain the birth experience the desire. Bradley® instructo...

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Childbirth and Beyond...Naturally: Adam’s Labor Day
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2009, 02:46:02 PM »

Adam’s Labor Day
1 September 2009, 1:05 pm

Graciously written by mommy Daedra (thank you for sharing):

My due date was February 24th; our son was born February 24th!  My labor was 12 hours EXACTLY to the minute.

On February 23rd I felt some mild contractions and started to time and record them, they were about 20 minutes apart and lasting...

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